Case File: Canyon Creek, Wyoming & Chickasaw County Captive
by Paula Graves
July 15, 2014
Available in: Paperback (reprint)
Cooper Justice: One family determined to do what’s right
CASE FILE: CANYON CREEK, WYOMING (originally published Januarty 2010 in Harlequin Intrigue #1183)
A quiet vacation in Wyoming turns deadly when Hannah Cooper becomes the target of a serial killer. After she survives the attack, Sheriff Riley Patterson appoints himself her protector. Beneath his solemn exterior hides a hard-driving sheriff who will stop at nothing to catch a killer. He promises Hannah safety, but it’s the danger he poses that draws her in.
CHICKASAW COUNTY CAPTIVE (originally published February 2010 in Harlequin Intrigue #1189)
When someone tries to kidnap his daughter, Jefferson County D.A. Sam Cooper demands protection. That means working with a distractingly attractive detective, Kristen Tandy. But as the truth of Kristen’s past is slowly revealed, Sam realizes just how desperate someone is for her to remain silent....
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