Wyoming Govenor Spencer Rulon is about to leave office, but before he does, he has one more assignment for his "Special Liaison to the Executve Branch" Game Warden Joe Pickett. Surprisingly, he sends Joe off to Wyoming's Red Desert in search of his " off the grid" buddy Nate Romanowski. Nate has been approached by men claiming to be federal agents and promised forgiveness for past crimes . All he has to do is make a connection to fellow falconer Ibby. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. There is a rogue killer bear headed their way, suspicious, possibly terrorist activity, in the area and unbelievably, Joe's daughter Sheridan is mixed up in the mess. Will they all make it out alive?