When an environmental activist dies from an illegal pesticide on a small farm just north of Los Angeles, the ensuing frenzy from a wolf pack of regulators, eco-terrorists, and journalists brings the farm owner, Mark Redmon, to his knees. The pesticide in question, however, is a chemical that this particular farmer claims he never used in his life.
Redmon's search for answers takes him from Southern California's rural fringes, to the state's desolate North Coast forests and back to LA's exclusive Westside. Still, his every move only raises more and more unanswered questions: Was the death a product of his own negligence? A suicide? Or an eco-terrorist plot?
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