• Rough Country

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 3
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (200 ratings)

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Rough Country

By: John Sandford
Narrated by: Eric Conger
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Publisher's summary

The murder of a successful advertising executive leads Detective Virgil Flowers to the unlikely scene of the crime: a peaceful and bucolic wooded resort with as many suspects as it has secrets....

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....

Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

©2009 John Sandford (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Rich, satisfying, and frequently hilarious.” (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly)

“Sandford takes literary chances, and he succeeds brilliantly here with Minnesota state cop Virgil Flowers. The characters, especially Flowers, come vividly and delightfully to life, and the dialogue is sprightly, witty, and sometimes sexy. Sandford writes entertainment that’s not to be missed. Grade: A.” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“It’s a complicated case, but Virgil is up to the task, and, as always, he’s funny, smart, and tough when he needs to be.” (Publishers Weekly)