Lemhi County Sheriff Coal Savage has realized a little too late that while losing marine and army buddies in Vietnam was bad, it feels a lot worse when the victims are murdered in cold blood--and they are right in the home town where he is sheriff.
Now he is dealing not only with a rebellious fifteen-year-old daughter and a hard-edged but beautiful woman who seems to think he's the scum of the earth, but he is running a race against time to stop a killer who wants him dead.
Everyone believes the killer is Bigfoot Monahan, the largest man in the valley and an ex-con who swore to kill Coal Savage for his part in putting him in the pen. Coal believes it as well--to the point that he finally realizes he is going to have to kill this man first. Before he can kill another of his friends.
When the truth comes home, it hits like the kick of a mule.
Join Coal Savage in a race against time and a race against conscience--kill or be killed.
Ex marine and Vietnam vet Coal Savage, fired from his four-year career as agent for the FBI in Washington, D.C., returns to what he has every reason to believe will be a much less eventful life as sheriff of his small-town county of Lemhi, Idaho, in the mountain town of Salmon. Coal, who has just lost his wife, is dealing with an angry teenage daughter, a son who won't speak about anything, and twin sons who are yet too young to understand.
Coming into Salmon, Coal finds that as sheriff he has been thrust into what will quickly escalate into the worst string of serial killings his county has ever dealt with. And by all indications, he may be next on the murderer's list.
This first book in the Savage Law series will introduce readers to the Savage family, Coal's steady mother, Connie, his four children, and his many friends and acquaintances who populate the county of Lemhi, this book, and the 36 books yet to come.
If you enjoy the Longmire series or any well-drawn character-driven ...