Action / Adventure
Mystery / Suspense
Return to Hometown
Sweet (kissing, holding hands, etc., but no other on-the-page physical intimacy)
United States: Southwest
Police Station / Precinct
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Biracial / Multiracial
Native American / Indigenous Person / First Nations
The Truck Comes on Thursday
The Loni Wagner Crime Fiction Series, Book 1
By Sue Hardesty
Highway Patrol Loni Wagner encounters the good and the bad on her night patrols across the Arizona desert.
“This book is a wonderful addition to any romance or mystery collection as well as for those interested in reading about police work, Native American culture, and a touch of Arizona history.” -American Library Association, GLBTRT Newsletter
The loss of her partner and lover in the line of duty sends LA Detective Loni Wagner back to the safe life of her Arizona hometown. She takes a night patrol shift on empty desert roads expecting quiet, peace, no stress—except for the plane wreck in a graveyard, a serial rapist, human smugglers, dead bodies, a tornado, drug runners, and rustling and vandalism on her grandparents’ ranch. Despite a sexist police chief who dumps the difficult situations on her, Loni finds time to make friends. But it’s Lola, the department dispatcher, who catches her eye.
Is Loni too wounded to accept her losses and love again? Or will she figure out what coming home can really mean?