As sheriff of Rankin County, Axel Cooper holds the distinction of being the first elected Montana County Sheriff not born in the state in the last sixty years. Unfortunately for Cooper, heall soon be known for much more than that. Montanaas governor has just enlisted Cooper to act as the local liaison for a raid on a high-altitude, seasonal cattle ranch called Crestfallen. The raidas purpose is twofold: apprehend a federal fugitive and shut down a meth lab. Directed by U.S. Marshall Jack Hiltonadescribed by some as General Patton on steroidsathe operation takes a fateful turn when shots are fired and two men are dead. The shooter is Cooper, and one of the dead is an undercover FBI agent. Cooper contends the shooting was self-defense. But Hilton, looking for a scapegoat, charges that Cooper is nothing more than a revenge-seeking, rogue cop and should be prosecuted for the shooting. As Cooper probes more deeply into the incident gone awry at Crestfallen, he has more questions than answers. Something about the raid just doesnat seem right; heas determined to solve the riddle that could either end his career or his life.He straddled the ATV, started it up and drove through the work yard. By the front- end loader he ... He then wired in detonators and linked the four packets, wiring the final packet into the Cotton Hill Racera#39;s receiving unit. He thought about theanbsp;...
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