When it comes to crime--even in a gambling town like Reno--Freddie O'Neal is all business. She didn't know what to expect when she arrived in Elko to attend a gathering of cowboy poets. What Freddie found was actual cowboys--and cowgirls--reciting verse, drinking whiskey, and catching up with old buddies. The friendly get-together turns ugly though when one of the poets is found dead, and Freddie's boyfriend is accused as the murderer. Now she is learning facts about Sam's past she had no idea of before, and she's hoping she hasn't been keeping company with a killer.