Her harsh, forbidding husband makes Amanda Bradshaw feel more like a brood mare than a wife, and she never experiences the happiness or joy she expected. Though she’s nine-months pregnant with her second child, he orders her to have a boy this time and leaves to go on a cattle-buying trip. Her labor begins, her small daughter is in danger, and Amanda prays desperately for help...
EarthGov Security Special Agent Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia and her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield are assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. One of the criminals, Efhram Bartok, has ties to Carly's past, ties that only her division director knows.
Magpie is on her way to the Utopia, Oregon Barter Faire on the Starry Night bus when she sees a stranger limping down the dirt road with his dog. He boards the bus with a sprained ankle, three broken ribs and a secret. Tattoo artist Angeline is on her way to Utopia when she meets Magpie and her bus full of eccentric characters. Angeline is drawn to the Barter Faire and a dangerous criminal.
Election day is near and Sheriff Jubal Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old murder is likely to cost him his job. Now, three escaped killers racing for the border murder a local family. Dark no longer has any time to worry about the election. He's willing to trade his star, and even his life, if that's what it will take to bring these murderers to Texas Justice.