From the author of the award-winning crime thriller, Where the Hurt Is.
"This top-notch suspense thriller will seize your attention, and you'll be enthralled by the characters and the author's witty and appealing style." -Sublime Book Review
The residents of tiny Butcherville, Oklahoma love their God-given freedoms so much, they refuse to hire their own police force. When they need a cop, they just call Emmett Hardy, police chief of Burr, the closest neighboring town. Whether it's to break up a fight, dissuade an angry good ol' boy from hunting rabbits with an M-16, or eject an unruly patron from Butcherville's combination strip joint/bookstore, Emmett's always glad to oblige ... that is, until a local business owner's lust for money and power results in a deadly shootout and multiple kidnappings. Suddenly, Emmett's good intentions are fraught with dangerous consequences. Besieged by friend and foe alike, and sabotaged by a fondness for drink that's starting to affect his work, Emmett is the last man standing between a community of honest people trying to do their best with what little they have, and an evil that threatens not only their jobs and homes, but their very lives.