Since 1985, Arizona prosecutor Stan Kobe has come to be known as “Maricopa County’s Most Ruthless Prosecutor” having never lost a case—nor let a murder go unsolved. His streak comes to end in 2001 when Paul Henry Stewart, a former Air Force EOD technician, mysteriously disappears, leaving no trace after his house explodes in flames with his wife and two children inside.
Ten years pass until another triple-homicide occurs with similarities only Kobe knows are common to his decade-old cold case and he embarks upon a relentless journey to tie-in and solve both crimes. While doing so, he uncovers a domestic terrorism plot by a separatist group to attack Phoenix’s water and electric infrastructure using bombs Kobe believes were surreptitiously obtained from a downed Air Force A-10 fighter plane.
Will Stan be able to save one of the United States’ most populated cities from the brink of destruction?
It’s July, 1975 and an overworked Chicago police force receives a call that an 85-year-old white man has been attacked by a gang of black youths on the lakefront in Burnham Park. Amid public outrage, contentious Mayor Richard J. Daley commands his police to find the killers fast and make the bucolic park safe again. Uncommonly but fortunately for the police, twelve-year-old James Overstreet steps forward and identifies five of the six assailants and arrests are made. But detectives and county attorneys bungle the case, leaving the judge no choice but to release the accused. This startling turn of events jeopardizes James’s life, forcing the entire Overstreet family into witness protection in Arizona, and creates a nightmare that will haunt the brave witness forever. Fast-forward thirty years. The stoic young man has grown to become Maricopa County’s most feared prosecutor. But his life is about to be turned upside down when paths from the past cross into the present, veering toward a shocking climax.