Practicing law has never been so deadly. Hotshot Stanford law professor Jack Strider is speeding along the fast track to serve on the Supreme Court until a bullet and a nasty, front-page family scandal shatter that ambition. After he's unjustly fired from the law school faculty, a powerhouse law firm run by a former Secretary of State offers Jack a job and a chance for redemption. His first assignment: Do whatever it takes to defend a sleazy corporate client in Juarez, Mexico, the "Murder Capital of the World." Soon, Jack realizes that if he can't stop his client, millions of people on both sides of the border will be poisoned. Plunged into the violence of the Texas-Mexican borderlands, Jack discovers that he can trust no one, not even the law firm he works for, so when attorney Debra Vanderberg is sent to assist Jack, he doesn't know whether she's an ally or a spy. He has no choice but to trust her and pray he isn't wrong. Racing against the clock and dodging bullets, Jack and Debra uncover corporate greed and political corruption that lead all the way from a sacred cave in the Mexican mountains to the Oval Office. When the President of the United States refuses to stop the impending catastrophes, Jack risks everything, including his life. But can he learn the "ground truth" fast enough to save the millions destined to die?