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.
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
I've just come off a Keith McCafferty marathon, so my earbuds were craving some fly fishing detective.
It starts out a bit slow, but if you hang in there, it's an enjoyable tale.
Regarding narration: it took me awhile to warm to Mr. Cooper, but eventually I came down pro Cooper- except for his narration of the female characters. The story allowed me to overcome it, but most of his women came off as slow and too nasal. It has to be a tough job, which I get. But his female lead especially would've benefited from a different style.
Going to give the next book a shot, though, so obviously it is something you can accept by mid-book!
It is a great feeling when you find a diamond in the rough. This is a great story very well written. The characters are complex and you care about them very quickly. The narrator does a fabulous job. Simply a great listen.
Yes. I really enjoy audible!!!
I really enjoyed the story and the references to fly Fishing.
The way mr Cooper did the different voices you know who was who through out the entire book.
Every free moment I had I was listening to the book including the last two hours while I was fly fishing.
A good mystery with fly fishing as part of the plot.
Never read a book with fly fishing solving the mystery.
The reader played the part...liked it.
Yes...wanted to get back to it as soon as I could.
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