When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly bear attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife was severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers and the shooter. The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowski—just as he's getting used to the arrival of his first child—falls under suspicion for the crime. It's a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate's name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.