Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer.
©2009 John Sandford; (P)2009 Penguin
This Flowers character is really growing on me. I had my doubts at first, being a big fan of the Prey series, but I've listened to all three Flowers books and have found them worthy successors. Sandford just can't put these out fast enough!
In the course of his investigation one innocent person was maimed for life and another one was killed. If he acted more like a real cop, neither of them would have been hurt. He divulges to much information to suspects and anyone else that will talk to him.
Who is Virgil Flowers? I really don't know. He seems to get laid a lot (unless the women lesbians -- by the way, all the lesbians in this book are really hot and often get into cat fights). I can't picture this guy in my head. Why does he wear rock band tee shirts and just start talking about God? However, he doesn't seem to have any remorse about killing people or feel anything for people that we shot or killed. He will just go out and have a beer and get laid like nothing happened.
I think that Virgil Flowers is a reckless idiot.
This book doesn't even seem like its written by John Sandford. I'm a longtime fan and have read all of his Prey books and some of his other ones and this falls far short. It doesn't keep you wanting to turn the page, the story is boring and the narrator sounds like he's bored too. Virgil is made out to be a dope. Bring back Davenport and the good old days!!
I thought the story was simple, unrealistic, and boring. I felt I was listing to an author who could really write but didn't have a story to match the level of his writing ability. I almost fast forwarded the entire second download. Let's just say I was as frustrated as Virgil was at the end of the story.
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