Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.
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Truck driver, Coffee drinker and avid listener of Audio books and Waylon Jennings !!
John Sandford did a great job again with this Virgil Flowers novel. Never a dull moment with Virgil around. Good story line and the Narrator did a fine job too. Can't wait for another Virgil Flowers story to come out !
Terrific dialogue! I love the way John Sanford's characters speak. They are real and likable.I can't wait for the next book by Sanford.
Exciting , great to listen to on long drives.
Of course it has to be Virgil Flowers, he is a one of a kind character.
I listen to two audiobooks a month. My main interest is in a well-told story, so I enjoy a lot of fiction. But I like history as well
It is great being back with Virgil Flowers in his hometown, meeting his parents, and riding around with him on a crazy case!
Eric Conger has a great voice, very versatile when it comes to characterization. I identify his voice with Virgil, of course. But he is also really good with Lucas Davenport.
The kids are dangerous as hell, but hey, they aren't all that bad.
If you enjoy John Sandford novels, you will love this one.
Another great story from Sandford. I always enjoy Virgil's quirky personality and perspective. Sandford brings together a contrast of people, motives, and lives in a compelling plot.
Good read , good timely story and you will not want to stop listening.
Any other John Sandford book.
Not as intriguing and smart as Sandford usually is and a good performance did not make up for the slog.
Basically this was a throw away by Sandford whom I normally find gripping. I could easily put the story down.
what he had to read
disappointment. I hardly remember it.
Sandford & Conger together are nearly unbeatable. Great inflecctive narration with an equally good story.
Virgil doesn't know "all". The aurtor does an outstanding job of making the reader want to help Virgil solve the crime.
Always "Top Drawer"
Light humorous moments between Virgil and the ladies.
I approached the Virgil Flowers series with trepidation. How could anyone be more natural and crafty as Lucas Davenport. Forgive me John Sandford for I was wrong. Virgil is the perfect mix of sexiness, detective work, and great dialog. Eric Conger growls the narrative in a way that is totally believable and character perfect. Long live Virgil and his work in and around "the cities".
If you like entertainment that lets you think then this book is for you. With Sanford the Flower books are almost always the same - no mystery as to whodunit. But that misses the point. These are wonderful stories of mid-west Americans that for this left coaster hit all the romantic notions of what are the real shades of grey in the world of crime. The same mass culture that produces intelligent detectives has the opposite effect on alienated youth. Nobody does it better or more entertainingly than John Sanford.
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