Dakota

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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Fiction - 613 pages
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Grimess beloved Andi Oliver returns, on the run from her past
In this stunning sequel to Grimess beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a mans belongings tossed about the room. Adopting a name from the initials on her backpack, Andi moves from one waitress job to the next, from Idaho to North Dakota.
It is in Dakota that she is hired at Klavans, a massive pigfarming facility that specializes in the dark art of modern livestock management. As Andi begins to uncover the truth about Klavans and a slaughterhouse called Big Sun, two men are on her trail, one a gunman hired to kill her, another who has followed her across three states demanding something from her forgotten past.
Dakota signals the return of one of Martha Grimess most indelible heroines, a smart and troubled young woman who, though she doesnt know her own identity, knows right from wrong. Set against the breathtakingly expansive backdrop of the American plains, Dakota will reward Grimess legion of fans as well as attracting new readers.

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

This book is disturbing both because of its complete lack of closure as well as the horrible things that happen to animals. So, it's basically just like the first Andi Oliver book. Andi has graduated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scratch - LibraryThing

If you're going to write a book and place the main character amongst horses, you should know the difference between a halter and a bridle. You should also know that there is no such thing as a "chestnut bay." An irritating and implausible sequel to the first Andi Oliver book. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
45
Section 2
97
Section 3
104
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Martha Grimes was born on May 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. The idea for Martha Grimes' first British detective novel, The Man with a Load of Mischief (1981), was inspired by the name of a British pub she noticed while leafing through a travel book. A longtime Anglophile, she has continued to use a British pub as both the title and part of the setting in each subsequent novel in the series which features Scotland Yard Detective Richard Jury, his assistant, Melrose Plant, and Plant's interfering Aunt Agatha. The Anodyne Necklace (1983) won her the Nero Wolfe Award. Her other works include The Stargazey, The Case Has Been Altered, The End of the Pier, Biting the Moon, and Dust. Her title, Vertigo 42, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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