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Rough Country (edition 2012)

by John Sandford, Eric Conger (Reader)

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Title:Rough Country
Authors:John Sandford
Other authors:Eric Conger (Reader)
Info:Penguin Audio (2012), Edition: Abridged, Audio CD
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Rough Country by John Sandford

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    Dark Of The Moon by John Sandford (bookymouse)
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John Sanford has put Virgil Flowers back in the saddle and what a fine read it was. Having grown up in Minnesota, the countryside and the characters are familiar and comfortable to me. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
John Sanford has put Virgil Flowers back in the saddle and what a fine read it was. Having grown up in Minnesota, the countryside and the characters are familiar and comfortable to me. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
John Sanford has put Virgil Flowers back in the saddle and what a fine read it was. Having grown up in Minnesota, the countryside and the characters are familiar and comfortable to me. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
An enjoyable read. A large number of characters get introduced throughout the book, but guess you need to do that so there are suspects to choose from. A Virgil Flowers Novel. ( )
  skraft001 | May 30, 2015 |
The hallmarks of a Virgil Flowers are quite familiar by this, the third novel featuring this character. Virgil has an endless supply of t-shirts featuring obscure bands, he drives back and forth between various Minnesota locations (and even flies to Iowa) in this novel, and he apparently has never heard of laundromats. His irresistibility to women a la Jack Reacher is also apparent in this novel but circumstances constantly interrupt the effort to actually have sex. Actually, that part is somewhat humorous and more interesting than in previous novels when the coupling is described in routine manner.

One quite troubling aspect of this novel is that Virgil essentially causes an innocent man to be killed. You can attribute the murder to Virgil's cluelessness, but it is quite apparent to the reader that the man will be killed unless Virgil wakes up and exercises a teeny, tiny bit of caution. I'm sure Sanford does not mean to depict Virgil in such a negative manner so this seems to be more the consequence of a poorly thought out plot element than a feature attributable to Flowers' character.

In any event, the book is still a more or less enjoyable read. This is the fourth novel I have read featuring Flowers and I would rate it lower than Heat Lightening (my favorite so far), and Dark of the Moon, but slightly ahead of Mad river. ( )
  Tatoosh | May 18, 2015 |
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Sandford remains on top of his game. "Rough Country," but smooth reading.
 

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Original edition published in 2009 under the title Rough country, first German edition 2012 by Goldmann.
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While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions--then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before.… (more)

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