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Hollywood clashes with Wyoming in Virginia Swift's sizzling Mustang Sally mystery. Sally loves her small-town life. She's building a rep as a women's history professor to add to her credits as an occasional amateur sleuth, and she still gets plenty of kicks driving her Mustang and performing with a local band. But she feels a little out of her league when her Hollywood idol, Thomas "Stone" Jackson, comes to town with a couple of favors to ask. The first thing he wants is to sign Sally's band to warm up the crowd for him and the other headliners at the benefit concert his ex-wife (transplanted L.A. folk singer and activist Nina Cruz) is planning in nearby Laramie, Wyoming, for her latest eco-cause. The only tough part for Sally will be convincing the guys in her group to set aside their carnivorous, gun-toting ways long enough to lend a hand to a bunch of Left Coast tree huggers and animal rights activists.
The second favor is a lot trickier. Stone is worried ed that the group of weirdos Nina is endorsing is going to rip her off and worried that her fears about someone being "out to get her" may not be unfounded. Stone wants super-sleuth Sally to check things out. Unfortunately, she arrives just as Nina rushes into the woods to stop someone who is shooting on her posted land. As Nina disappears into the snowy wilderness, a deadly shot rings out. Now it's up to Sally to find out whether Nina's death is a tragic accident, a diabolical plot, or hot-blooded homicide. The only good news is that this time Sally may get to combine her search for justice with her lifelong dream of performing with Stone Jackson. Sue Stone