For the last thirteen years AJ has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to murder his best friend, high-strung, low-level mobster. Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a life free of crime. Unfortunately, within hours of leaving prison, Jack involves AJ in an accidental shooting that leaves a man dead. When Jack's father, local mob boss Dr. Vic, hears the news, he wants the mess cleaned up, and fast. Meanwhile, Martha, an agent for the Louisiana Tax Board, has been investigating Dr. Vic for smuggling counterfeit cigarettes into Louisiana and is determined to bring him and Jack down. With the authorities hot on his trail, Jack is now forced to skip town. Dr. Vic's patience is wearing thin and he decides to take things into his own hands, looking for retribution. Well aware of Dr. Vic's violent past, AJ will stop at nothing to protect Jack's wife, Claire, the woman he's always loved, and help raise her daughter Pepper.