An investigation into the murder of a sheriff's wife on the Arizona/Mexico border proves less cut-and-dry than initial appearances suggest in this topical drama from writer/director Michael Berry. As a Mexican man (Michael Peña) attempts to cross illegally into the United States, his encounter with a sheriff's wife (Amy Madigan) is cut short when rifle shots ring out across the desert. When the dust clears, the woman lies dead. At first, all evidence points to the illegal man as the killer, but as the former sheriff (Ed Harris) teams with the current sheriff (Aden Young) to investigate, it quickly becomes apparent that there are more sinister forces at play. As the two lawmen work to unearth the truth, however, they are faced with difficult questions that force them to ponder the value of human life, and the true price of justice.