The fifth in the series featuring "Cork" O'Connor. O'Connor is back as sheriff in the small town of Aurora. On a routine domestic violence call with a deputy, the deputy is shot obviously mistaken for Cork. Other attempts on his life follow. Another murder, a client of Jo's (his wife) working on a contract on the reservation, seems unconnected at first. This story starts with a chapter titled "How It Ends". This foreshadowing, if that's what it's called, is my least favorite way to start a book. It irritates me enough that it affects how I think about the rest of the book; so I won't say anything more about it other than it also ends on something of a cliffhanger. A new reader could start here without problems, and in fact would miss some of the discrepancies I've found in the series by reading them too close together.