Steeple Hill, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373786626, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
His teenage son is on the runfrom a murder charge. Widowed rancher Cole Strong might not win any father-of-the-year awards, but he knows his boy. His son's only crime is caring too much about people and the world. Something Cole has forsaken. Now, a corrupt food supplier will do anything to protect its secrets and liesincluding killing the kid who knows too much. The only person who can help is the dedicated teacher who'd been reaching out to his child: Jill Pruitt. A beautiful woman who reminds Cole of the man he used to be.
Across a dusty, dangerous landscape, Cole and Jill must find the boy they both lovebefore someone very dangerous does.