An Unknown Protector is the latest tale in Shelley Shepard Gray's series entitled A Lone Star Hero's Love Story. Thomas Baker is finally free from his time at the Johnson's Island POW camp; however, before he knows it, Thomas has lost money while gambling with some wealthy men in Texas and finds himself in prison yet again!
Laurel Tracey has been trying to keep her family ranch afloat ever since her mother and stepfather passed away. When her step-brother and step-sister seem unwilling to carry their weight, Laurel decides to put down money to purchase help. She hires Thomas Baker, a man who has just been released from jail, to help her protect and work on her property for one year . Thomas finally is able to enjoy his freedom; until, strange occurrences begin to happen around the ranch. When a dead calf is found at Laurel's front door, Laurel and Thomas begin to look around the ranch for clues to what could be behind this strange occurrence. When someone begins firing at him and Laurel while they are out searching, Thomas knows it is time to call in additional help!
When Thomas was at the POW camp, he made friends with his fellow inmates. As they left to build a new life for themselves, they had vowed to be there for each other whenever the need arose. So you are not surprised, when suddenly three former soldiers appear at Laurel's ranch to help identify who might be behind this dangerous activity. It is interesting to see how these men work together to find the answer. Are Laurel's siblings up to know good or is it someone else in town out to cause Laurel problems?
Hang on to see who is the true culprit!
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.