Force of Blood (Woods Cop Series #8)

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In the eighth Woods Cop Mystery, Grady Service, detective for Michigan Upper Peninsula’s DNR, investigates a case on the shores of Lake Superior involving “bleeding sand,” a centuries-old mystery surrounding a Native American archaeological site, and a devastating forest fire.

 

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Overview

In the eighth Woods Cop Mystery, Grady Service, detective for Michigan Upper Peninsula’s DNR, investigates a case on the shores of Lake Superior involving “bleeding sand,” a centuries-old mystery surrounding a Native American archaeological site, and a devastating forest fire.

 

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Praise for Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mystery series

“Heywood is a master of his form.” —Detroit Free Press

“Top-notch action scenes, engaging characters both major and minor, masterful dialogue, and a passionate sense of place make this a fine series.”

Publishers Weekly

“Heywood has crafted an entertaining bunch of characters. An absorbing narrative twists and turns in a setting ripe for corruption.”
Dallas Morning News

 

 “Crisp writing, great scenery, quirky characters, and an absorbing plot.”
Wall Street Journal

 
“Joseph Heywood writes with a voice as unique and rugged as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula itself.”
—Steve Hamilton, Edgar® Award–winning author of The Lock Artist

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Praise for Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mystery series "Heywood is a master of his form." —Detroit Free Press "Top-notch action scenes, engaging characters both major and minor, masterful dialogue, and a passionate sense of place make this a fine series."—Publishers Weekly "Heywood has crafted an entertaining bunch of characters. An absorbing narrative twists and turns in a setting ripe for corruption."—Dallas Morning News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762781232
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Woods Cop Series , #8
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 315,290
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Heywood is the author of The Snowfly (Lyons Press), The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy—and the eight novels comprising the Woods Cop Mystery series. Featuring Grady Service, a detective in the Upper Peninsula for Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, this series has earned its author a legion of fans among mystery devotees, law enforcement officials, and lovers of the outdoors. Visit the author's web site at www.josephheywood.com.

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Force of Blood

A Woods Cop Mystery
By Joseph Heywood

Lyons Press

Copyright © 2012 Joseph Heywood
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780762781232

Late spring 2007. Michigan in economic freefall, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources in the Upper Peninsula, watches as his colleagues leave the department one by one. Upon being asked by an old friend to look into unspecified problems his son is facing on the shores of Lake Superior, Service has no idea how complicated his life is about to become. All he knows is that the situation involves something his friend calls “bleeding sand”—and that his new partner, Conservation Officer Donna “Jingo” Sedge, is the oddest young officer he’s ever met.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Can i join

    Im bolt and humans killed my family and i am five moons old and i no im small but im very fast and sneaky. I have a black lightnig bolt on the side of my white colored pelt and i have no other family so please take me please. Bolt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Anon

    What is wrong with B&N that they do not edit out the nonsense role playing game by the children who take over this site. Out of 18 so called reviews only 1 was an actual review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Panthers FULL BIO

    Name: duh idiots in in the title


    Gender: pure black she cat with orange eyes filled with ambition




    Personallity: Very hard to get along with is a very ambition killler



    Rank: apprentice assasin
    Fave song : death to all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Aspen

    Name: •_- <p>

    Gender: &female ((btw for all of u idiots out there which there are alot that means female -_• ))((for all you bigge idiot btw means by the way)) <p>

    Looks: all ruset red fur with one white paw and violet eyes. Serriously pretty. <p>

    Mate: Darkheart &hearts luv u baby! <p>

    Crush: >_< no comment. Idiot. <p>

    Kits: bleck. <p>

    History: I was born in Sunclan. My mother, Sunwing i think...died. My father got a new mate named ((GUESS WHO!!!! GOODY TWO SHOES Poppystripe. Bleck.)) So my mom became Blade. I came to visit her once and she almost killed me. Mai dad, Poppystripe ((will NEVER say mai mom)) and Darkheart helped me. Soon Blade visited me. She asked how me and my sister, Mintviolet were doing and we said fine. She asked how Poopystripe ((no typo)) was and w said sh<_>it. We told her she was the best mother eva and I came here. I became a really good killer until I had to quit rp. >_< and I came back. Now I be... <p>

