A bizarre massacre out in the wasteland sends Marshal Elias Watkins to the very edge of human civilization and beyond, all the way to the origin of the current, wasted world. More
Marshal Elias Watkins is brought in to investigate the massacre at an isolated outpost, where nothing was taken and none of the survivors saw a shooter. The only clue left behind is a line of spent shell casings resting atop a nearby ridge.
Marshal Watkins isn't the young man he used to be, but a case like this needs somebody who's seen just about anything and has the nerve not to turn away when the end is in sight. But he's never seen anything like this before. Together with the best lawmen in the Known Lands, he determines to track down this killer and bring him to justice. Their quarry, however, is no ordinary man and his killing isn't over just yet.
His trail leads them into raider territory and the irradiated zone and then across the mountains to the east, where no one has ventured near in almost a century. The marshall and his band come face-to-face with all the horrors of a world wrecked by war and radiation, where even a past that seems dead and buried can still come back to haunt the living.