Big-haired paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily has her life back on track. Her adoption of Betsy seems like a done deal, her parents have reunited, and she’s engaged to her sexy boss, Jack. Then client Phil Escalante’s childhood buddy Dennis drops dead, face-first into a penis cake at the adult novelty store Phil owns with his fiancée, Nadine, one of Emily’s best friends.
The cops charge Phil with murder, right on the heels of his acquittal in a trial for burglarizing the Mighty is His Word church offices. Emily’s nemesis, ADA Melinda Stafford, claims a witness overheard Phil fighting with Dennis over a woman. Before he can mount a defense, Phil falls into a diabetic coma, leaving Nadine shaken and terrified. Meanwhile Betsy’s ultra-religious foster parents apply to adopt her, and Jack starts acting weird and evasive.
Emily feels like a calf out of a chute, pulled between the ropes of the header and the heeler, as she fights to help Phil and Nadine without losing Betsy and Jack.
If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan from Amarillo who spent 10 years in the Caribbean, Pamela splits her time between a little place called Nowheresville, TX and the frozen north of Snowheresville, WY.
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her best yet!
Holding onto my seat until the last few words!
I love the way all the storylines weave together. I loved loved loved the twists at the end.
The scene in the underground retreat with Jack being set on fire! I mean, how often does the hero get set on FIRE in a book?!
I really liked when Emily handled the snake in front of the family... well, really SO MANY Emily things....
It made me angry at times. I was so upset at the foster parents of Betsy.
I loved the suspense, the way I had no idea how this was all going to end...
- Anita S.