Alva began drinking and gambling after he thought he'd lost of the ranch.
He and his partners had taken advantage of a scheme to finance subdivision of the Cozy Y. Their advisor was a slick bond attorney whose name Alva never could remember.
He got quarterly band deposits from someone at Tight Wire LLC and never asked questions since asking might point to illegalities. He kept quiet, figuring a large payoff would come after the model home opened and lot sales began.
It was his land, after all.