Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody’s high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca’s help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody’s faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling but also love?




Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household.

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 Reader review . . . 

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun has returned home to care for his father, knowing that he will see childhood friend Rebecca Morgan again.  She does not know the depth of his feelings for her, and he would like to keep it that way.  But when violence strikes her family and it appears that it is related to the case Rebecca is presiding over, the two are thrown together once more, they have to face their feelings for one another as they are trying to solve the mystery.

This is an action-packed novel with a little bit of everything.  It contains romance, mystery, murder, revenge, organized crime, and plenty of suspense.   The strong characters are realistic and well-developed.  

3.5 stars

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