St. Martin's, Nov 2001, 23.95, 288 pp.
To get closer to his family, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Detective Barrett “Bear” Raines transfers to Lafayette County. Influential tycoon Linton Lloyd wants Bear to run for country sheriff against his enemy, the incumbent Lou Sessions. Several years ago, Linton's son Gary impregnated Lou's daughter but did nothing except abandon the lass.
Bear wants to do it because a...