The Big Seven

The Big Seven

by Jim Harrison
Mystery
Grove Press
Hardcover, 352 pages
$26.00

Well, Sunderson’s back! Query whether he has a first name other than “Detective”? This is something of a sequel to Harrison’s The Great Leader and, again, Sunderson is awash in a backwater of sex, mayhem, alcohol, and fishing in the UP.  His marriage is over and the detective is obsessed with the Seven Deadly Sins. He wants to add an eighth – violence. The story has plenty of it as Sunderson tries to unravel the series of killings in the Ames clan. More interesting than the suspense are his (or, perhaps more accurately, Harrison’s) ruminations on the nature of life, maleness, sin, and of course, fishing. Vintage Harrison? Not really, but a good read.