Joe Pickett's old friend, Nate Romanowski, is off the grid, lying low while the FBI search for him. But they're not the only ones looking for him. Nate finds himself confronted by agents who need his help assessing a potential terror threat in Wyoming's Red Desert. In return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. Meanwhile, Joe investigates a rash of crimes and secretive federal activity. As they pursue their quarries, both men will be drawn deep into a secret that could take them both down.