Corey Bowen is an innocent man. Wrongly convicted, and imprisoned in the brutal labor camp at Five Shadows run by a sadistic embezzler willing to kill to keep his scheme running, Bowen is determined to break out or die trying. The trackers have already caught him once, dragged him back through the mesquite and rocks, and beat him bloody and near dead after his last attempt. But this time he'll have help--from a lady with murder on her mind and a debt to pay back. They say that breaking out of Five Shadows is impossible--but Bowen is a different breed, and this time he will go to any extreme to escape.