I like characters who go their own way and do their own thing, and Virgil is very much like that. Very determined to get the job done, but not so much that he doesn't sneak a little fishing in. I like the Virgil books better than the other John Sandford series as you get to see a little more of the state and the people who live in the smaller, more rural areas.
Having read all of Mr. Sandford's books this is to my mind the best of the Flowers books. I smiled, I laughed and, even shed a tear for his boat. Well written and well read.
This is standard Sandford.- I love that the narrator kept switching back and forth between saying "pie-mart"? and "Wal-mart"-
I actually found the unabridged version really annoying, "virgil said, blah", "Oquist said blah", "blah, said Virgil" CONSTANTLY - annoying. Other than that, the story was pretty good, but not the best i've heard.
The way Virgil is able to get people to talk to him with his own special personality is always a treat to witness.
At the end when you realize that Virgil is alone and seems to be troubled about the woman who has obviously captured his attention
Yes. The performances are always superb.
This book wasn' as heart pounding with excitement the way "Bad Blood" or "Heat Lightning" was, but it is still a very worthwhile read. I still highly recommend the entire series.
Yes, Sanford is a great story-teller and myster writer
Virgil...'cause he's Virgil...
Only sore point: Sanford feels like we all need a continuing lesson in the
Virgil Flowers is far more interesting then Sandford's other characters. I would like to see the Prey books focus on Flowers more.
Virgil Flowers. He is just a normal layed back kind of guy with a knack for putting together small facts to solve very confusing situations.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
I have to say that this book was just ok for me. I usually can't wait for John Sanford's next book. I hope the next one is up to his high standards and not so meteoric.