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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?
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By Mark on 07-17-16
Good with an asterisk
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!
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