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By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne, the fellow with a style for violence, tackles corruption, greed, brutality, and homicide in an action-packed 24 hours within the Kentucky mining city of Centerville.

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It was half past seven. The sun had already set. She walked out onto the back porch to look toward the barn, then beyond to the stables to see if she could see Bud’s truck. No luck. She shivered as a blast of cold air whipped around the side of the house. Spring was here, but Montana weather had yet to catch up with that fact. She had turned to go back inside when she heard the sound of an engine and saw the lights of Bud’s truck coming out from behind the barn. Instead of going inside, she wrapped her arms around her waist and waited for him to reach the house.

The revelation he’d dropped on them at the reading of his will had torn the family apart. His oldest daughter, Holly, was the only one of them left at the ranch now, along with Robert Tate, Andrew’s best friend and ranch foreman—and the love of Holly’s life. But Robert—Bud to his friends—didn’t know about Holly’s feelings, and she was so used to keeping them a secret that revealing them now in the midst of so much turmoil didn’t seem possible. Her sisters, Maria and Savannah, were already gone.

I could only draw one conclusion: that she’d been murdered for her intentions. Unable to read any more, Holly laid the journal and her food aside, and curled up in the fetal position. She was still shocked that she had no memories of her parents, or of living anywhere other than the Triple S Ranch. According to the journal, she was five when her mother sent her away with Andrew Slade. So what happened? What had she seen that had been so horrible she’d been willing to block out everything, including a mother who loved her that much?

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