Standoff is the first book in a new series called Natchez Trace Park Rangers by Patricia Bradley. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. The setting was a great mix of historic small town and eery wilderness. The pages are filled with mystery and suspense with a bit of romance. With the villain being someone who is supposed to defend the law, it becomes a real mess trying to figure out who can be trusted. This brought about many plot twists as the story develops. The romance did not overwhelm the story and is sprinkled throughout. Overall, it was a fast read and I look forward to the next book in the series.