The Great Leader

The Great Leader

A Faux Mystery

Book - 2011
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Retired Detective Sunderson must get past his troubles with alcohol if he and an unlikely 16-year-old sidekick are ever going to expose an elusive cult leader called The Great Leader.
Published: New York : Grove Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802119704
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 02, 2016

Although the main character in this book is a retired detective, this book is only a mystery in passing. It really is a look into the mind of the detective, Sunderson, and his thoughts on many topics - a rumination. He is chasing a cult leader from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Southwest AZ, but the book is more about his relationships with his family and friends, including his ex-wife, and his delight in nature. I liked the book and enjoyed his thoughts, but the extreme male point of view became difficult for me to empathize with. Also there were places in the novel where a comma would have helped the understanding of the sentence. I do recommend this book, but am not sure I would read the recently published second novel in the series. However, I will probably read one of his earlier books.


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