Detective Sunderson

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 168 ratings

The Great Leader Publisher's Summary

Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty, and expertly crafted novel following one man’s hunt for an elusive cult leader, dubbed the Great Leader.

On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate a hedonistic cult, which has set up camp near his home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and his sixteen-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they find him more intelligent and sinister than they realized. Recently divorced and frequently pickled in alcohol, Sunderson tracks his quarry from the woods of Michigan to a town in Arizona, filled with criminal border-crossers, and on to Nebraska, where the Great Leader’s most recent recruits have gathered to glorify his questionable religion. But Sunderson’s demons are also in pursuit of him.

Rich with character and humor, The Great Leader is at once a gripping excursion through America’s landscapes and the poignant story of a man grappling with age, lost love, and his own darker nature.

©2011 Jim Harrison (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Great Leader

    • A Faux Mystery
    • By: Jim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty, and expertly crafted novel following one man’s hunt for an elusive cult leader, dubbed the Great Leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Are you an over-thehill guy with one last mission?

    • By Craig on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Big Seven

    • A Faux Mystery
    • By: Jim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor performance.

    • By Mark Edens on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $24.47