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The Wheat Field

(2002)
(The first book in the Pliny Pennington series)
A novel by

 
 
Maggie and Michael Butler are found naked and very dead in a Wisconsin wheat field, murdered by two vicious shotgun blasts. But no one gets murdered in Kickapoo Falls, bucolic vacation retreat in the Wisconsin Dells, and home of the politically powerful Kickapoo Gunn Club. It is up to Deputy Pennington, the trusted number-two man in the Sheriff's Department, to find the killer. A top-notch marksman, Pennington had his sights set on Maggie Butler ever since high school, admiring her from afar for years. He has a hard time holding on to his fantasy when he discovers what the real Maggie was mixed up in.

The town's ruling elite closes ranks as the outsider Pennington zeros in on the truth. Almost as if following a shadowy master plan, his mentor, the sheriff - a top marksman himself - begins to turn against him. Pennington is convinced the answer lies back in the wheat field, and in a missing reel of movie film that will shut the door on the murder investigation, but open another into a deadly conspiracy set for election night.



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Used availability for Steve Thayer's The Wheat Field

Hardback Editions

August 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: The Wheat Field: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 0-7862-4438-0 / 978-0-7862-4438-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wheat Field
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 0-399-14841-8 / 978-0-399-14841-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wheat Field
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 0-9908461-5-6 / 978-0-9908461-5-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Conquill Press
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wheat Field
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 0-7414-5031-3 / 978-0-7414-5031-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
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February 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Wheat Field (Mysteries & Horror)
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 0-451-41075-0 / 978-0-451-41075-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Onyx
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Audio Editions

March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Wheat Field
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 1-4025-1179-5 / 978-1-4025-1179-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wheat Field
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN: 1-4025-2106-5 / 978-1-4025-2106-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wheat Field (Deputy Pennington Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Steve Thayer
Publisher: Conquill Press
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