Title: Gun Shy
Author: Ben Rehder
The well-hidden past of country music superstar Mitch Campbell, the new spokesman for the National Weapons Alliance’s campaign in support of Americans’ right to carry a concealed weapon, is about to come back to haunt him when an immigrant turns up dead just before the NWA rally.
The National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American’s right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity. And the host of the event is none other than the NWA’s newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell.
What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud. He’s really Norman Kleinschmidt, a pill-popping, snowboarding, former rock-and-roller from Vermont. To Campbell’s dismay, someone from his past is about to make that secret a big, big problem.
Meanwhile, when an illegal immigrant is killed in a questionable hunting accident just days before the rally, local game warden John Marlin starts to poke around. It’s not long before an astonishing series of events threatens to bring down the very carefully marketed Mitch Campbell, and maybe the NWA along with him.