When a rising country star is found dead in the Missouri Ozarks, sheriff's detective Katrina “Hurricane” Williams must confront the possibility that the man she loves is involved…
Called to investigate the theft of valuable timber, Katrina finds the dead body of young singer Sharon Rose lying in the snow, shot execution style. When Sheriff Billy Blevins arrives at the crime scene, his strong reaction to seeing the victim is as baffling as a pretty corpse surrounded by tree stumps . . .
Until Katrina learns that Billy was involved with Rose. The sheriff's refusal to confide in her, coupled with his erratic behavior, not only puts a strain on their already complicated relationship, it hobbles her homicide investigation. With Billy going rogue, Katrina can’t rely on anyone but herself. Secrets and suspects abound, even in the singer’s own family, and the key to the murder may lie in the lyrics of what is now her swan song . . .
Praise for Robert E. Dunn
“This tale of deceit, corruption and betrayal from Dunn is long on violent action . . . Fans of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns will find a lot to like.”
—Publishers Weekly on Dead Man’s Badge
"Brutal, vivid, and unforgettable . . . a modern-day western morality tale in crime-novel wrapping with a blood-red bow. This one will haunt you."
—Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Dead Man’s Badge
“This is hardboiled fiction at its best. We’re talking Elmore Leonard territory. A fantastic read and I hope there’s more to come.” —Hunter Shea on A Living Grave