Getting old is hell. J. P. Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have his knee-replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind-blowing mysteries hes ever faced.
A series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force at the Seattle PD, and then, even earlier, to his days in Vietnam, reminding him of people and events he hasnt thought about in years. Are they just drug-induced hallucinations? Beaumont isnt so sure. When tugging on those long ago threads leads to present-day murders, Beaus suspicions are confirmed. Some bodies from the second watch just wont stay buried.