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.
©2012 John Sandford (P)2012 Penguin Audio
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.
Retired book buyer/book manager for wholesale distributor in the 5 largest northeast states. Prolific reader who was inundated with ARCs.
Easily the most driven and interesting of the Virgil Flowers books. As good as the Prey books with Lucas Davenport!
The moments leading up to the bridge part
Eric brings life to this series and the voices he changes are what make the differnence
Oh yeah!,but did it in 2 parts had to get some sleep for work the next day
Want to see more of the flowers series and more of the Lucas D with Virgil
Retired human resources professional and manager, who enjoys history and police and law novels (especially series). A USAF veteran of VN.
I like the character Flowers and the region of SW Minnesota. He is funny and laid-back. I love the interactions between him and the local authorities, which change from book to book, and those with Lucas Davenport and the other members of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. These characters add some "history" that cares on from story to story.
He talks like the people of Minnesota.
Tell us about yourself!
Nothing i guess that is they way he wrights his books
the very last page
It was all he said this she said this. and say they had to go to the truck. He would say we had to go to the truck so we all walked to the truck and we got in. and so & so on. Ijust could not Listen to it
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