By John Oakes
Published: July 2017
Jake Adler grudgingly arrives in the Twin Cities to land a job and hopefully reunite with his estranged wife and kids. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension jumps at the chance to have a Texas Ranger in its ranks, but Jake soon realizes the Bureau has fallen on hard times and is staffed solely with undesirables dumped from other state and local agencies. He needs the job, though, and accepts a probationary assignment chasing down leads on a petty fraud investigation.
An investigation that turns up a freshly murdered corpse.