    Rank: Deputy <p>

    Theme song: Lets be crazy by Hunter Haze and Dont want this night to end by Luke Bryan <p>

    Hero: KIRBEH!!!!! <(•_-<) (omg ask all mai friends i luv kirby) <p>

    Other: um there were soe mate stupid epidemics with Hellfire, and others........gtg. <p>

    Oh wait wait wait wait. Other theme song: WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY!!!!!!????? =^•(•)•^=

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Killerkit's bio

    Name- look up stalker... Age- four moons... Gender- she kit... Coat color- blood red with black stripes and red eyes... Kits- you disgusted mofo... Crush- uhh no if i did i wouldnt tell you.. mate- uhh stalker no dont even ask... history- just ask gosh... kin- bloodlust (sista)... other- ask... bye bye now stalker have a good day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Hye & co

    Well, Hye's is like at blood throne or something with Kuro and Falx, and Paradox is at blood mark. Uh... Well's that's about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Bloodstains bio

    Age:13 moons-----rank:warrior-----gender: &male -----appearence:a red tom with brown paws and cold green eyes

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Snowskull BIO

    (Is at purple eyes res one.) $|\|•\/\/

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Deathcall bio

    Is: shecat warrior 11 moons looks: jet black scar over blind eye silver streak on flank three legs other: immortal

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Envy's bio (Strikingpaw's and family too)

    Find the cats' bios location at 'blood mark' res 2.<p>
    Name: Envy<br>
    Age: 7 months<br>
    Gender: &male<br>
    Looks: black and white with ember eyes. Left eye has a brand on it of some sort...<br>
    Personality: easily gotten mad, likes to attack when even slightly provoked<br>
    Other: ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    ~~|] Screw's Bio [|~~

    Name: Screw<br>
    Gender: Tom<br>
    Appearance: A goodlooking tom with greyish ghostly white fur, and stormy grey eyes. He has stitches in random places on his body, but not in short lengths. Some stretch across his torso and around some limbs. One stitch line goes across his eye. He has a giant screw in his head that goes in and out the other side, the sharp end of the screw has been sawn off leaving a flat end sticking out of one side of his head. He likes to mess with it, whyen he turns it, it makes litttle *clicking* sounds. No one knows what it does or why its there.<br> Personality: He is a scientist. A mad one. But not the typical one, he is sly, cunning, and looks good while dong it. He is obsessed with experiments (like dissecting others) and he like to mess with peoples minds. Some people think of him as creepy. He has a sense of doing anything, just to see what the result is. Dont be suprised if he is trying to experiment with you! <br> History: Ask. Maybe he'll tell you... <br>Sig: [|~~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Nebulas bio

    Age:unknown&#9822 &#9822 description...beautiful black she cat with red stripes on er back and haunting blue eyes..she has red paws an a red star on her chest&#9822 &#9822 powers: can turn into a demon wolf with wings as black as night and summon creatures from h.ell&#9822 &#9822 kits:zap..reaper and ecco.&#9822 &#9822 mate: none&#9833 &#9872

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Hawks bio

    At hawk res one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Thistlefang

    "Thanks dsrkness."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Darkness

    Np, you kn where i am anyways.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Midnightpaw

    Name:midnightpaw age:7moons rank:apprentace apprance:a pure black she with a pure white muzzel and ears personality:kind loving but when theres a battle and she fights she FIGHTS! Crush/mate/kit:maybe/nope/nope history:was formaly from ash clan but then blood ckan attact soo i snuk out and got hert by a fox then darkness brought me to bloodclan camp and said he was my dad so here i am and for some weird reason bloodclan cares about me more than ashclan! Siggy is: &star midnightpaw &star or *..* lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Panther and the demon

