This is book 18 so Joe Pickett, family and friends are well established.
It's January and the new governor sends Joe to Saratoga to temporarily replace Steve Pollock who suddenly left the job. A famous British PR Head, Kate Shelford-Longden, has been missing since July 30 when she left the Silver Creek Ranch without a trace. Joe is supposed to find Kate fast yet Steven's report is oddly incomplete. Joe's eldest daughter, Sheridan(now 23), happens to be a wrangler at the exclusive ranch resort. The area is being taken over by a massive wind farm company and Nate's falconer group is protesting the damage to the eagles and other large birds.
Slugging through deep snow and bitter cold, Joe manages to solve a lot of problems only to find himself left with a pile of problems of his own, including being fired by Governor Colter Allan when things don't go the governor's way.
We are left hanging as to Joe's final fate...
Thank you HPL for making this title available in e format!!