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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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### From Publishers Weekly

Near the start of bestseller Sandford's winning third thriller to feature Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after *Heat Lightning*), Virgil gets a call while muskie fishing from his boss, Lucas Davenport (the hero of Sandford's long-running Prey series). Lucas orders Virgil to look into the shooting death of Erica McDill, an ad agency exec from Minneapolis and a big supporter of the Democratic Party, who was staying at the Eagle Nest Lodge in nearby Grand Rapids. A talk with lodge owner Margery Stanhope turns up unusual details: Margery's clientele is mostly lesbian; an all-female rock band is involved; guests who are so inclined can buy young men for an evening's pleasure; and financial reasons could explain the murder. It's a complicated case, but Virgil is up to the task, and, as always, he's funny, smart and tough when he needs to beand catnip to the ladies. *500,000 first printing. (Oct.)*
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It's a joy to announce that John Sandford is still doing everything right," wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the second adventure of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers. "Virgil acts like the best series protagonists-becoming someone we just enjoy spending time with."

Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only, a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and while it didn't start out to be a place mostly for those with Sapphic inclinations, that's pretty much what it is today.

Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions, encompassing a multitude of motivations: jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, fear. Then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before. And that there's about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now. And as for the fourth . . . well, Virgil better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own.

Rich with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are his hallmarks, *Rough Country* is another immensely satisfying tale by one of our very best suspense writers. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Part of me wants to be Virgil Flowers when I grow up. But a larger part of me is both happily retired and reasonably realistic. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Jun 16, 2013 |
Amazon preorder,Amazon received
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Virgil is sent to solve a murder in what amounts to ZZ Top's Planet of Women. He's a guy who usually gets the girl pretty handily. But here all the women want each other, not him. Poor Virg! ( )
  TheJeanette | Mar 18, 2013 |
An off-beat detective with a penchant for vintage rock t-shirts and a bad habit of pulling a boat behind a state vehicle, Virgil Flowers really just wanted to enjoy his well-earned vacation. Too bad someone had to murder a guest at a fancy northwoods resort catering to a very special sort of clientele....

Lesbians, violent-tempered musicians, crazy people... lots of suspects and not nearly enough time for fishing. Poor Virgil, lucky readers. ( )
  SunnySD | Mar 18, 2013 |
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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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