Was his death a tragic accident—or a murder in cold blood?
Caught between juggling her dysfunctional family and a looming recall election, Sheriff Kate Fox feels like she’s on a bucking bronc with one hand stuck in the air. When a top bull breeder is mauled to death at a rodeo, Kate quickly realizes that this so-called accident hides a much darker truth.
Dropped from the case to protect her upcoming election bid, Kate is forced to cowboy off on her own when she fears the victim’s wife is being targeted unfairly. After her snooping reveals a list of shady suspects, each with their own reason to want the victim dead, Kate finds herself caught up in a deadly web of lies and fraud at the heart of the competitive world of rodeo.
But when her investigation takes a terrifying turn, Kate starts to question everything. How deep does the corruption go? And who will be left standing when the dust finally settles?
Praise for Shannon Baker:
"...terrific series..." —Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of A Gingerbread House
"...Baker knocks the wind out of you..." —Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, USA Today bestselling author of Damaging Secrets
“Shannon Baker gets better with every book.” —Amazon Charts bestselling author Jess Lourey
"...winning characters and a stunning setting…" —Mystery Scene
"A wonderful western mystery not to be missed! Enjoy!" —Fresh Fiction
"...laugh-out-loud humor and heart-stopping suspense...” —Gwen Florio, author of the Nora Best and Julia Geary series
"Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending." —Kirkus Reviews
"...Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit book after book." —William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author
"...perfect blend of small-town atmosphere, intriguing plot-line, and down-to-earth characters affectionately called Sandhillers." —Christine Carbo, author of the bestselling Glacier Mystery Series