Former social worker-turned-private investigator Matt Jacob has had his share of vices and woes. But he has always managed to stay one foot ahead of the criminals he hunts, while keeping one foot out of the grave. Now Matt is struggling to kick his addictions, put his demons under wraps and settle down with a woman who makes him happy. Then, a phone call changes everything.
Lou, the father of Matt’s dead wife, is on the line, irascible and distraught. His new girlfriend’s son has attempted suicide and Lou, for some unknown reason, refuses to get paramedics or the police involved. When Matt uncovers the truth behind this boy’s despair, everything he has worked so hard for could end in an instant: his sobriety, his relationships with loved ones, even his own life.