A cop from a family of cops, Chase Milan's trying to keep his corner of the world safe. He gets the criminals off the streets of Lebanon, Tennessee, but hasn't had to help their victims rebuild their lives. Until he meets Jeremy Bergeron, whose life has been turned upside down in an act of senseless violence.
Sometimes tragedy changes a life for the better.
Jeremy Bergeron is a four year old boy who will do anything to earn the love of his parents. But that is a love that they are unable or unwilling to give. Suffering from the neglect of his mother and the physical abuse from his father, Jeremy does everything in his power to survive.
Chase Milan is a rookie K-9 police officer. His job is to confront evil and get it off the streets. He knows about crime, but he has never before had to deal with its aftermath. With his canine partner, Neesa, Chase doesn’t realize the struggles that come with picking up the pieces once tragedy has torn through a life.
With a squeeze of a trigger, two lives heading on different paths converge and Chase learns exactly what it’s like to pick up the pieces and build a life that has been shattered by violence.
Because he is signed up to be a foster parent, he gets temporary custody of Jeremy. But his wife is unable to deal with a child who fears every shadow and finds comfort in hiding behind the sofa. When atop all the other issues, questions about his gender identity make the family question everything they once believed was certain.