(From the publisher):
An assassin's bullet shattered Joanna Brady's world, leaving her policeman husband to die in the Arizona desert. But the young widow fought back the only way she knew how: by bringing the killers to justice... and winning herself a job as Cochise County Sheriff.
Still mourning her loss, Joanna Brady needs to be strong and supportive for her nine-year-old daughter, Jenny. She also has responsibilities to the people who elected her Sheriff. Joanna has the head and instinct for her new job, but not the experience -- which is what brings her to Phoenix for a pre-Thanksgiving crash course in police training...and into the mystery of an imprisoned husband her gut tells her did not murder his estranged wife. Suddenly Sheriff Brady has a lot more to worry about than classes and the visiting family pre-holiday chaos. For her impromptu investigationis drawing a serial killer too close for comfort -- and closer, worse still, to Joanna's little girl.
Original title: Shoot Don't Shoot
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural