Rough Country

Rough Country

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780399155987
0399155988
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,24 cm.

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PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Virgil Flowers #3. Flowers has to leave a fishing tournament to investigate a murder at a women's only resort.

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glowillo
Jan 12, 2015

I really liked this one of Sandford's. Virgil Flowers character is always funny and his attitude I love. He is always eating. Good story.

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nannerl
Nov 24, 2013

Not his greatest, but still enjoyable entertaining and easy reading.

dmiller33 Aug 08, 2013

I like the Virgil Flowers character and found the book entertaining.

chloeohy Jun 01, 2012

RETURNED FRI 06 01 2012

gemma99 Sep 01, 2011

This has got to be the worst John Sandford novel. :(

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dannnn
Apr 02, 2010

Pretty boring. Not up to Sandford'sstandard

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