Life is good for Joanna Brady in the small desert community of Bisbee. She has Jenny, her adored nine-year-old daughter, and solid, honest, and loving husband, Andy, a local lawman who`s running for Sheriff of Cochise County. But her good life explodes when a bullet destroys Andy Brady`s future and leaves him dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun.
The police brass claim that Andy was dirty-up to his neck in drugs and smuggling-and that the shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna knows a cover-up when she hears one &and murder when she sees it. But her determined effort to track down an assassin and clear her husband`s name are placing herself and her Jenny in serious jeopardy. Because, in the desert, the truth can be far more lethal than a rattler`s bite.