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 where, injured and helpless, he is robbed by mysterious passers-by. Rescued by Tammy DeWitt, Shane is taken to the hardscrabble ranch she runs with two other formerly abused women.

Shocked to discover the ranch raises rattlesnakes, Shane comes to relish the honest work and peace found there. His life becomes entangled with those of the local denizens, including the ranch’s children, and a romance with Tammy develops. But Shane cannot escape his past, and is drawn into the violent world of the Mexican drug cartels.

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

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.