Determined to stop drinking and put the nightmares to rest, journalist and former war correspondent John Webster wants to turn over a new leaf. But when a mysterious woman phones him out of nowhere about an oil company and its corrupt top executives, Webster fi nds himself dragged into a dangerous chess game played by the most powerful minds in the country.

The whistleblower hands Webster a secret document indicating that Nerno Energy's largest oil site may actually be completely dry. As Webster digs deeper into the secrets of the energy company, he finds shocking evidence of corruption at the highest levels, perpetrated by people who will stop at nothing to silence him. Webster learns Nerno Energy is being readied for sale to foreign interests who may have their own agenda-an event with implications for the security of the whole of North America.

This knowledge drives Webster to return to his old destructive habits and threatens his sanity, his relationships, and his life. When people start dying around him, Webster races to untangle this large conspiracy and bring those responsible to justice.