In a world where the president is a loud-mouthed tyrant whose election is questioned at every turn, Harley Thomas has the scoop of a lifetime. All he has to do is report what he overheard behind the abandoned Texaco station and then ride the glory to a Pulitzer prize.But Harley is a washed up journalist, wrung out and abandoned by friends and family, spending way too much time in his bottle at the Horse and Bridle and too little at the office. The outside world hardly encroaches on his private one and when it does, he wishes it wouldnt. Still, his ego is intact and when an old colleague makes fun of Harleys job doing rewrites for the local daily newspaper, he finds himself saying way too much and when the story appears in print, Harley becomes the administrations number one target!Suddenly finding himself running for his life, Harleys only hope for staying alive is to use the skills he learned and mostly forgot as an army ranger. And when staying alive is not enough, Harley calls on the skills learned and mostly abused as a reporter to make his pursuers pay.Thats when the administration finds that the deadliest animal is the one with no way out.By the author of Mystery at Bristol Square, this is a fictional account of what happens when government conspiracies turn out to be real.