I love Allen Eskens' books and I am always excited to see he has something new coming out. I've been anxiously awaiting this one for many months and I am happy to report that it lived up to my expectations.
Forsaken Country brings back Max Rupert (one of Eskens' recurring characters) in this novel of suspense. Max has been in a self imposed exile for a couple of years but when his friend, Lyle, comes to ask him to help him find his daughter, Sandy, and grandson, Pip, Max finds himself caught up in this missing persons case.
I loved the way this story unfolded. I loved the Minnesota setting. I loved getting to know Max Rupert a little better. I loved the twists and turns in the plot.
And by novel's end, Eskens ties things up nicely while still leaving room for Max to have more stories to be a part of in the future.
Although this book features a recurring character, it easily stands alone. However, once you read one of Eskens' books, I think you will anxiously pick up another one.