I read this book about 13-Feb-2023. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2006. This note was last modified Saturday, 18-Feb-2023 11:54:40 PST.
This is book 6 of the "Joe Pickett" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
The father of April Keeley, who the Pickett's are in the process of trying to adopt (after her father was killed and her mother dropped April off at the bank along with the keys to her foreclosed house on the way out of town) is back, is crazy, and blames Joe.
Meanwhile, the matriarch of the best local ranch has gone missing and her sons are practically at war as to who will get the ranch.