"Thrills, chills and action"
It is Jubilee Days in Laramie, Wyoming and the town is
filling up with tourists, cowboys and parties interested in
the upcoming rodeo circuits. University of Wyoming history
professor Sally Adler and her life partner geology
professor Hawk Green want a respite from the crowds so they
go hiking in the hills where they find the body of Manette,
a cashier at the local supermarket.
She was beaten, raped and shot to death and with the
town so crowded with revelers, the sheriff isn't sure if he
can solve the case before the Jubilee days come to a
close. To complicate matters, twenty one year old Manette
was a woman on the prowl, looking for somebody to fill up
her night and she wasn't very particular about who it was
as long it was male. Sally, a curious mix of sixties
liberalism and new millennium pragmatism wants the killer
caught and sets out to investigating on her own, making a
target of herself along the way.
Readers who like a raunchy, realistically drawn down
home heroine will adore the star of BAD COMPANY. The story
line moves faster than a running river, taking readers on a
ride that is filled with thrills, chills and action.
Virginia Swift is a relative newcomer to the mystery genre
but with a novel and series like this, she has a bright
future ahead of her.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 9, 2002
Jubilee Days: Laramie, Wyoming's annual rodeo bash and sin
fest. It's a whole week of broncos bucking, guitars
twanging, and cash registers ringing. Nobody much wants to
spoil the party, not even when a local loser turns up dead
in the mountains east of town.
Almost nobody. Sally Adler and Hawk Green, a couple of
college professors out for an afternoon hike, find the
body, and for Sally and Hawk, murder is anything but
academic. Like the victim, Sally's done her time in the
glare of the late-night neon lights, and she knows how thin
the line can be between honky-tonk angels and lost souls.
She's determined to do what she can to see justice. Hawk
knows he'd better stay close and keep his eyes open. Sally
has a way of attracting the wrong kind of attention.
From the jam-packed barrooms to the wide-open spaces, Sally
and Hawk unravel the dark threads of a sinister scheme.
It's a race to find the killer before Sally becomes the