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Book Title: Rough Country|
The author of the book: John Sandford
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.17 MB
Date of issue: September 28th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780425237342
Read full description of the books Rough Country:"That f------g Flowers."
Virgil Flowers, the Minnesota state cop and spin-off character from Sandford's Lucas Davenport series, returns to solve another mystery and get a little fishing done.
A lesbian is murdered while kayaking on a lake at an upscale Minnesota restort that caters exclusively to women. That's a political hot potato getting tossed from hand to hand until it's thrown at Virgil who gets his vacation at a nearby fishing tournament interrupted by Davenport to put him on the case. But there are plenty of suspects since the victim was getting ready to fire a large part of her work force, leave her long-time partner, and had hooked up with a local singer who already had plenty of jealous lovers. With so many directions to investigate Virgil is soon running all over Minnesota, and the killer isn't done yet.
I wasn't sure about this series at first, but it grew on me over the course of it. This is due in large part to the character of Virgil. A Minnesota state cop who wears rock band tee-shirts, usually leaves his gun under the seat of his truck, writes wildlife articles for magazines, tows his boat while working a case, and who uses fishing as an almost zen meditation state to think about his investigation is offbeat and refreshing.
I do have a story complaint about Virgil making a really stupid decision that leads to someone getting killed and not showing any guilt or self-recrimination about it at all. Sandford has always been willing to have his characters make mistakes, sometimes with tragic results, but this is the first time I remember them just shrugging it off.
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John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.
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