David C. Garr, is an inimitable-soldier, astute Navy-man and lately, assigned-leader of elite-firefighters in Oregon... On his latest fire-fighting in the Washington-mountains as necessary insurgent, the 'unthinkable', occurs... Now FBI, state-troopers and a number of National-Security attaches are out to catch him-dead or alive. ...He's killed five-men; his assignees, while fighting a blaze. Bo Jon must find him before it's too late. He has a secret that only he, and Bo Jon knows as in all his-sacrifices, he's done... He's on the run, who will find him first and bring him to justice, or will he or the Feds kill or be killed. His journey takes him cross-country, and clues and realizations come with his-travels...