Life has never been easy for former Army Ranger John Brenner. The wounded Iraqi war vet and ex-cop must rely on his wits, his fists, and a wry sense of gallows humor to make it through each challenging day. For at his core, this transplanted West Virginian is a throwback to an antebellum time: he is a Southern man of honor. But his latest mission may be his last. The task seems straightforward: Find industrialist Jacob Cahill's missing teenage daughter Sarah and bring her safely home. But for John Brenner, nothing ever goes quite as planned. In searching for the girl he will discover a new and unimaginable corruption hiding beneath a corporate façade, and come face to face with a ruthless killer known to his victims only by a macabre appellation: Boneless Chuck.