Cauliflower: More Than An Ear, by David V. Hesse


Max Fly is at it again. He is hired by the wealthy family of his former rodeo rival, Mike Scanlon, to help solve the brutal murder of Mike and his son, Little Mike, as they rode together on their ranch. Along the way, Max gets a dose of Tombstone history as well as love from a Cochise County Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Debbie Red Eagle, a Yaqui Indian Good Spirit woman. Max and his friend Hap Schultz stir up trouble as they question suspects that reach to Hollywood and back and include the mob, local mining interests, as well as the lovely wife, Rachel Scanlon, who left Max in the Austin State Hospital with broken ribs as well as a broken heart close to twenty years ago.