Bury Your Horses


A quirky story of self-discovery and deliverance.

Disgraced pro hockey enforcer Shane “Bronco” Bronkovsky crashes his motorcycle in the Chihuahuan Desert. Injured and helpless, he is then robbed by mysterious passersby, but is eventually rescued by Tammy DeWitt, who takes Shane to the hardscrabble ranch she runs.

At first shocked to discover the ranch raises rattlesnakes, Shane comes to relish the honest work and peace he finds there. His life quickly becomes entangled with those of the local denizens, including the ranch’s children, and a romance with Tammy develops.

Through the lives he touches and the people he helps, Shane strives for redemption. Yet, even as he struggles to tame the demons within and adjust to life away from the spotlight of professional sports, his past and present collide in an explosive climax.

About the Author

Dan Dowhal

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Dan Dowhal

Dan Dowhal has a journalism degree from Ryerson University and is the author of Flam Grub and Skyfisher. He lives in Dawson City, Yukon.