"Hornet's Nest" recounts how a state marshal solves a convoluted murder involving different individuals.
The death of a wealthy rancher and developer of a new large casino, has State... More > Marshall Tom Riggins on the investigation, as to who and why regarding the killer of Henry McIntyre. Tom asks for the help of his best friend, a retired Navy SEAL, Nick Kovalenko.
Tom finds a connection between the mayor, the dead rancher's own son Brian, as well as a local casino owner, and a retired prominent attorney in town.
There are a number of turns, twists and diversions, including a local ex-con rodeo cowboy roustabout and his girl friend, along with a New York mob group to take out Tom Riggins and his friend.
Putting leads together, Tom comes to a surprising conclusion, when a sting operation is set up to entrap the killer, and those involved in the various related murders.
"Hornet's Nest" is a crime-mystery-thriller of murder, greed, politics and deception filled with intrigue in the Black Hills.< Less
When State Marshal Tom Riggins discovers the body of a young American Indian girl in a remote high-country cabin at Glacier Lake, the clues are few, but sufficient. Tom is led to the Pine Ridge... More > Indian Reservation and a white man who describes himself as a "wannabe" Indian. One of the issues there is that of a prior record, the use of alcohol, drugs and even prostitution. Further investigation produces a ring of 'trouble-makers' that appear to have some degree of involvement with the death of the American Indian girl, Christine Running Deer.
When Tom runs into a 'wall', he uses his final plan, the enlistment of one of the assumed guilty men to work with him to entrap and eventually convict the ringleader, in turn for a lighter sentence. There are a number of turns and twists, but in the end, Tom Riggins secures the deserved justice for Christine Running Deer.< Less