All hell breaks loose when Colm's relatives squat on Ruth's farm and one of the women disappears. The woman, Nola, has just left a Canadian hospital where an outbreak of human mad cow disease was discovered. Now Nola is on the lam and Ruth's cows are in danger from the feds. It sounds like it should be an interesting and adventuresome book but it is not. It is rather boring and other than people running around panicking, nothing really happens. It's mayhem and gross stupidity that could have been fun but wasn't.