...Sheriff Tate, unaware that anything out of the ordinary had happened on Matthews Mountain, was digging through shift reports for the last twenty-four hours. On his schedule was a meeting with the DA and, later, with an attorney whose client was threatening to sue over excessive force used during an arrest. In other words, business as usual.
His phone rang. Putting the instrument to his ear as he continued to read, he absently said, "Tate."
"Quinton, you need to come out front and look at this."