When Ford Cardwell returns to Cardwell Ranch, his ability to decipher the truth will be tested. Plus a bonus story Trouble in Big TimberFord Cardwell is shocked when his old flame calls him out of the blue--and even more so when he hears a gunshot. But when he accidentally loops in medical examiner Henrietta "Hitch" Rogers, she makes him wonder if he was set up to believe the woman was a victim. Together, they'll need to discover the truth, but looking into the case will put them in the sights of a killer.
Twelve-Gauge GuardianJournalist Raine Chandler is on the run from a killer, but her luck will change once she meets cowboy P.I. Cordell Winchester. In town on family business, he can't resist the urge to help her solve an abduction case long gone cold. When another girl goes missing, the stakes are raised, and the pair will have to do whatever it takes to find the children before time runs out.