It didn't begin that morning when Trick's mother found them standing in her kitchen, one with his daddy's big knife in his hand, all 3 with bloody hands. It wouldn't end, even when her panic over their blood oath faded.
It had begun nearly 100 years earlier. It would last their lifetimes and beyond, this brotherhood of theirs.
Trick Raines would grow into a rancher; his cousin, Blade Long Knife, a veterinarian and hereditary chief of his tribe. The third, Chase Adams, a half-blood Apache would become a famous attorney.
These three would live to stand against arson, murder, rustling, and worse--much, much worse.
Ms. Blair has done extensive travel throughout the United States. With a family history of pilgrims, Scottish immigrants and western pioneers, she has a love of the past, which along with her travel favorites, she gladly shares in many of her novels.
She was a city girl, a reporter set off to write her first biography of some hot shot rancher with money to burn. Well, so far, she liked what she saw--despite the opinions of others to the contrary. She'd heard he might be just a little off center--law-wise, and she'd been prepared for a tough, hard man with few scruples.
The man she found was tough, hard when necessary, soft as a fawn's hide when it came to those he cared about, scruples that outnumbered his cattle and determined as hell to find out who was trying to destroy him.
Why he had asked for her, she didn't know. Why his wife, sweet, gentle Autumn, took such a liking to her was unknown.
There was more than just a story here, and, by God, she was going to get it all!
100 Years of Brotherly Love
His sleeves were rolled up, showing long,
brown, sinewy arms that ended in wide-palmed hands. When they shook
hands, she felt the calluses created by hard work. Broad shoulders
stretched his shirt tight across them. Since the shirt wasn’t
buttoned, she noticed the springy, light brown hair that reached
from just under his Adam’s apple and ran down past his belt buckle.
Long, strong legs filled the jeans that showed off a very nice back
side. She was definitely a girl who appreciated a nice back side.