CHRISTMAS AT CARDWELL RANCH
CHRISTMAS AT CARDWELL RANCH (4½) by B.J. Daniels: When Tag Cardwell comes home to Montana to spend Christmas with his father and cousin, he is wrapped up in a murder plot. Tag knows he needs some help when he obtains a flash drive containing a coded list of names. Mathematician Lily McCabe has taken a leave to help her brother out and to escape the humiliation of having been left at the altar. When she tries to help Tag decode the message before anyone else dies, she’s drawn into a lethal plot that almost gets her killed. Daniels’ Cardwell Ranch series is always rife with action and passion, but this go-around, she’s really poured on the danger. The diverging and merging storylines, and the return of familiar characters, make this visit to the Cardwell Ranch a high-voltage read.