"exciting suspense thriller"
Near the deserted stockyards of Fort Worth, Laredo saves
the "old" man's life when he made noises which forces the
assassin to leave the area before insuring the killer
completed the job. Laredo takes the injured individual
away from the crime scene, but the man with no memory
insists he won't go to a hospital for fear his unknown foe
will return. Obliging the amnesiac, Laredo takes him to a
small spread owned by someone close to him, Hattie, a
former nurse. The next day, Laredo learns that Montana
rancher Chase Calder reportedly died in a fiery car crash.
However, Laredo soon realizes that Chase is alive though
not quite well and is with Hattie.
Two years ago someone murdered his son and now with the
attempt on his own life, Chase decides the best chance of
identifying his wannabe killer is to remain dead for a
while. With Laredo's help he returns to Montana where they
enlist his widowed daughter-in-law Jessy to help them keep
the secret even from beloved kin like his daughter until
the scoundrel is found as the less who know the better the
chances of success.
The latest Calder tale is an exciting suspense thriller
that fans of the series will enjoy. The story line is
loaded with action from the moment Laredo saves Chase's
life. Though the villain seems strange, readers will
appreciate this entry especially the "Cat" wars against
Jessy and several blossoming relationships. Janet Dailey
has provided another fine story that her audience will
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003