Pierce heads to Arrowhead, CO to find Salem. She is a war dog who got separated from her handler when he went into rehab. Piece stirs up trouble in the town which has to do with the dog in part but also because it's the right thing to do for a fellow Army vet who is down on his luck. Pierce knows what it's like to be where Pete, Salem's handler, is and how hard it is to fight back from serious injuries.
Heidi is a deputy whose father was the sheriff before an accident changed all of that. She never worked under her father but for his replacement. The sheriff believe that women only belong in the kitchen and should be making babies. Heidi is surrounded by this mentality and it makes her job that much harder.
Together they help Pete get his life and his dog back. Along the way they stir up several hornets nests but also do a lot of good.
I really like this series so far. Salem has been through enough while serving her country and yet she is brought home and treated very poorly but so called humans. Ms. Meyer's stories bring some insight into what may happen when war dogs come home and their handlers can't take care of them or they get lost along the way. Pierce is a typical alpha male but he doesn't go completely alpha and try to keep Heidi from doing her job. He treats her as an equal because he knows she can handle her job. Heidi is strong and brave and has Pierce's six.
Can't wait to read more about this special breed of men that volunteer to find these lost war dogs.