Austin's urban sprawl is crowding in on Al Quinns once wilderness lakefront house. Yet he is tugged away from his cozy retirement, his quirky housemates, and even his promise to marry Fergie by a string of seemingly petty crimes that are starting to seem organized.
Houses may be springing up around where he and his family live, but Al knows from his years as a sheriffs department detective that there are still some quite dark corners in Texas. He finds himself drawn right out into the darkest of them.
The trail he follows gets even more sinister when he and Fergie must confront the Aryan Brotherhood. There is no backing away, though. when the lives of his brother Maury, Bonnie, Little Al, and even Als dog Tanner are at stake.