Dale Hardy thought he had seen the face of evil with Sheriff Gaines and Mayor Reid. That was before the cartel arrived and laid claim to a town still reeling from a devastating global virus. With Encendido falling increasingly in its iron grip, the cartel soon sets out to finish Dale and his family once and for all. To stop them, Dale will need to overcome sharp divisions at home and within the local population. More than that, he'll need to leave his fortified sanctuary in order to unite a fractured people against a ruthless enemy. But the time for mounting an effective resistance is quickly slipping away. There are rumors the cartel has called upon a bloodthirsty band of mercenaries to bring the town to its knees and complete their brutal subjugation.