For pro hockey goon Shane Bronkovsky, things are going south.
Disgraced pro-hockey enforcer Shane “Bronco” Bronkovsky crashes his motorcycle in the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico. Injured, helpless, and robbed by mysterious passersby, he is eventually rescued by one of the locals, Tammy DeWitt, who takes Shane to the hardscrabble ranch she runs. While shocked to discover the ranch raises rattlesnakes, Shane comes to relish the honest work and peace he finds there. His life quickly becomes entangled with those of the local denizens, including the ranch’s children, as he and Tammy grow closer.
Through the lives he touches and the people he helps, Shane strives for redemption. Yet, as he struggles to tame the demons within and adjust to life away from the spotlight of professional sports, his past and present collide in an explosive climax.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Looking for blockbuster escapism? Dan Dowhal’s unorthodox pageturner delivers a whirlwind story that incorporates pro hockey, off-the-grid survivalists in the American Southwest, violent Mexican cartels, and even a dash of romance. Bury Your Horses starts with a motorcycle crash on a New Mexico road, which lands ex–NHL player (and unabashed jerk) Shane Bronkovsky on a ranch run by tough-as-nails women who’ve escaped domestic brutality—and are now raising rattlesnakes. Dowhal’s vivid descriptions of both the forbidding desert and his antihero’s fraught state of mind kept us glued to the page. And it’s a testament to his talents as a storyteller that he made us root for his antihero’s transformation and salvation.
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I found this book hard to put down, great characters and an excellent story.