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A Long December Donald Harstad

A Long December

Donald Harstad

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ISBN : 9781590710135
Hardcover
307 pages
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The people of Nation County, Iowa-a heartland town straight out of a Coen Brothers movie or a John Cougar Mellencamp song-practice a unique brand of American stoicism. You betcha. And they rely upon their public servants to shield them from theMoreThe people of Nation County, Iowa-a heartland town straight out of a Coen Brothers movie or a John Cougar Mellencamp song-practice a unique brand of American stoicism. You betcha. And they rely upon their public servants to shield them from the horrors of the outside world. Carl Houseman, deputy sheriff of the 750-square-mile county, dedicates his life to keeping his citizenry so secure that you can leave the door unlocked at home and walk his streets with a big hello and a smile to every stranger. On Housemans watch, the mounting terrors of the new world order stay far away.But December 2001 could change all of that. Outsiders are everywhere. The meat plant is now kosher and there are more Jewish fellows per capita than any other place in the country. Hispanic and other foreign workers, with dubious immigration papers, have taken jobs from the locals. Eighteen other languages are now spoken within the tiny region, and Carl and company cant speak a single one.Then the eighty-odd-year-old Heinman brothers call comes in from their farm down in Frog Hollow. Theyve witnessed an execution-style killing not one hundred yards from their pig feeders. The victims awful dead and half his heads been blown off. The boys havent seen nothing like it since Normandy. When Carl gets to the scene, he believes them.What follows is a masterful police procedural thriller-think Joe Wambaugh crossed with Fargo-written with a singular and authentic voice that has electrified readers around the world.