Truck Comes on Thursday
Loni Wagner Mystery #1
Life sizzles for Highway Patroller
Loni Wagner in a small Arizona desert town during the long
summer nights. She sees it all: a plane wreck, freeway pileups,
and dead bodies as she investigates murders involving human
smugglers, drug runners, and her old friend Carl. During the
day she faces high school enemies, a red-neck sexist police
chief who gives her unwanted jobs, and worries about her Native
Indian grandparents. Her grandmother is not well, and cattle
rustling on their ranch is about to break them. Adding spicy
flavors to this mix are three intriguing women, most especially
one, who help Loni through it all as she struggles to move
on from the death of her lover.
for Sue's Novel
"This book is a wonderful
addition to any romance or mystery collection as well as for
those interested in reading about police work, Native American
culture, and a touch of Arizona history."
~GLBTRT Newsletter: a publication of the Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender Round Table of the American Library
"The strength of the story
is Loni's time with her grandparents and the stories they
tell about family and their beliefs of how to respect the
land. Also not to be forgotten is the way of life for Native
Americans that was stamped out 150 years ago, and the struggles
they have endured since to survive and sometimes thrive."
~EB Mulligan, Vine Voice at Amazon
"Some people are born storytellers.
This author certainly is. In her first Loni Wagner mystery,
Sue Hardesty draws the reader into much more than plot or
whodunit. This is a story steeped in geography and the characters
who are shaped by it. They reflect the demographics of Southern
Arizona: Native Americans, whites, mixed races, Mexican Americans
and Mexican immigrants. ...This book is not your usual police
procedural. The compassionate Loni has a passion for the law
and for the people of the desert."
~Lee Lynch, Award-winning author of many novels, stories,
and collections and long-time writer of "The Amazon Trail"