The rodeo is coming to Blue Deer, Montana-but it's up to sheriff Jules Clement to lasso a killer.
Sheriff Jules Clement, first seen in Harrison's acclaimed debut The Edge of the Crazies, is helping the town of Blue Deer, Montana, gear up for the annual Fourth of July rodeo, but his efforts are cut short when the corpses of a well-known environmental lawyer and his young lover turn up in a nearby lake.
Soon Jules uncovers a shady land deal involving the slain lawyer and a quirky cast of characters, including a debonair British movie director who considers Blue Deer the perfect film locale, and a sultry blonde to whose charms Jules quickly succumbs.
As the townsfolk fret about the Hollywood-izing of Blue Deer, the rodeo gets underway, sparking all kinds of theatrics between the swaggering locals and invading cowboy wannabes. And when the body count continues to rise, Jules realizes it's high time to grab the bull by the horns...