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Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

one sitting police procedural

A skier goes missing on Galena Summit, Idaho. In spite of the snowstorm making conditions treacherous even for experienced individuals, Blaine County Sheriff Walt Fleming bring together his Search and Reduce team to make a concerted effort to find the lost skier. Howe...
A skier goes missing on Galena Summit, Idaho. In spite of the snowstorm making conditions treacherous even for experienced individuals, Blaine County Sheriff Walt Fleming bring together his Search and Reduce team to make a concerted effort to find the lost skier. However, during the dangerous trek, a shot is heard and they find crewman Randy Aker dead.---------- Not long afterward, Randy┬┐s brother and fellow S&R member veterinarian Mark Aker disappears though his best friend Walt worries about him he assumes his buddy needs some alone grieving time. However, Walt revises his assumptions when an unknown adversary molests a veterinary assistant and there is a major increase of sick employees at a water-bottling plant and numerous animals reported dead. He begins to wonder if someone is slowly and diabolcially cleverly working a terrorist campaign in Sun Valley.------------------ This one sitting police procedural will hook the audience from the onset with a need to know what is going on as the plot twists plausibly with every new incident or clue that Walt encounters. The story line is fast-paced and filled with a strong cast. The setting is electric the Sun Valley area comes across beyond its geographical beauty as a two caste social system symbiotic tied togetehr economically. Ridley Pearson provides a strong Idaho mystery as readers get a KILLER VIEW of Sun Valley.----------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Plodded thru this deep snowdrift

Got on my snowshoes and fought thru to p.253, then decided it just wasn't worth the effort. Loved many of his other books, didn't seem like the same author.

posted by Anonymous on September 4, 2008

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    A good read

    Good characters, unusual circumstances, you can't guess "who done it" until he tells you at the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Plodded thru this deep snowdrift

    Got on my snowshoes and fought thru to p.253, then decided it just wasn't worth the effort. Loved many of his other books, didn't seem like the same author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    FANTASTIC !!!!!

    This is the first book I have read from this author...picked it up because i've been to Hailey/Sun Valley and have family there. This book was non stop action and I couldn't put it down. Will definately look forward to reading more from him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    one sitting police procedural

    A skier goes missing on Galena Summit, Idaho. In spite of the snowstorm making conditions treacherous even for experienced individuals, Blaine County Sheriff Walt Fleming bring together his Search and Reduce team to make a concerted effort to find the lost skier. However, during the dangerous trek, a shot is heard and they find crewman Randy Aker dead.---------- Not long afterward, Randy¿s brother and fellow S&R member veterinarian Mark Aker disappears though his best friend Walt worries about him he assumes his buddy needs some alone grieving time. However, Walt revises his assumptions when an unknown adversary molests a veterinary assistant and there is a major increase of sick employees at a water-bottling plant and numerous animals reported dead. He begins to wonder if someone is slowly and diabolcially cleverly working a terrorist campaign in Sun Valley.------------------ This one sitting police procedural will hook the audience from the onset with a need to know what is going on as the plot twists plausibly with every new incident or clue that Walt encounters. The story line is fast-paced and filled with a strong cast. The setting is electric the Sun Valley area comes across beyond its geographical beauty as a two caste social system symbiotic tied togetehr economically. Ridley Pearson provides a strong Idaho mystery as readers get a KILLER VIEW of Sun Valley.----------------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Did not like it!

    I did not like the way this book began; therefore, did not purchase it. Would not recommend.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Not a bad book .......

    It was not a bad book but this character is just not as interesting as Lou Boldt is. I am not sure if we will ever see another Boldt novel but if this is his replacement character for adult crime novels I will have to pass. I have tried all the Fleming books but they just do not grab me like all his other books have.

    My wife started reading all his book I have on the shelf and after the first Fleming book she came to the same conclusion -- guess we are odd?

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

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    Ridley Pearson

    I really enjoyed the book. The kind of book that you thought about when even not reading it. Loved the characters evem the rolls the bad guys played. The story line was great also the place where this all took place. I hope this is not the end of Walt. The end of the books left so many places for the story to continue. Will definately purchase more of Mr. Pearson's books. But will keep looking for Walt to be continued.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

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    Great book

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It had some unusual twists & kept me in suspense until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2009

    Decent Book

    The book was a good book but I didn't get sucked into the story. Ok if you want to read something on a rainy day.

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

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    Great Read.

