Rough Country (Mass Market Paperbound)
October 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
The third Virgil Flowers novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford
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 twenty-six Prey novels (most recently Extreme Prey); four Kidd novels; eight Virgil Flowers novels; two YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books, including Saturn Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.