Berkley, July 2002, 5.99, 272 pp.
Teacher Willi Gallagher is taking an early bird Amtrak train from Austin to her hometown of Nickleberry. She leaves early to avoid running into Texas Ranger Lassiter except he boards the same train. Things go downhill from there as Willi witnesses a vitriolic fight between Congressman Van Bauer and his ex-wife BeeBee. She also observes a heated exchange between the Congressman and the train por...