After Tucker Preston is laid off at a Denver newspaper, he finds himself in unfamiliar territory as editor of a small town weekly in a remote corner of northwest Colorado. Tucker recognizes an opportunity to resurrect his career when both a prominent lawyer and elderly rancher vanish.
But another story unfolds after Tucker meets Billie Brownwell. She’s a brilliant history professor searching for stolen loot hidden by the outlaw Butch Cassidy. She’s convinced the cache includes two rare coins worth millions of dollars. Giving in to their growing attraction, Tucker and Billie work together. The closer they get to unearthing the truth and treasure, the more dangerous their efforts become.
An entry based on “Small Town News” won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2020 Colorado Gold Rush Literary Award in the mystery and thriller category.