Tyler Steele, Texas Ranger first, husband and father second. His wife, Andie, couldn’t handle the stress and finally after wiping out his funds ended up in a drug detox center. After Tyler, also known as Cowboy, left the center he literally ran into a young mother, Sam and her daughter, Hope. They needed help and that was his life, helping those in trouble. A horrible crime had been committed, and the man who committed it would hunt them down no matter how long it took. Tyler took them to his home town where they could get a fresh start and he could look after them. Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin is written in a backward story telling way with Tyler doing most of the telling. But we also get Hopes point of view with her letters to God. Some of the information is giving out right, with details and circumstances coming later in natural dialogue. This is a fast moving read making it hard to put down.