Life in Klinkton County - a large, mountainous and sparsely populated area of north-central Pennsylvania - has always revolved around deer hunting, trout fishing, four-wheel-drive pickups, and the Grizzly Snowmobile factory. It is a place where scope-mounted hunting rifles are as plentiful as trees and shooting accidents are as common as rattlesnakes. But this year something new has been added - Klinkton County's first serial killer. The victims include a kerosene route salesman from Allentown, a political organizer from Philadelphia and a local arts and crafts worker. The person who must stop this killer is newly-elected Sheriff Jesse Eichenlaub. In addition to secret demons from his past, Jesse already has three strikes against him. He doesn't like guns; he has no law enforcement experience at all; and, finally, the man he defeated in the election is now his boss. Against these odds, Sheriff Jesse must stop the killer. Can he determine what connects the victims and how will he cope with the expanding chaos that suddenly surrounds him. Russ Heitz was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and lived for a number of years in the area where Crosshairs takes place. He is a graduate of Temple University and has been writing most of his life, he has published dozens of suspense short stories, this is his first published novel. He lives in Florida with his wife, Lee.