When Max Kane gets word that a retired Navy SEAL friend of his has been picked up for suspicion of murder, he rounds up his sister and they drive to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas to discover the truth.
NCIS has decided Chief Petty Officer Clive Garrett is guilty of killing his ex-wife. And why not? Since the chief retired six months ago, he had turned heavily to the bottle for comfort, and the ink on his divorce was barely dry before his ex-wife married a Navy pilot. But Max quickly finds out that not all murders are as clear-cut as they seem.
Max must fight JAG lawyers who don’t seem interested in alternative theories, as well as an old friend who might have been too drunk to know if he killed his former wife. As everything seems to be stacked against this highly-decorated SEAL, Max relentlessly fights for the truth. Can he return his friend’s stolen honor and find the killer?