After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving.
The job Griff agrees to do, for a wealthy, successful, and desperate couple, demands secrecy. He soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion. An unsolved murder comes back to haunt him in the form of his nemesis, Stanley Rodarte, who has made Griff's destruction his life's mission. By safeguarding his new enterprise and protecting those around him from Rodarte's ruthlessness, Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could ever imagine, but cashing in on it will require him to forfeit his only chance for redemption... and love. Griff is now playing a high-stakes game, and at the final whistle, one player will be dead.