Ten days before the start of her civil trial for shooting drug smuggler Julian "El Lobo" Garcia, the U.S. Government assigns Border Patrol Agent Hunter Kincaid a quirky new defense attorney fresh from rehab--for an amphetamine addiction, no less. She's also on the outs with her former lover, legendary Texas Sheriff Wayne Rockman, and that's causing problems at work. To top things off, Hunter’s brother will be the prosecuting attorney. The last thing she needs is something more on her plate.
But when she apprehends and returns to Mexico a remarkable fourteen-year-old orphan named Anda Tumecas, priorities change. Hunter crosses the border into Mexico to check on Anda, and learns the orphan is running for her life. A gang of cutthroats are on her trail, intent on killing her before she can talk about the criminal operations she witnessed.
Hunter encounters a handsome, charming thief in Mexico named Bobby Mata, who, on a whim, decides to help her find Anda. Hunter has to return to Texas and attend her trial, but bad news comes from OJ, and there are bodies involved. Hunter makes a fateful decision and leaves in the middle of the trial, racing to Presidio where she crosses into Mexico to find Anda.
As Anda weaves a desperate trail to throw off her pursuers, she leads them - and Hunter - to the most dangerous place on the border. It is a lawless Mexican village of raw adobe buildings and dirt streets, whose residents are Chihuahua’s worst criminals and sociopaths. The gun and knife are judge and jury here. It is the place called Outlaw Road.