Something gnaws at Parker McLeod telling him to drive away, but the ghostly-thin mother and her troubled 14-year-old son with his vacant eyes, tugs at Parker's conscious. He can't leave them behind. Against his better judgment, he loads the hitchhikers into his old Chevy pickup, a move that threatens his quiet life as the proprietor of The Garhole Bar, a favorite watering hole out among the rattlesnakes and prickly pear on the far west end of Galveston Island.
The pile of trouble he has picked up becomes obvious when a man with a gun wants him to pull over. After a harrowing shootout, Parker thinks he's rid of the duo, but when the boy appears at The Garhole, Parker sees flashes of his own childhood and is torn between mentoring the boy and breaking all ties. Enter Clementine Garza, a sexy, baton-wielding, trash-talking P.I. from San Antonio. Clementine is hot on the trail of a case concerning a Boston billionaire seeking the truth behind his son’s disappearance. As Parker and Clementine’s paths merge, the tension ramps up to an explosive ending full of treachery and betrayal.