    My first novel from this author and I wonder why I haven't read him before. This was an edge of your seat thriller and I couldn't put it down. Walt was an everyday small town sheriff, coping with being a single father, then plunged into these complicated and deadly circumstances. To make it even worse, his best deputy was having an affair with Walts soon to be ex-wife. And was the cause of the soon to be ex situation. They managed to put personal feelings, most of the time, on the back burner and solve this nightmare. A most exciting and dramatic novel.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    THE ULTIMATE SNOW JOB

    Topnotch author Ridley Pearson has lived in the Sun Valley area for some twenty years, so he knows the setting for his story well. Perhaps that's one reason why his scenes are so vivid, seeming to appear before our eyes in full color. Of course, setting is not all this writer knows well as the number of his books on bestseller lists clearly show. He knows how to spin a thriller from opening line to often shocking finish, which he surely does with Killer View. Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming doesn't hesitate for a nano second when he receives a nighttime call saying that a skier is missing. He assembles his top men as a search and rescue team and goes out into the bone chilling blackness. With him are his best friend, veterinarian Mark Aker, Mark's brother, Randy, and deputy Tommy Brandon. Walt feels little friendship for Tommy due to the deputy's history with Walt's former wife. But Walt is a professional and a job needs to be done. That job immediately takes a surprising twist when Randy is fatally shot and Mark disappears. It isn't long before a young girl who works at the veterinarians' office is cruelly assaulted. She arrives at a local hospital with no memory of her attacker. Now, Walt is faced with a murder, a missing man, and an assault victim. As he proceeds with his investigation he becomes aware that sheep in the area are falling ill. How does all or any of this tie together and why would a prominent congressman call Walt of all possible sheriffs and tell him to come to Washington to fill in for a conference drop out? Following Pearson's finely, logically constructed story is both exciting and absorbing. A narration by Audie Award winner Christopher Lane lends additional pleasure, leaving this listener hoping to hear much more from him in the future. - Gail Cooke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2008

    This is a GREAT View!

    Ridley Pearson brings back Sheriff Walt Fleming in his new suspenseful story, Killer View. With well developed, intriguing characters and a stunning setting in Sun Valley, Idaho, Pearson has readers unable to put this mystery down as its intricately woven plot keeps you captivated. When the story opens, a skier is reported missing on Galena Summit in Sun Valley so Sheriff Fleming is immediately alerted. Fleming brings together his top-notch rescue team. Mark Aker, who is Walt¿s best friend, and his brother Randy, round up their tried and true team of search and rescue dogs. Dividing up the dogs, Mark and Walt take off one way, while Randy who has more experience heads out in another area. Suddenly, Walt and Mark hear what sounds like a shot and that ignites the story with one plot twist after another. They also can¿t get a hold of Randy, and it isn¿t long before they find him dead from what appears to be an accident, dropping off a cliff. Finding Randy, protected by his faithful dog, the sheriff notes there is no blood so he didn¿t die from a gunshot wound. Although, when Walt thinks about it, perhaps the shot was what drew Randy¿s attention away from where he was headed? If so, who fired that shot and why? Sadly, Walt lifts Randy¿s body to take him back as his brother Mark is devastated. The next morning, Walt discovers that now Mark is missing. Sheriff Fleming first wonders if Mark just needed some time alone to grieve. But the search continues with intensity as Mark appears to also now be lost. However, Mark Aker¿s survival in a very remote area introduces another character for readers to ponder and decide what part of the puzzle he is involved with. The question of if Mark will escape keeps the readers on edge but all the while in an structured manner so you don¿t have to take notes to enjoy this fast paced flurry of activity on the snow filled mountains of Sun Valley. Into what is becoming a multifaceted plot, comes Deputy Tommy Brandon, who is known to be sleeping with Walt¿s soon to be x-wife. Too good a deputy to be fired without charges of discrimination, Walt has this thrown in his face daily as he must work along side Tommy. Next in this picturesque setting, Walt discovers that mountain sheep are mysteriously dying, a local bottling plant contains contaminants causing workers to be hospitalized, and finally that a very powerful political figure may be involved in all of this. The sheriff begins to suspect that terrorism may even be playing a part of the picture. With the help of his deputy and a photographer, the female love interest, the story¿s pacing amazingly allows the reader to be able to keep all the clues straight albeit not necessarily connected until the end. Will Mark be found? What part will Fiona, the photographer, play in the scheme of things and in Walt¿s life? Will Mark finally be saved and is there really a terrorist plot? These questions will keep the reader plowing through this snow filled mystery until the end to find out if Walt Fleming can assemble the pieces that frame the final picture in the Killer View!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    Love this book

    Love this book - was really good - provided insight on the topic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    A Non-stop roller coaster ride

    Killer View is the second in his series featuring Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Flemming and if you're a fan of seat of your pants non-stop action then this book is for you. It deals with home grown terrorists with bio-warfare, government bureaucracy, and hidden agendas. In addition to everything else going on our hero Sheriff Flemming is trying to deal with his personal life as a single dad with twin girls who's wife left him for his best deputy 'we found this out in the first book Killer Weekend'. So those of you who just like to stroll through the pages of non-exciting books this is not for you, for the rest of you get off the couch and get to Barnes & Noble.

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