Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2)

Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2)

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by Ridley Pearson
     
 

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When a skier goes missing from a Sun Valley mountaintop, Sheriff Walt Fleming's crack search and rescue team becomes a target. Waist-deep in snow and neck-deep in lies, Walt suspects that people of great wealth and power-including a former state senator-want to keep him where he started: out in the cold.See more details below

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When a skier goes missing from a Sun Valley mountaintop, Sheriff Walt Fleming's crack search and rescue team becomes a target. Waist-deep in snow and neck-deep in lies, Walt suspects that people of great wealth and power-including a former state senator-want to keep him where he started: out in the cold.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Sunday Globe
A terrific villain, an appealing protagonist, and breakneck pacing. . . . Ridley Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Pearson again concocts his irresistible, pulse-pounding blend of fact and fiction . . . an intricate cat-and-mouse game that Pearson orchestrates with his pro's aplomb.
Publishers Weekly

Pearson returns to his favorite protagonist as Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming must race against the clock to uncover a volatile biohazard operation and head the search for his best friend who's disappeared. Christopher Lane reads with a firm, unwavering voice that captures the heightened tension in Pearson's prose without sounding too urgent or manufactured. Lane's slightly underplayed tone is fairly straightforward, but his characters are steeped in reality and, more importantly in a commercial thriller such as this, believability. Lane's reading does the story justice, managing to draw listeners into the mystery and set their pulses racing with every twist and turn. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, May 19). (July)

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Kirkus Reviews
Part-time Sun Valley resident and prolific thriller author Pearson (Killer Weekend, 2007, etc.) gives readers an informed take on valley politics, class divisions and rugged backcountry as Sheriff Walt Fleming returns for a second case. An anonymous tip about a missing person sends Sheriff Walt Fleming and Mark and Randy Aker, two brothers who are members of a Sun Valley rescue squad, into the night as an early snowstorm cloaks the hills. Randy, who had gone ahead, is found dead at the base of a cliff. A fall? Fleming thinks not. Too many clues-the sound of a distant gunshot and the possibility that the surviving brother may be a poacher-suggest foul play. In what appear as unrelated developments, Fleming learns that water at a local bottling plant contains contaminants, that mountain sheep are dying and that a man with powerful ties to government may be spying on him. Mark Aker, it turns out, survives, but in a remote wilderness cabin at the hands of a thug with a three-foot shoulder span (an overdrawn character who persists in dropping heavy-handed clues). Into Idaho's Challis National Forest (vividly described) to search for Mark and connect the dots of the case goes Walt, aided by a deputy who took up with Walt's wife when she left him and their two daughters, and a photographer who registers as a keen observer and a good romantic partner for the sheriff. Muscular action scenes ensue. Mark escapes his captor and fends for himself in the wilds, surviving at one point by snuggling up to a hibernating bear. Walt gets out from under an avalanche; plays cat and mouse with pursuers as he pilots a glider; and learns the ramifications of his case were as far-reaching as he had suspected.Pearson may not send readers to the edges of their seats, but his practiced work lets them lean comfortably against the backs of them as they follow durable Sheriff Fleming's engaging pursuit. Agent: Amy Berkower/Writers House
From the Publisher
"A gripping page-turner of a novel."
-ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

"Tension-filled...Will have readers furiously turning pages until the end."
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399155055
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
Walt Fleming Series, #2
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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From the Publisher
"A gripping page-turner of a novel."
-ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

"Tension-filled...Will have readers furiously turning pages until the end."
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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