Running Dark: A Woods Cop Mystery (Hardcover)
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Grady Service is back.
And this time the scene is dicier than ever. We go back in time twenty-five years to meet Service as a young Conservation Officer. He's still fresh from Vietnam, but he's on his home turf now. Service is good at his new job and he's been tapped for an unusual assignment that threatens to be his last. It's the height of the historical battle in the U.P.'s Garden Peninsula. The Garden has always been a lawless place, where armed fishermen claim their takes and to hell with law enforcement. The renegades far outgun the COs who, understaffed and underfunded, risk their lives to attempt to enforce limits. Shootouts are common, intimidation reigns, and overfishing continues. Service goes undercover to expose the leaders of the Garden revolt. With the aid of a one-legged female informant and lessons of stealth learned in the jungles of Vietnam, Service descends into the land of outlaws. The question goes beyond whether he will come out of the Garden alive, to whether he can root out the criminals without becoming one himself.
Full of outrageous characters and the verisimilitude Heywood is famous for, Running Dark is a wild and fully entertaining ride.
About the Author
Joseph Heywood is the author of the Woods Cop mystery series, a critically acclaimed series published by Lyons 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.