Arizona cattle rancher Vince Hayburn dies unexpectedly. His niece, Chicago homicide detective Jodi Hayburn, arrives in the small town to take possession of her inherited property. The strange people and the unbearable heat threaten to drive her away, but she soon finds that they are only part of her problems. She is not welcome in town, and the cool reception raises a gut feeling that something is not right. She begins to investigate her uncle's death; his reported heart attack doesn't add up.
Enzo Mannoti wants Max Yuma dead. What he did to the business alone earned him a death warrant; then he got personal. Enzo would kill him twice if he could. But the question is: How? The last two people Enzo sent to kill Yuma ended up dead themselves. Now Yuma has dropped out of sight for a year, adding to the problem. Therefore, the average hit man won't do. Enzo will need someone very special to fix this problem, someone who knows how Yuma thinks; someone who can flush him out, track him down.
Chappy is obsessed with flight. The first thing he does when he steps outside is look into the sky. All his spare time is taken up by studying birds or aircraft in flight. He hopes that someday flying will be a part of his life. First he has to get through his teen years which, so far, have been tough. His parents love him but have little time for him. His younger brother torments him to the edge of insanity. His one source of inspiration is Alannah, who loves flying as much as he does. They try to learn about flight together, but her parents have other plans for her.
"Great pilot dreamer story"
Albert just wanted to be left alone. He was 20 years retired and, unfortunately, 20 years widowed. He had hoped to spend the fourth quarter with his wife, doing what retired people do, but things don't always work out that way. He was okay with it though, because he knew he would eventually be with her later when it really counted. Anyhow, for now, the Cubs kept him busy all summer and the Blackhawks all winter.