Courthouse Cowboys by P.A. Moore is an engrossing page-turner set in Big Sky Country.
As the story begins, Paige Falco is an angry, highly-stressed Bay Area lawyer in the midst of serious career burnout. In order to focus on raising her kids, she moves her family to Montana, where she hopes they can live a safer, less stressful life. But fate has other plans.
Within a few months of arriving in Montana, Paige receives a job offer to become a public defender for Kootenai County. In her new role, she immediately makes enemies of several county judges, as well as her own colleagues, by refusing to go along with their corrupt practices. And then, she takes on the murder case at the heart of this story: An 18-year old boy with Klinefelter's Syndrome who has been convicted of a murder he didn't commit. In taking on his case, Paige must also deal with discrimination, an investigation by the State Bar Association, and threats to her safety and the safety of her family.
An exciting and insightful story told in a conversational style and peppered with smart, dark humor, Courthouse Cowboys is an entertaining and informative read. Highly recommended!