True to the Law

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He was on the hunt for a runaway beauty
 
Find her” is the only instruction that private detective Cobb Bridger receives from Richard Mackey. The scion of a wealthy Chicago family, Mackey is desperate to know the whereabouts of the woman who disappeared from his employ, taking with her something of ...

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Overview

He was on the hunt for a runaway beauty
 
Find her” is the only instruction that private detective Cobb Bridger receives from Richard Mackey. The scion of a wealthy Chicago family, Mackey is desperate to know the whereabouts of the woman who disappeared from his employ, taking with her something of great value. Intrigued as much by what Mackey won’t say about the missing item as he is by Mackey’s description of the missing woman, Cobb accepts the assignment.
 
And the one true lie that could destroy them both
 
Bitter Springs, Wyoming, has a new schoolteacher who may or may not be exactly what she seems. Upon making the acquaintance of Miss Tru Morrow, Cobb begins to question the guilt of this golden-haired lady—and the protective feelings she stirs in him. His investigation hinges on understanding where the truth lies. Can he believe in Tru? Or is she just another treacherous woman out to swindle this hardened detective’s heart?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this engrossing novel set in 1889 Wyoming, Goodman (A Place Called Home) delivers a lovable and feisty heroine and an upstanding lawman who find each other in highly unlikely circumstances. Gertrude “Tru” Morrow is bereft and at loose ends after the death of her wealthy employer, Charlotte Mackey, in Chicago. She takes a job as a schoolteacher in the tiny town of Bitter Springs, Wyo., but trouble follows her: Mrs. Mackey’s grandson, Andrew, thinks Tru stole from his grandmother and hires detective Cobb Bridger to find her. In the process of checking her out, Cobb falls hard for Tru, a minister’s daughter with a fondness for fine whiskey. All that remains is to figure out who’s lying to whom. Engaging characters and a well-plotted story will captivate the reader all the way to the satisfying conclusion. Agent: Pam Hopkins, Hopkins Literary Associates. (May)
Library Journal
Like the rest of the townsfolk, new schoolteacher Gertrude "Tru" Morrow thinks Cobb Bridger is merely a gambling man just passing through windswept Bitter Springs, WY. But Cobb is on a mission—and Tru is his target. Hired to find her by a man who claims she is a thief, Cobb keeps his cards close to his vest as he comes to know and admire Tru and begins to question the real motives of his employer. A wary heroine with feminist sensibilities and secrets of her own; a savvy, admirable hero intent on learning the truth; and an abundance of engaging, beautifully realized secondary characters (young Finn Collins is especially endearing) keep the pages turning and the plot moving in unexpected ways. VERDICT Protagonists who spar animatedly, humor that lightens the story's darker aspects, and well-handled sexual tension combine in a compelling tale that shares a setting with the best-selling, West Virginia-based Goodman's The Last Renegade. Another winner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425264164
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: I-Team Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 243,887
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Goodman is a licensed professional counselor working with children and families in West Virginia’s northern panhandle. Always a fan of happily ever after, Jo turned to writing romances early in her career as a child care worker when she realized the only life script she could control was the one she wrote herself. She is inspired by the resiliency and courage of the children she meets and feels privileged to be trusted with their stories, the ones that they alone have the right to tell. Once upon a time, Jo believed she was going to be a marine biologist. She feels lucky that seasickness made her change course.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    true to the law

    the story was slow moving and boring i am sorry i bought i

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    Jo Goodman delivers again.  Great characters and a likeable hero

    Jo Goodman delivers again.  Great characters and a likeable hero.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    I love a good western romance!

    And this one does not disappoint. The hero is quirky and throughly masculine without being obnoxious. The secondary characters are delightful and the love story is satisfying without being cloying. A good read!

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    Posted May 29, 2013

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