The Ploughmen

The Ploughmen

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Valentine Millimaki, a troubled young deputy, finds himself seeking counsel from John Gload, a killer awaiting trial, in this debut novel. The strange intimacy of their connection takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence, a manhunt, and a stunning revelation that leave Gload's past and Millimaki's future forever entwined"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805099515
0805099514
9780805099522
Branch Call Number: F ZUPAN-K
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm

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bookwormjeph
Nov 01, 2014

This is a gripping and at times chilling story of a police officer doing the graveyard shift looking after a 77 year old serial killer awaiting trial. Tight, evocative writing builds a terrific tale of how the two men become friendly and just how alike they are in certain areas of life, personality and their thinking. You get a glimpse of their similarities through the flash back chapters- particularly when the killer is telling the deputy of the other murders he has committed that no one knows about. But did he? well worth the read and time devoted to it.
the writing is lyrical and beautifully descriptive.

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