Master tracker, Virgil Cleary, lives quietly on his Wyoming ranch with his wife and children. Life has been happy for the Clearys but the ranching business is difficult.
When Virgil’s former intelligence chief from Vietnam offers a lucrative mission Virgil accepts, partly for the money but ideally to reaffirm his sense of value to his country.
Virgil must travel to South America, to a country nearing civil war, where he joins forces with Agent Richard Creole. Together, the two operatives will rely on each other’s unique skills to locate an American engineer abducted by members of the rising Maoist movement.