Dakota (Andi Oliver Series #2)

Dakota (Andi Oliver Series #2)

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by Martha Grimes
     
 

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There is 'suspense on every page'(Cleveland Plain Dealer) in this follow-up to Biting the Moon? now available in paperback.

In Martha Grimes's acclaimed novel Biting the Moon, amnesiac drifter Andi Oliver sought the one man who held the key to her past. Now, Andi continues from one small town to the next, surviving the dangerous

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There is 'suspense on every page'(Cleveland Plain Dealer) in this follow-up to Biting the Moon? now available in paperback.

In Martha Grimes's acclaimed novel Biting the Moon, amnesiac drifter Andi Oliver sought the one man who held the key to her past. Now, Andi continues from one small town to the next, surviving the dangerous expanse of the Western plains, until she finds her mission-and menace-in Dakota. Taking a job at Klavan's pig farming facility, Andi learns the gruesome truth of modern livestock management. As she begins to uncover the even darker secrets about Klavan's sister facility, Big Sun, a stranger from her past comes to the surface? demanding information of which Andi has no memory.

Editorial Reviews

Andi Oliver is back! Martha Grimes fans have waited nearly nine years for the return of the amnesiac heroine of Biting Moon, and this bristling stand-alone sequel won't disappoint them. In the interim, Andi's continued to drift, moving through the West, from one waitress job to the next. When she finally reached North Dakota, she signs up at Klavan's, a pig-farming factory that seems to specialize in skirting the law. While Andi is attempting to cope with dastardly livestock practices, her past is catching up with her. Two people are on her trail: One is a homicidal psychopath; the other, a person demanding secrets that Andi no longer has.
Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Grimes's compelling second novel to feature the enigmatic young woman who calls herself Andi Oliver (after 1999's Biting the Moon) begins with Andi, who's still unaware of her real name or her past, adrift in the Dakota badlands. After rescuing an abandoned donkey, Andi makes a temporary home for herself in the small town of Kingdom, where she soon creates a stir by standing up to some local bullies. She really begins to shake things up in the placid community, however, when she takes a job at a pig farm to try to save the cruelly treated animals bred there. After sneaking into the farm's affiliated assembly-line slaughterhouse, Andi resolves to find a way, within the bounds of the law or not, to call to account the management of both places for violating humane animal treatment laws. While one late plot development stretches credibility, Grimes succeeds in sustaining suspense while graphically portraying the ugliness of animal abuse. (Feb.)

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Library Journal

In this sequel to Biting the Moon, Renée Raudman (Eat the Dark) voices Andi Oliver, still searching for her past, as both mature beyond her years and young enough to engage in the occasional huff. Raudman makes the mostly male characters convincingly masculine, differentiating them with subtle accents and inflections. Suitable for YAs as well as adults, assuming listeners can weather the repeated descriptions of animal abuse. [Also recorded by Books on Tape. 11 CDs. unabridged. 14 hrs. 2008. ISBN 9781415926147
—Barbara Rhodes

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451225894
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Andi Oliver Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,185,892
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, DC and Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:
May 2, 1931
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A., M.A., University of Maryland
Website:
http://www.marthagrimes.com

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