Virgil Flowers heads north to solve a puzzling murder -- and finds that the country is very rough indeed. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Flowers gets a call asking him to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only: a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery and commune with nature.
And the more Flowers digs, the more he discovers it to be a hotbed of jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger and fear. Then he discovers that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated killing the year before. And that there's about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now.
And as for the fourth ...well, Virgil had better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own.
About the Author
John Sandford began his career as a journalist using his real name, John Camp. He won a Pulitzer for feature writing before turning to mystery-suspense novels, simultaneously releasing two first novels under two different names in 1989.