||In this installment in the popular series featuring John Sanford's no-frills bachelor police detective, Virgil Flowers's only true love--fishing--plays a particularly central role. In fact, fishing, or trout, could be the motivation for the acts of small-town terrorism that are shaking Virgil's Minnesota town. The multinational chain PyeMart has started construction on its big-box store, but many locals--small business owners concerned about their livelihoods and environmentalists worried about the store's pollution contaminating the Butternut River and endangering the trout population--do not want the store built. Someone feels so strongly about it, that he or she decides to bomb the company's office building. When another explosion blasts the construction site, Virgil realizes that even if he, too, wants the fish to prevail, he must put a stop to this vigilante aggression.