Shock Wave

Shock Wave

Large Print - 2011
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When protests about a superstore chain's plans to build a location in a Minnesota river town escalate into bombing attacks at the construction site and the company's headquarters, Virgil Flowers races against time to find and stop the bomber.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 9781611732092
1611732093
Call Number: LARGE PRINT M SANDFORD
Characteristics: 429 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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LolaTony
Feb 26, 2020

This is my second Virgil Flowers novel and I am liking the character. He seems to be pretty offbeat for a high level law officer, but it does give him a different 'persona' than the usual cop/FBI agent. I found the book a little slow and so many extraneous details made me think the author was attempting to reach a required number of pages. The last half of the novel gets more interesting and almost every chapter brings up a new suspect. I was REALLY surprised by the 'reveal'! IMO, John Sandford gets a little crude and the sexual exploits so far have not added to the story line.
All in all it is a fairly good read.

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harrybosch
Dec 15, 2019

Pretty good. Something a little different . It is just too long and drawn out, and drags in the middle. A lot of boring stuff like eating in diners, driving around , staking out in cars etc.
At 418 pages of small print, it could have been at least 50 pages shorter. I'll look for another Virgil Flowers story and see how it compares. The fictional town of Butternut is obviously Willmar, MN, USA.

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LauraSteinert
Aug 23, 2019

You can always count of Virgil Flowers to provide action, plot twists, and witty remarks. There was, thankfully, less sex in this one than previous installments but plenty of blood, explosions, and suspense. I appreciate not having to hear about child molesters or abusive parents.

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user_glen
Jun 05, 2019

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7626dee
Jul 11, 2017

Virgil is growing on me, he seems to keep his cool in any situation except those involving romance. With the ladies he seems rather inept, too bad for Virgil he will have to be satisfied with catching the bad guys.

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ddfred
May 18, 2016

Great read. Another engaging Virgil Flowers book.

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rahmmie
Mar 29, 2014

Entertaining read by Sandford. His Virgil Flowers character is difficult not to like.

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StarGladiator
Jun 09, 2013

That effing Flowers! He's at it again, solving complex mysteries with aplomb, and doing it with elan. Great mystery read!

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pfeifferkoko
Mar 11, 2013

Another great Flower's book. definately a must read

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elizabethsloan
Jun 20, 2012

Love that F'in Flowers

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