There's horse trouble in Montana again. Only this time, horses aren't being stolen, they're being shot. Snipers are driving a blue pickup and seem to be shooting selectively. No hard-working ranch horse or Amish horse and buggy are safe. Still, Sadie rides, despite daily warnings from Dorothy down in the kitchen of Aspen East Ranch. Sadie's heart is set on Mark even though Dorothy tells her to steer clear after he ditches her in the middle of their first real date. Mark, on the other hand, finds it hard to tell Sadie the secrets of his past.
Why, Sadie wonders desperately, are there so many secrets? Will the snipers be found? Will the truth about Mark surface, or is it too hard to bear?