TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher will tell you she committed two sins: she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive—her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, is getting a refund for a defective toaster.
Tough, funny, and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming—the land of cattle, cowboys, and tumbleweeds—her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?
Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football-player-turned-journalist Mike Paycik, who sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. And there’s the matter of a deputy sheriff—missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy.
But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her sign off.