    Name: unicorn magic pony fly froo... what do you think?, Age:16 moons. Gender: she cat. Rank: warrior who hopes to e deputy or assassin.Looks: black fur with bright gren eyes. Personaliy: sly, intelligent, cunning, ruthless, sarcastic, short tempered, evil, figure out the rest. Siblings: frostwind. Honeyhawk. Lovekit. Fireflame. Ad spearkit History: she was a good cat who was orphaned due to a fox. That killed her parents a bobcat that kille spearkit ad a twoleg who killed the others. She was at okoni when she was captured by evil cats. They. Cage her and abuse her before becoming good an laving the camp with her still in a cage. She waited in the cage with no food or water and then she was rescued by Bloodclan who nursedher ack to health. She was helped by N and D who stopped rping shortly after. Then she was taken in by arsenic who adopted her then died a few moons later after placing the demon in her. Then she died and never told anybody how to remove it from her. When it wants it controls hr and she is only able to be calmed by a pressure point on her front left paw where there is just the smallest white speck. she owes her life to bloodclan. She has become evil over the years and i now as loyal as anyone else. Collar: she doesnt wear one because of her heritage. Theme song(s): Stray cat strut. Get off of my back. Still rock and roll to me. Die other day. Other: possessed by the demon. Crush/mate: no, kits: no, THE END! Name: the demon, looks: light grey fur with black eyes that have gren flecks in them, size: massive, age: as old as time, personality: crazy. Murderer. Ruthless. Cruel. Awful. Evil. Physco. Mad. kookoo, mate/crush/kits: none, theme: same as panther along with cold as ice, gender: she cat, powers/ skills: when unleashed she goes on killing spree so being dangerous. being huge. being her, rank: warrior who jopes to b assasin or deputy, other: she is Arsenics spirit in panthers body. History: Arsenic was murdered by panther and to avenge her death and gain immortality Arsenic possessed panther to punish her and when angry she goes on a killing spree. Its noticable by her eyes changing and her voice become different. Arsenic basicaly contrls panther when she wants and is only calmed by a... well nothing calms her. THE END!! Sig: ((Panther or the demon along with green eyes.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Diamond, Darkheart, Espio & Titanium's Bios

    Name~Diamond <p> Age~7 moons <p> Gender~She <p> Appearance~ White fur with silver spots and a splash of black on her paws, tailtip and muzzle. Her eyes are a dazzling shade of blue. <p> Personality~Shy, Worried often, Kind, Sweet, Yet i battle will be unmerciful. <p> Crush~ Valourpaw. <p> Mate~ No. <p> Kits~ No. <p> Name~ Darkheart. <p> Age~ Not sayin' <p> Gender~Tom <p> Appearance~Black fur with ginger splotches. His eyes are a cold, freaky yellow. <p> Personality~Angered often, yet cools off easily when Aspen is around. <p> Crush~ Aspen. <p> Mate~ Aspen <p> Kits~ No. <p> Name~ Espio <p> Age~ Don't need to know <p> Gender~ Tom <p> Appearance~All brown, with black tabby markings and white paws. His eyes are a threatining red. <p> Personality~ Secrative, shy, likes to keep his emotions to himself, and usually pushes them away. <p> Crush~ Nobody dares to crush on Espio. <p> Mate~ Again, nobody would dare. <p> Kits~ Stupid Fool. <p> Name~ Titanium. <p> Age~12 moons. <p> Gender~She <p> Appearance~Small with silver fur, including black tabby markings. Her eyes are a sharp emerald green. <p> Personality~Shy, Kind, Loving, Sweet. <p> Crush~Broken <p> Mate~Broken, but he is not that active <p> Kits~Expecting Broken's kits.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Too crazy

    To many crazy names and to much B.S. . I got half way through this one and gave up on it... Sorry but I don't think I'll get another one of his books. I have read a few and find he's hard to follow...

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