The Cowboy's Shadow

The Cowboy's Shadow

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Unemployment, a rare virus, a kidnapped woman, a stricken child, a hidden marijuana farm. Threats, disease and death. This is a vacation? Kyla Rogers visits her sister in the mining town of Augentia, Nevada, expecting a quiet two weeks to unwind after her first year of medical school. Instead of relaxation, Kyla finds a town in ferment, and at the center of this turmoil a ranch owner who features all the stereotypes of an old Randolph Scott movie. True-any city girl might misjudge T. J. Whitaker. Tall, rangy, with Justin boots and a Stetson hat, he looks the typical cowboy. But beneath the rough exterior lurks a wealthy college graduate who understands the ins and outs of computers, who poetically named his ranch Plum Sky, and has spent six years mourning the woman who was to have been his wife. When Whit's assistant, Rod Harris, dies of a mysterious illness, Kyla suggests it might be hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a rare disease endemic to the desert west, carried by mice. Kyla, anticipating an experience that will add a line to her resume, agrees to help Whit find the source of the Rod's infection. What she does not anticipate is intrigue, lust, and love. Following Rod's trail, they visit isolated ranches and ghost towns, looking for an abandoned building, home to generations of mice. Instead of hantavirus, they turn up a mystery that goes beyond a physical disease...
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  • Electronic book text
  • Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc.
  • English
  • 555147142X
  • 9781587490101