A year after becoming Tibbehah County sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with a pardoned killerâ€™s return to Jericho. Jamey Dixon now preaches redemption and forgiveness, but the family of the woman he was convicted of killing isnâ€™t buying it. They warn Quinn that his sisterâ€™s relationship with Dixon could be fatal.
Others donâ€™t think the new preacher is a changed man, either â€” a couple of dangerous convicts who confided in Dixon about an armored car robbery believe heâ€™s after the money they hid. So they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.
Colson and his deputy, Lillie, have their work cut out for them. But they donâ€™t count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as the manhunt heats up. Communications are down, the roads are impassableâ€”and the rule of law is just about to snap.