In Donald Harstand's most compelling novel yet, Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman returns for the latest installment in this fast-paced crime series.
In a rural part of Nation County the body of a dead male is discovered in a ditch, one gunshot wound to the head. A routine investigation for Carl Houseman and his team, perhaps. Except strangely there is no way of identifying him: no fingerprint records, no dental records, nothing. Enter an FBI investigator, a new face from the bureau, who suspects it is the body of a Columbian terrorist.
Meanwhile, a local meat-packing plant has been accused of passing off contaminated produce. In a town straining under the pressure of mass immigration, the Jewish plant owners suspect foul play. Can there be a connection with the Columbian corpse? Houseman and FBI agent Hester Gorse chase the leads once again in another nail-biting race to discover the truth.
Donald Harstad is a twenty-six year veteran of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department in north-eastern Iowa. A former deputy sheriff, Harstad lives with his wife Mary, in Elkader, Iowa. Don is the author of three bestselling crime novels, Eleven Days, The Known Dead and The Big Thaw. He recently signed a five book deal with Warner Bros. Films.