Rough Country - John Sandford

Rough Country

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 784 Ratings


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...


  • Below par

    By Jwalczuk
    I love nearly all John Sandford’s books featuring the characters Lucas and Virgil. This was just not compelling in any way. I finished it because I had purchased the hardback, but really basically boring.
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  • Rough Country

    By Ellebeebee
    Virgil's brain is scrambled by sex fantasies in this thin plot. I knew whodunit before page 50.
  • Rough Country

    By BillGumby
    Fasten your seltbelt and Enjoy the ride.
  • Disappointed

    By Adam G23456
    After reading a positive review, I decided to give this book (and the author) a try. I found the prose clumbsy, the story only somewhat interesting, and contrary to the review, lacking in humor.
  • Great book

    By Bktrevvy
    I really enjoyed this book, would highly recommend
  • Rough Country

    By Mike1mikey1
    Loved it... Virgil Flowers is a great character .
  • Rough Country

    By Nimbusjack
    I really enjoyed the Kidd series and of course I enjoyed the Prey series, (for awhile) then I got tired of Davenport having bad days when the Porsche needed a tuneup. It was like John Sanford was righting for the wealthy one percent. Now with the Virgil Flowers books I can identify with the characters again, the humor is perfect the story lines are Sanford at his all time best. Let's hope Virgil sticks around for awhile.
  • Great book

    By FlashInPan
    I read all of the Prey novels. I enjoyed them a lot but quite frankly, had started to get a bit bored of Davenport. Branching off with Virgil Flowers was a great idea at this point in the series. A mention or brush with Davenport is fine with me, or even with Davenport as a minor character, which this book does. If you read all the Prey novels, you'll surely enjoy Sandford's fresh direction with Rough Country.
  • Good

    By Rimke
    Strong book in the prey fashion with another great lead character in Virgil Flowers. Action plus common sense investigation makes this a solid read.