An old friend of Biggie's comes back to Job's Crossing. Rex Barnwell, along with his young wife, has returned to convert his father's ranch into a retreat for overweight teenage girls, and Biggie is forced to reveal a secret that she has always kept from J.R. Not long after this startling revelation, Rex is murdered. Knowing full well that he won't be able to keep Biggie away, the Texas Ranger in charge of the case enlists her help." "While Biggie pursues her investigation, J.R. has his hands full with troubles of his own. These troubles don't involve any murders - though it might be easier for J.R. if they did." As an extra treat for the reader, Willie Mae shares her recipe for King Ranch Casserole.