Running Dark (Woods Cop Series #4)

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We go back in time twenty-five years to meet Service as a young conservation officer. Still fresh from Vietnam, but on home turf, Service has been tapped for an unusual assignment that threatens to be his last. Full of outrageous characters and the verisimilitude the series is known for, Running Dark is a wild and riveting ride. For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit the author's website.

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Overview

We go back in time twenty-five years to meet Service as a young conservation officer. Still fresh from Vietnam, but on home turf, Service has been tapped for an unusual assignment that threatens to be his last. Full of outrageous characters and the verisimilitude the series is known for, Running Dark is a wild and riveting ride. For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit the author's website.

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"Engrossing stuff. Lots of well-plotted action and an offbeat, affecting love story."—Kirkus Reviews "Outdoors-types will especially appreciate the involved battles over commercial fishing limits and poaching."—Publishers Weekly" . . . easy to read . . . full of engaging characters . . ."—Bay City Times
From the Publisher
"Engrossing stuff. Lots of well-plotted action and an offbeat, affecting love story."—Kirkus Reviews

"Outdoors-types will especially appreciate the involved battles over commercial fishing limits and poaching."—Publishers Weekly

" . . . easy to read . . . full of engaging characters . . ."—Bay City Times

Publishers Weekly
For a change of pace, Heywood sets his fourth Woods Cop mystery (after 2003's Chasing a Blond Moon) in the mid '70s, to show the formative early experiences of his series hero, dedicated conservation officer Grady Service. Recently returned from fighting an unwinnable war against insurgents in Southeast Asia, Service finds himself in a depressingly similar situation stateside. The portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula known as the Garden is the setting for another type of guerrilla war-one that sets Service and his comrades against lawless, violent natives who flaunt fish and game regulations that seek to balance the needs of those who make their living from the abundant wildlife with the needs of the environment. To break the impasse, Service participates in a clandestine counterinsurgency campaign (its particulars are kept a closely guarded secret because of a suspected mole), which supplants the mystery solving for long stretches. As a result, the eventual identification of the assailant who stabbed a simpleminded local comes as an anticlimax. Outdoors types will especially appreciate the involved battles over commercial fishing limits and poaching. Agent, Betsy Nolan. (June 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599213637
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/24/2008
  • Series: Woods Cop Series, #4
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 410,440
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Heywood is the author of the Woods Cop mystery series, a critically acclaimed series published by The Lyons Press that includes Ice Hunter, Blue Wolf in Green Fire, and Chasing a Blond Moon. He is also the author of The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly. He lives in Portage, Michigan.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    another one!

    Waiting for even more in this series.

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