Introducing Royce Madison, sheriff's department diehard deputy and soft-spoken dyke-about-town. When Royce's father, the venerable sheriff Grady Madison, was killed, his murder went unsolved. Haunted by her father's death, Royce vowed that no other murder would go unsolved in Timber City, Colorado.
In this first intriguing adventure, Royce explores the boundaries of sexuality, racial prejudice, family loyalty, and small-town fear as she searches for the murderer of her lover's best friend. Possible suspects abound in the murder of the wealthy Trish Chandler-Sumner. Was it her no-good, jealous husband Luther, who also happens to be the sheriff's brother? Could it have been Ray, the gentle, guitar-playing young Native American implicated by one questionable witness?
When Valeria, the object of Royce's obsession, reveals that she was sexually involved with the murdered woman, the tables tilt. But who know the truth? What ,mask hides the real killer?
well written book good mystery.