breath of fresh air, when she's not cussing, that is. She's as stubborn and ornery as ever, and not afraid to order about her elders and betters, especially when they're wrong and she's right.
When she attempts to warn a wagon train about the oncoming snowstorm, she's ignored. They're bound to end up trapped in the mountains, so she determines to save the children, at least, while fighting the bitter ice spicules that stab and almost draw blood. This action doesn't endear her to the wagon train's scout, Reiner, a nasty sort who has eyes on the wagon train captain's young daughter, Honesty Petrie, who is quite a dish.
Lil's friend, scout Jackson Farraday is talked into assisting Reiner on the next leg of the journey. Soon, however, disaster strikes. A girl is murdered and Jackson is accused. It's up to Lil to find the real murderer and to free Jackson, the man she loves, though her affections aren't reciprocated.
As I've come to expect with a Misfit Lil book, there's plenty of action and enough suspicious characters around to make this western murder mystery adventure worth reading. The story moves effortlessly forward. At one point, it looks as though Lil has bitten off more than she can adequately chew when she's trussed up in a stable by some desperadoes...
Another enjoyable romp with the irrepressible Misfit Lil.