Rice Moore has found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's totally solitary--perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds--followed by several more--his solitude is suddenly at risk. Partnering with a scientist, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place. A raw and compelling debut for fans of C.J. Box.