One August evening in 1914, a bush-whacker ended a pleasant outing by blowing a hole in Bill McBride, kidnapping and ravaging Bill's fiancée, and wounding Alafair's daughter Mary. All Mary remembers is that it has something to do with the Fourth of July. Or is there more? The answer seems to be floating piece by tiny piece to the surface of Mary's consciousness. Signs indicate Bill's killer is still around and attempting to cover his tracks. Can Mary remember before the murderer manages to eliminate everyone who could identify him? Alafair thinks there is little she can do to help the sheriff, but that won't stop her from trying. If there's a chance she can protect Mary from further harm or help her remember, she'll do anything: even confront a vicious killer. Donis Casey is a third generation Oklahoman who lives with her husband in Tempe, Arizona. The Drop Edge of Yonder is the third novel in her series featuring the indomitable Alafair Tucker and her family, following The Old Buzzard Had It Coming and Hornswoggled.