Cole Clayborne has finally caught up to U.S. Marshal Daniel Ryan, only to find out that he has been sworn in as a Marshal also. Now the two are investigating a chain of bank robberies by the notorious Blackwater Gang. The latest robbery left seven people dead. But clues lead to the fact that a woman was hiding in the bank and witnessed the whole thing. Cole and Daniel find that three women visited the bank that day, and all say they were not at the bank at the time of the robbery. But when their stories start sounding suspicious, Cole and Daniel decide to escort the three women to Texas to talk to a judge.
This historical romance was a little different from the norm. The first chapters opens from the witnesses point of view. We never know her name, but we see everything that happens during the robbery/murders. When Daniel and Cole interview Rebecca, Grace and Jessica, they realize their stories just don't hold water.
I liked getting to see Cole again. He was my favorite Clayborne brother. I also liked the character of Daniel Ryan, and thought he and Cole dealt well with each other. It was a nice that we didn't know which of the women actually witnessed the crime until the middle portion of the book. This book has two romances, both equally satisfying. It was a nice wrap to the series. My rating: 4 Stars.
Great Julie Garwood book!
Good ending to a great series.