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The Nail Knot: A Fly Fishing Mystery, Book 1 | [John Galligan]

The Nail Knot: A Fly Fishing Mystery, Book 1

Driven by tragedy to turn his back on human society, the Dog is on a quest to fish himself into oblivion. And he’s nearly made it. Playing the back highways of America in a wounded old RV...provisioned with a supply of peanut butter sandwiches, bad cigars, and vodka-Tang....armed with a loaded pistol (for when the money runs out)....the Dog is nearly at the end of his tether when he rolls into little Black Earth, Wisconsin, intending to fish the yellow sally stonefly hatch....and finds a body instead.
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The going has gotten tough, and Ned “Dog” Oglivie has gone fishing. Fly fishing. For trout. All across America. At least until his money runs out...

Driven by tragedy to turn his back on human society, the Dog is on a quest to fish himself into oblivion. And he’s nearly made it. Playing the back highways of America in a wounded old RV...provisioned with a supply of peanut butter sandwiches, bad cigars, and vodka-Tang....armed with a loaded pistol (for when the money runs out)....the Dog is nearly at the end of his tether when he rolls into little Black Earth, Wisconsin, intending to fish the yellow sally stonefly hatch....and finds a body instead.

Who killed Jake Jacobs, fellow fly fisher and late-coming agitator who was trying to save Black Earth Creek? Why was Jacobs disfigured in such a peculiar way? Why does the Dog give a damn? Can he rekindle his faith and interest in humankind? By caring about the death of a stranger, can the Dog recover his own life? Can he untie The Nail Knot?

©2003 John Galligan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Joshua 07-26-14
    Joshua 07-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "If Ulike Fly Fishing and Murder u will love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Nail Knot to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I really enjoy audible!!!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I really enjoyed the story and the references to fly Fishing.


    What does Fleet Cooper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way mr Cooper did the different voices you know who was who through out the entire book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Every free moment I had I was listening to the book including the last two hours while I was fly fishing.


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    Jim Burrell NEVADA, MO, US 11-24-12
    Jim Burrell NEVADA, MO, US 11-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I'm a fly fisher and loved this book"
    Would you listen to The Nail Knot again? Why?

    A good mystery with fly fishing as part of the plot.


    What other book might you compare The Nail Knot to and why?

    Never read a book with fly fishing solving the mystery.


    What does Fleet Cooper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader played the part...liked it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...wanted to get back to it as soon as I could.


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