It's murder in paradise.
Who killed local debutante Delores Fogel in the sleepy central Texas town of Elysium? Benjamin LeFren was exonerated for the crime and released from jail 30 years after the fact, thanks in part to Shane Robeling, former FBI agent and now Elysium's Chief of Police. But now Shane is not so sure of LeFren's innocence.
When LeFren shows up in Elysium, Shane must guard LeFren from the townspeople he has sworn to protect, and the only way to do that is to hire him as his ranch foreman - thus, in theory, keeping him out of harm's way. But then the psychological warfare begins.
As the local death toll begins to mount, Shane must discover whether it is LeFren carrying out the killings, or someone else from 30 years dead and gone.