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SHOCK WAVE: A Virgil Flowers Novel

Fifth in the series written by John Sandford (the PREY series)

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"Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little." Augustus Hare

  • Mar 29, 2012
Two corporate bombings in Minnesota make authorities bring top investigator, Virgil Flowers, to investigate and find the bomber.

There is animosity toward PyeMart a Wall mart type of corporation. Business owners feel they'll be forced out of a job and environmentalists feel the corporation will pollute the water with adding pollutants into the water.

Virgil is a somewhat nonchalant investigator. He's humorous and brings is own love of fishing and the environment into the conversation. This makes the people Virgil speaks to, more likely to feel he is one of them and give him more information.

The list of suspects is established and grows and Virgil in his down home manner, attempts to find the people who have a grudge against PyeMart or its billionaire owner.

"Shock Wave" is an enjoyable read with colorful characters and is sure to entertain.

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review by . April 15, 2012
Virgil Flowers is a great character...
   While I've grown a little cold on the John Sandford novels that feature Lucas Davenport, I'm finding I like the Virgil Flowers novels a lot.  Shock Wave has Flowers tracking down a serial bomber intent on stopping a large Walmart-like store from setting up shop in a small town.  Flowers is a nice mix of irreverence, vulnerability, and persistence, all wrapped together in a mind that never stops running.        Sandford does a good job in capturing …
review by . December 23, 2011
Virgil Flowers is back in
     Virgil Flowers returns in SHOCK WAVE and the read is a good one. This is the fifth novel of the series and this time he is chasing a bomber. Virgil is based in Mankato, Minnesota and therefore routinely covers the southern part of the state for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He also goes whether his boss, Lucas Davenport, sends him. Virgil has quite the reputation, not just with the ladies, and always gets the job done.   The latest bombing was of a construction …
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Michael A.Draper retired from working as a financial planner with Mass Mutual.   Married to Diana for 48 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters.      … more
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ISBN-13: 9780399157691
Author: John Sandford
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Date Published: 10-04-2011
Format: Hard Cover
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