Eleven Days, Donald Harstad

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Police procedural based on true events that took place in Iowa. Harstad is a retired cop, and the book definitely has a "day in the life" feel, so much so that it often reads more like a fictionalized memoir than a thriller: there is a surreal disconnect from the horror of the events and the banality of everyday life, which reminded me, oddly, of reading former Treasury Secretary Henry (Hank) Paulson's On the Brink blow-by-blow account of his and his teams response to the 2008 financial crisis.