A Texas Ranger is justice. Until he sidesteps the law.
Texas Ranger Rory Yates is not keen for hero status. But it's unavoidable once his girlfriend, country singer Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. Rory escapes his newfound fame when he's sent to the remote West Texas town of Rio Lobo, a municipality with two stoplights. And now, according to the Chief of Police, it has one too many Texas Rangers.
Rio Lobo Detective Ariana Delgado is the one who requested Rory, and the only person who believes a local councilwoman's seemingly accidental death is a murder. Then Rory begins to uncover a tangle of small-town secrets, favors, and lies as crooked as Texas law is straight.
To get to the truth before more people die, Rory is forced to take liberties with the investigation. The next ballad of Rory Yates may not be about a hero, but rather an outlaw song.
An absolute must read! Kept us on our toes the entire time!
My mom and I listened to this on a road trip and couldn’t stop listening! We loved all the twists and turns and Patterson is such a vivid writer you felt like you were there with the characters! Loved it, would recommend to friends and family.
Great audiobook… Hard to stop listening… loved the narrators voice.
Good overall, but there was something odd happening with the narration. The voice of Rory seems to have been provided by 2 different narrators(?). It would switch for a sentence (or two), and was really annoying. Maybe it was recorded at a different time? Maybe the narrator was hungover on certain days? Not sure.