Jake Rawlings was broken. One senseless killing and the loss of his wife left him without an anchor. Guilt and bitterness pushed him to turn in his badge. When he decides to follow the trail of a lone woman on the prairie, he’s led to a feisty widow and her daughter fighting for their lives. Saving them was easy. Can he save himself?
When the gambler’s hand touched the butt of his pistol, Jake tried to reason. “Slim. This is not a serious problem. If you need time to close your affairs here, we can do that.”“No need. There’s nothing left.”
Jake watched the man as the odd statement put his nerves on edge. Nothing left? “This is not how you want to do this. Maybe I should walk outside and come in again when you’re in a better mood.”
He watched the man grip his pistol and met his glassy-eyed stare. He’d seen that same look on men going to the gallows. “Don’t do this, Slim. There’s no need.”