In the rough country of Wyoming, sometimes cattle rustlers still get a death sentence.
Official consumer advocate and unofficial investigative reporter Elizabeth Margaret Danniher, her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik, rancher Tom Burrell, and their supporting staff of idiosyncratic sleuths take on another mystery. A ranch foreman is found dead - and for most in Cottonwood County, the reaction is...good riddance. Long considered guilty of a heinous crime, the foreman was represented then by a slick attorney, now owner of Lukasik Ranch - once Mike's family land.
Suspects include the hot-headed Hiram Poppinger, fellow grazing association ranchers - and Tom. This time, both Tom and Elizabeth are ordered by Tom's daughter to find the truth. The investigation puts Elizabeth in close quarters with Mike and Tom - sometimes all three together - and she realizes this love triangle also warrants a soul-search for deeper meaning
Reaction Shot, Book 9 of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery with humor. If you like quirky characters, hints of romance, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love USA Today best-selling author Patricia McLinn’s pause resister.