Jolted out of bed by gunshots, Susie Wheeler’s peaceful widowhood of gentling and training abused horses is shattered. She has bullet holes in her barn and dead horses, an unbelievable crime in this Rocky Mountain community. Susie infuriates meddling relatives and challenges those who would call her abused horses dangerous. Then with the help of her small-town friends and Sheriff Hobson, they take on horse thieves and mysterious strangers. This fast-paced whodunit has memorable characters and animals. More than a cozy, not quite a thriller.