Rough Country (Virgil Flowers Novels) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By John Sandford

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780425237342, 417pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

November 2009 Indie Next List

“John Sandford has again written a novel with very believable and intriguing characters. Virgil Flowers is a very different kettle of fish from Sandford's Lucas Davenport, but by the end of the first chapter of Rough Country I was swept into the fast-paced current of Sandford's writing.”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
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The murder of a successful advertising executive leads Detective Virgil Flowers to the unlikely scene of the crime: a peaceful and bucolic wooded resort with as many suspects as it has secrets...

While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Virgil Flowers receives a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a brutal murder at a nearby resort for women only. As Virgil begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented and popular country singer. The more Virgil digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion point in many directions, encompassing a multitude of motivations: jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, and fear.

Then Virgil discovers something that sends his investigation reeling. This is not the first murder connected to the Eagle Nest Lodge. Nor will it be the last...

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books, including three YA novels co-authored with his wife Michele Cook.