Driving home in the early hours he reflects on his current situation. His father is dead - killed by ISIS terrorists while working for WHO months before. At his fathers funeral, in front of the world's media, Mick had challenged ISIS to come and try to kill him. He stated that he would not be an easy target like his aged father. Absurd bravado grounded in despair. Mick still adores his ex-wife. He cannot contemplate the possibility that she might want to move on with another man. She now owns his Mick's house and his superannuation. The bank owns his vet practice and his soul. His estranged daughter is finally on talking terms with him after blaming him for the marital break-up... Or is she only interested in him while he is treating her horse?
As he pulls into the yard at Stewarts River Veterinary Hospital he realises that the stable where he left his daughter's horse the day before is open... As he explores the stable block a torrent of high velocity bullets rip through the stable walls. Suddenly Mick is running for his life.
ISIS killed his father. Are they now hunting him? Is this their retribution? Sleepy rural Australia is suddenly plunged into violent turmoil. Mick Gallagher is a hunted man.