Former Black Ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson isn’t adjusting well to the laid-back rhythm of civilian life on her family’s ranch in South Dakota. To fill her time, Mercy accepts a temporary bartending gig at a local watering hole. Yet her attempts to settle in back home are tested when Titan Oil, a Canadian company proposing to run an underground pipeline through Eagle River County, sends Jason Hawley, Mercy’s former army buddy, to the area to convince ranchers to get behind the project.
While local business owners support the pipeline, Hawley’s presence riles the landowners, and Mercy is torn. After ugly threats and multiple altercations escalate tensions in the county, Mercy discovers Hawley’s brutally mutilated body in the bar parking lot. When it appears Sheriff Dawson cares more about campaigning for reelection than investigating the case, Mercy vows to find Jason Hawley’s killer — even if she has to run against Dawson for sheriff to ensure justice is served.
But Mercy soon learns her former military pal had plenty of secrets. Her search for the truth brings unwanted exposure to the county’s dark side and risks deadly repercussions for the entire community.
©2011 Lori Armstrong (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is an interesting series about a women army sniper who is discharged after 20 + years of service and returns to the family ranch in South Dakota. Enjoyed the flash back memory of her Army time and the information about the Indian Reservation and its relationship with the non-Indian town. I would have preferred less foul language but over all enjoyed the story. Mercy's running for Sheriff may lead to another interesting job for her.
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