“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.
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.
Download and start listening now!