DIVORCE, BETRAYAL, MURDER – Avery Wilson knew starting over would be hard, but she never expected to be in an all-out war with her ex. Now her goal of equine rehabilitation for wounded veterans on her Alabama horse ranch was slipping from her grasp, and her precious horses are in danger. Dirks Hanna had what should have been a simple mission – evaluate Summer Valley Ranch for federal funding. But something deadly is happening in Summer Valley. And, intertwined with that danger, is a multi-faceted black cat who somehow appeared at the scene of every disaster. Trouble finds his paws more than full with murder and two very stubborn humans who refuse to see they are meant for each other.