(This book cannot be returned.)
A young man survives in the wilderness with the aid of a recluse veteran while coping with the murder of his family. Orphaned fifteen year old Tucker Pierce and his grandparents camp for the night deep in an old growth forest. They camp across the river from a marijuana farm concealed in the woods. The drug dealers decide they must kill the intruders to protect the marijuana farm. Tucker escapes into the woods where he runs off a cliff and is knocked unconscious. The next day, Tucker is hunted by the killers. He is saved by the intercession of a strange man who scares off the killers. Now begins Tucker's struggle to overcome the death of his family, to determine whether this recluse living deep in the woods is a friend or foe, and whether Tucker will survive the encounter. Just as Tucker has embarked on this terrifying journey, so too has the stranger he has encountered begun his own journey.