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"Who would hate Wisconsin enough to do this?
"Most of Minnesota, most of Illinois, the upper peninsula in Michigan, the Tillamook cheese company, the 2011 Pittsburgh steelers, the Minnesota Vikings from any year... take your pick."
The largest wheel of cheese in Wisconsin has been stolen, and Lucas Davenport is on the case.
In a better world, he wouldn't be. He'd be chasing fugitives from justice, or tracking down serial killers, or beating psychopaths at their own deadly game. But evidently there's a small clause in the charter for the U.S. Marshals Service that gives them exclusive jurisdiction over cheese-related crimes. Who knew?
Lucas isn't exactly a stranger to Wisconsin, and he knows it's full of colorful personalities enough to populate a Virgil novel with a few left over. But now he's going toe-to-toe with a megalomaniacal dairy tycoon, a cutthroat Québécois cheese cartel out for revenge, an "Eat Cheese And We'll Kill You" contingent of militant Vegans... and those seem to be the more stable ones. There are a few people in the fringes who seem to be truly crazed.
And Lucas knows that it would take more than a truly crazed person to steal the cheese. They'd also need a truck. Probably.