The Big Thaw

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
4 Reviews
A killer is placing his cross hairs over the American heartland....

The pair of frozen corpses were found under a tarp in the machine shed of an empty farmhouse. Two males -- brothers -- both killed by bullets from a Russian automatic fired at close range. The cops have a suspect: a man Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman busted five years earlier and the county's lead suspect in a series of recent robberies.

Houseman knows they have the wrong guy. He also knows they've got something bigger than a burglary gone bad ... especially when the FBI starts showing up in Maitland. The brutal double homicide is just the tip of the iceberg in a case where a killer's trail keeps disappearing like footprints in freshly fallen snow, and where one bad break can send a good cop into a deep freeze.


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User Review  - KAzevedo - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the first two books of this series starring Deputy Carl Houseman and set in Iowa. They are totally plot based police procedurals, full of cop jargon, and fairly suspenseful. Houseman is very ... Read full review

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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

In a scene that reminded me of the freezing north in Fargo, Carl Houseman is a deputy sheriff who is called out to what he thought would be a home robbery but he finds the robbers shot, execution ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
14
Section 4
28
Section 5
35
Section 6
59
Section 7
86
Section 8
103
Section 20
245
Section 21
263
Section 22
277
Section 23
294
Section 24
303
Section 25
317
Section 26
331
Section 27
341

Section 9
110
Section 10
130
Section 11
138
Section 12
155
Section 13
164
Section 14
174
Section 15
185
Section 16
195
Section 17
206
Section 18
213
Section 19
226
Section 28
347
Section 29
365
Section 30
372
Section 31
382
Section 32
385
Section 33
387
Section 34
391
Section 35
393
Section 36
394
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About the author (2009)

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


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