Jim Harrison is one of our most renowned and popular authors,
and his last novel, The Great Leader,
was one of the most successful in a decorated career: it appeared on the New York Times extended bestseller list
and was a national bestseller with rapturous reviews. His darkly comic
follow-up, The Big Seven, sends
Detective Sunderson to confront his new neighbors, a gun-nut family who live
outside the law in rural Michigan.
Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and
bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
No sooner has he settled in than he realizes his new neighbors are creating
even more havoc than the Great Leader did. A family of outlaws, armed to the
teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on.
Then Sunderson’s cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and
black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson’s advice on a crime novel he’s
writing, which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within
himself and the far greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor.
In a story shot through with wit, bedlam, and Sunderson’s
attempts to enumerate and master the seven deadly sins, The Big Seven is a superb reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of
America’s most irrepressible writers. Download and start listening now!