It all began with a middle-of-the-night phone call. The young woman who made the call tells Dutch Evans - an ex-medical student, ex-police detective, and rodeo cowboy who owns a working ranch and freelances as a private investigator - her sister Muffin's life is in danger after her professional boxer husband dies mysteriously. When Dutch learns the young woman is the daughter of a former flame named Lorraine, he feels compelled to help. In the back of his mind is the hope he'll run into Lorraine. Hence begins Ted Knuckey's exciting modern western/adventure novel "The Odor of Death". Knuckey, a retired cowboy and police officer himself, draws on his real-life experience to craft a fast-paced story destined to leave you breathless. Working alongside New York City homicide detective Arlo Dowdy, who also happens to be Dutch's nemesis, he runs headfirst into another murder. After a short stay in the hospital recovering from a brutal attack, Dutch finds himself the main suspect in the untimely death of a nurse. Forced to rely on Arlo's help, Dutch and his partner forge a reluctant but tenuous relationship in an attempt to solve not just one murder, but a string of them.
With its cast full of brawny, bright, and beautiful characters, this book is a thrill a minute! "The Odor of Death" is a must for anyone who loves a modern adventure, strong on vibrant characters with brains and brawn.