by Kenneth Wilkerson
Two murders and an anti-gay/pro-gay conflict, challenge an old rural sheriff who must find the killer/s and keep the peace. A teen widow likes the sheriff's size. A wealthy gun-loving family use a deputy as a target. Two attempted murders, a shady sheriff who likes to use his gun, a white power group, blacks whose community is threatened, and a rolling meth lab test the old sheriff's mettle.