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Forsaken Country


By: Allen Eskens

ISBN: 978-0316703543

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Publication Date: 09/20/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: TBR


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In this new novel from the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Stolen Hours and The Life We Bury, Max Rupert has left behind his career as a homicide detective to live in solitude—until a shocking kidnapping sends him into the vast wilderness of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters on a hunt for the most dangerous kind of criminal: a desperate father.


Max Rupert has left his position as a Minneapolis homicide detective to live a life of solitude deep in the woods of Minnesota. Mourning the tragic death of his wife, he's also racked by guilt—he alone knows what happened to her killer.

But then his only friend, Lyle, comes to him with a desperate plea. Lyle’s daughter Sandy and his six-year-old grandson Pip have disappeared. Lyle’s certain Sandy's no-good ex-husband Reed is at fault, but the new sheriff is refusing to investigate. When Max reluctantly looks into their disappearance, he too becomes convinced something has gone very wrong, and that Reed is likely involved. But the closer Max and Lyle get to finding proof, the more slippery Reed becomes, until he makes a break for the Boundary Waters with Pip in dangerous tow.

Max and Lyle will have to find their way through the 1.3 million acre wilderness if they hope to find out what happened to Sandy—and to bring Pip home alive.


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About the Author


Author photo credit: A.T. Knight


Allen Eskens is the USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury, which has been published in twenty-six languages, and five other novels, most recently The Stolen Hours, The Shadows We Hide, and Nothing More Dangerous. His books have won the Barry Award, the Rosebud Award, the Silver Falchion Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. Eskens is a former criminal defense attorney and lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota. WEBSITE



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