This is a work of fiction. All events and characters are the results of the author’s imagination, and any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is unintentional.

Apologies and thanks are extended to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. The author had the opportunity to contact this Office while researching this book, and everyone was, without exception, polite, responsive, and professional. At least one, probably two characters at the fictional SFCSO in this book fail to live up to the example set by their real life counterparts.