Almost Home by Caroline Clemmons
Approx. 64,000 words.
Published on November 27, 2011.
After the death of his wife, Link Dixon and his son, Jason, move from Dallas back to Link's hometown. The change means a downgrade from PD detective to low man on the deputy sheriff totem pole. Link would do anything to restore a smile to his solemn son's face. But what Link thought of as Mayberry may be Miami Vice. What's happened to his hometown?