Free-spirited Lucy Prestipino has a new life, a new job, and a new look. The U.S. Marshals Service has hidden her in a small town nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Maryland. Peter Etchers, a cantankerous deputy marshal, protects her from those who want her dead. She grieves the loss of her former life as a Baltimore bicycle messenger. Her old friends are gone, along with her sense of self.
Lucy is slowly adjusting to the constraints of witness protection. She’s extricated herself from Romero Sanchez, a notorious gang kingpin. Her job plowing snow from dangerous mountain roads provides the thrills she craves. Maryland State Trooper Jimmy Bittinger warms her with his friendship. Life is getting better.
Until the snowy night she plows up a dead man.
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