story takes place in Medicine Creek, Kansas. The major
occupation in Medicine Creek is farming - mainly corn.
Sheriff Dent Hazen received a call from Wilma Lowry who he
felt had nothing better to do than to report the location of dead
animals. As he was riding along, he could see the birds
circling above and drove as close as he could get by car. He
had to walk the rest of the way. As he got closer, he soon
realized that it was not a dead animal but a mutilated body.
Hazen believed the killing had taken place elsewhere and the body
The state police arrived to search the
area. Sheriff Hazen watched as they were making mistakes and
erroneously destroying evidence. Then he realized that it
shouldn't matter to him - this was not his jurisdiction. He
only discovered the body. Much to Hazen's surprise, it was
then pointed out to him that they were inside the boundary of the
township of Medicine Creek and it was his case.
Sheriff Hazen was having a news conference, he noticed a slender man
dressed in black in the crowd. The temperature was in the
nineties and his suit was made of wool. They wondered who
could this man be? They didn't think he was a reporter; in
fact, Deputy Sheriff Tad thought he looked more like a
murderer! It turns out that this man was FBI Special Agent
Pendergast who was there on his own initiative to investigate the
case and he knows he must succeed before the killer strikes
Who is the serial killer? What will special
agent Pendergast discover as he starts to investigate? You
will be surprised!
This book would make a great movie!
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have created a very charming,
interesting and detailed character in Special Agent
Pendergast. This book is one that will keep you on the edge of
your seat until you are finished reading it. There are many
surprises and twists in the plot. Still Life with Crows is
exciting and one that you will enjoy. Add it to your
list of books to read.
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