Max Rupert has left his position as a Minneapolis homicide detective to live in solitude. But then the former sheriff, Lyle Voight, arrives with a plea: Lyle's daughter Sandy and his sixyear-
old grandson Pip have disappeared. Lyle's certain Sandy's ex-husband Reed is behind it, but the new sheriff is refusing to investigate. The closer Max and Lyle get to finding proof, the
more slippery Reed becomes, until he makes a break for the Boundary Waters wilderness with Pip in tow. Racing after the most dangerous kind of criminal - a desperate father - Max and Lyle go on the hunt, determined to bring an evil man to justice and to bring a terrified child home alive.