I really enjoyed this one. It didn't turn into a page turner until over half way through but then I couldn't put it down. Having Lucas, Weather, and Virgil all together again as the main characters made it even more interesting. The story was predictable but it didn't make it any less interesting. In some cases, it even enhanced it. It's definitely a great read. I highly recommend it.
I enjoy Lucas and all his sidekicks
I enjoyed this book. I like Lucas Davenport and his sidekicks. This book starts out with a hospital employee working with some robbers to break into the hospital pharmacy and steal a bunch of high end drugs and end up killing one of the pharmacy employees. Davenport's wife, a surgeon at the hospital, inadvertently sees two of the robbers and they set out to eliminate her as a witness. The body count is high in this book as Davenport and colleagues search for the robbers/killers. The killers really do give you the creeps for psychotic killers. This is a great read if you are looking for a great mystery with some great characters.
Sanford once again delivers an action packed story with great and quirky characters. Looking forward to the next installment.
Give the characters more depth!
I have read a few and listened to a few. They are typical "no brainer's" that are easy to listen to when doing chores or tasks.
Yes, good narration.
yes as long as you aren't expecting sophistication.
Will continue to listen to his books.
I dont know, for the life of me I cannot understand how such simplistic even amateurish writing could be enjoyable
write in at least 2 dimensions. This author uses the word "and" so repetitive that I had to go back and count the obscene number of times he used it in a single paragraph. In fact in one run on sentence "and" showed up no less than 6 times.
no, but he does a decent job with bad material
run on sentences with "and" used over and over and...well you get it
The first Sanford novel I read was grueling to get through, several years later I thought I would give him one more try. I simply dont get his popularity. Stick with John Connelly or Nelson DeMille or James Lee Burke (shocking that Sanford could even be mentioned amongst the great mystery writers.
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
I was impressed with the John Sandford's writing. He makes a story come to life, which is probably why I won't read another of his books! Too real for my stomach - though I know there are worse. I've seen animals die the way he describes people dying, and it turned my stomach. Too many innocents dying. I finished it because I got intrigued with the story and wanted to know what happened to the twins!
Narrator was excellent, since I didn't notice him. That, to me, is high praise!
Great plot, writing and character development.
Weather, the female surgeon. Sanford does a great job of describing the committment, challenges of being a mother, wife and surgeon, and the calm demeanor needed to be an ourstanding surgeon working under unbelievable stress.
We love his performances. His voice is a pleasure to listen to, and he uses it to help bring out the feelings of the characters in a meaningful way.
Tell us about yourself!
I get tired of the technical ignorance. Guns, cars, everything mecahanical is mis represented and hold no truths.
This author, while having liberal tendancies, exudes those and has no clue as to the technical stuff. Even a moron knows that the engine is in the back of a Porsche-911. That sort of innacuracy spoil the novel for me.
Come on John, get your facts straight and Editors. Where are you????
Horny Cop-No marals.
I love his audio books. Richard Ferrone is excellent. The story is very good, as are all of his novels I've read.
There's a pun about Weather getting drunk. It's laugh out loud funny.
I've listened to several (more than 6 less than 12/). He's excellent.
No, I had a 5 hour drive to and a 5 hour drive back from a job site. Made the drive enjoyable.
This is, undoubtedly, the worst John Sandford novel to date. Next to nothing happens in it, and the author insists on dragging out the most minute, implausible details in order to push his page count up high enough to demand a "novel" price. I kept falling asleep listening to it. In fact, two-thirds of the way through the unabridged version, I had to switch to the abridged version, just to cut out some of the filler and actually FINISH the thing!
What a mess. As a writer, I can honestly say that I could've written this story better in one-fourth the page count.
Terrible stuff. Stick with his earlier work.