Known Dead: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
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In the American heartland, someone is killing cops.

The ambush exploded in an Iowa marijuana field. The weapons were high caliber. The pot was high grade. And the reporters said afterward: "We have two known dead...."

Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman knew the dead all right: One was a small-time doper, the other a good cop. But Houseman doesn't know why they died, or who cut them down in a blaze of automatic rifle fire. Now, as the Feds descend on Nation County, Houseman and his fellow cops are suddenly walking point--searching for answers amidst the violence, treachery, and evil in their own backyard....

Donald Harstad's Eleven Days was called "a hell of a first novel" by Michael Connelly and "truly frightening" by the San Francisco Chronicle. In his electrifying new novel Harstad captures with nerve-shattering power an Iowa police department's harrowing search through a killing storm--to know the truth about the dead and the living alike....


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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman is part of a team conducting surveillance on a marajuana patch at a state park. It should have been routine but something goes terribly wrong. Officer Bill Kellerman of ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherilove - LibraryThing

A little unrealistic, but hugely appealing from the standpoint of portraying a mid-country sheriff, and the detailed shoot-out scenes. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Section 4
40
Section 5
46
Section 6
52
Section 7
61
Section 8
72
Section 16
228
Section 17
251
Section 18
272
Section 19
290
Section 20
309
Section 21
317
Section 22
325
Section 23
336

Section 9
75
Section 10
90
Section 11
122
Section 12
128
Section 13
148
Section 14
160
Section 15
197
Section 24
349
Section 25
367
Section 26
370
Section 27
377
Section 28
378
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About the author (2007)

Donald Harstad is a twenty-six-year veteran of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department in northeastern Iowa, and the author of the acclaimed Eleven Days. A former deputy sheriff, Harstad lives with his wife, Mary, in Elkader, Iowa.

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