Donald Harstad is a twenty-six-year veteran of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department in northeastern Iowa. A former deputy sheriff, Harstad lives with his wife, Mary, in Elkader, Iowa. Eleven Days is his first novel.
From the Hardcover edition.
"A hell of a first novel... Gripping and unsettling."
"With one startling twist after another, this grisly but cunningly sophisticated story is truly frightening."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Downright explosive! The descriptions of the police work rival Wambaugh's best."
"Harstad...advances the scary (and perversely entertaining) notion that people are just as cuckoo in the heartland as they are in the wicked city."
--The New York Times Book Review