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The Great Leader

(2011)
(The first book in the Detective Sunderson series)
A novel by

 
 
Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including Returning to Earth, Legends of the Fall and over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty and expertly-crafted novel following one man's hunt for an elusive cult leader, dubbed "The Great Leader.'

On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate a hedonistic cult, which has set up camp near his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and his sixteen-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they find him more intelligent and sinister than they realized. Recently divorced and frequently pickled in alcohol, Sunderson tracks his quarry from the woods of Michigan to a town in Arizona, filled with criminal border-crossers, and on to Nebraska, where the Great Leader's most recent recruits have gathered to glorify his questionable religion. But Sunderson's demons are also in pursuit of him.

Rich with character and humor, The Great Leader is at once a gripping excursion through America's landscapes and the poignant story of a man grappling with age, lost love and his own darker nature.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Leader
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 0-8021-1970-0 / 978-0-8021-1970-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 0-8021-4598-1 / 978-0-8021-4598-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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October 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Great Leader
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-77089-036-X / 978-1-77089-036-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery (Library Edition)
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-4551-1402-2 / 978-1-4551-1402-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-4551-1404-9 / 978-1-4551-1404-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery (Library Edition) (Faux Mysteries)
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-4551-1403-0 / 978-1-4551-1403-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-4551-1405-7 / 978-1-4551-1405-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Leader: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Leader
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA