Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore had been looking forward to spending Thanksgiving at her Uncle Kel's ranch, but her visit takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. It seems Kel is none too happy about how Eddy has been treating his daughter Ruby June. Well, Eddy makes it out alive, and it looks like Ruby June is going to toss him out for good--but no one knows for sure because that is the last anyone saw of Ruby June. The family pins the disappearance on Eddy and files a missing-persons report. Then Jocelyn and her sometime-boyfriend, Austin homicide detective Colin Gallagher, find Eddy's body... --Publisher description.