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Broken Heartland

A Mad Dog and Englishman Mystery by J. M. Hayes

Broken Heartland by J. M. Hayes

Synopsis (from the publisher): Sleepy Benteen County, Kansas, turns frantic on election day.

Sheriff English, better known as Englishman, faces his toughest re-election challenge yet. The radical religious right is out to unseat him, their candidate an Iraq war hero. And Englishman's only available deputy isn't winning him votes, not after ramming a school bus carrying a local teen choir during a pre-dawn chase.The occupants of the vehicle being pursued seem involved with involuntary organ donors and secret surgeries. Englishman's brother, Mad Dog, a born-again Cheyenne, rushes back from a quest to the Black Hills. Instead of a vision, he had a premonition that the sheriff is in serious danger. Finding his farm vandalized and a cruel political billboard in his front yard, Mad Dog complicates the sheriff's life by investigating the hate crime himself. The sheriff's daughters, attending separate colleges, wake with similar premonitions, then cut classes and hurry home to keep their father safe. The sheriff sees them as the ones in need of protection as his day grows progressively wilder. A student smuggles a gun into the school and begins shooting and taking hostages. Then there's the private army that's seized a nearby farm and holds citizens against their will. And, when he finds some spare time, Englishman needs to clear up one little thing about his deputy's accident. Benteen County doesn't have a teen choir.

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Broken Heartland by J. M. Hayes

Broken Heartland by J. M. Hayes A Mad Dog and Englishman Mystery

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-59058-452-1
Publication Date: November 2007
List Price: $24.95

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