Deputy Bowie Tyler is at first glance an unlikely hero. He appears to be "nearly as big around as he is tall" and he's often told that "you don't look like no lawdog". That's just the way Bowie likes it. He can fight and he can shoot, because a man who's "built somewhat like a punkin" had better learn to protect himself or go to tending store. He is a generally jolly sort whose cheerful demeanor tends to lull his enemies, but the sunshine can turn to ice in an instant and he's won more fights than he's lost. Bowie's current assignment looked relatively straightforward at first: bring in the elusive Bob Morton. Morton has never been caught in twenty years on the wrong side of the law, but his latest crime may change all that. As he follows Morton's trail, Bowie finds more and more evidence that, just as in his own case, appearances can be deceiving. The further Bowie travels the more it seems that he may be chasing the wrong man. Before he reaches the end of this trail, Bowie finds himself in the unenviable position of having to interpret the law in ways that it was never meant to be interpreted. He will be writing Tyler's Law.