Rosario has not had an easy life. Orphaned at fifteen when his diplomat parents are assassinated in Algeria, Rosario is forced into manhood and eventually becomes a doctor. Not wishing to follow a traditional career path, he applies to most elite division of the legion-the airborne corps-not realizing that his decision is about to lead him down a dangerous path. He must now kill to save himself from being killed.
Now Rosario has traveled from France to Jackson, Mississippi, ready to embark on a new adventure. In search of a good woman to marry, Rosario intends to hike the Natchez Trace to Louisiana, where he hopes to settle down and start a family. Instead, as he walks along the side of the road on his second morning in Mississippi, he is approached by two policemen who insist he is guilty of a triple murder. Unable to provide an alibi, Rosario is thrown in jail for a crime he never committed.
In this riveting thriller set in the sweltering South, a man wrongly accused of murder must exact a plan to find a serial killer before he strikes again.