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

Meet the Author

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller Killer Weekend; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, and Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing their time between Missouri and Idaho.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:
March 13, 1953
Place of Birth:
Glen Cove, New York
Education:
Kansas University, B.A., Brown University
Website:
http://www.ridleypearson.com/

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Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2) 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
Sansabiel More than 1 year ago
Good characters, unusual circumstances, you can't guess "who done it" until he tells you at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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I did not like the way this book began; therefore, did not purchase it. Would not recommend.
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jeutem More than 1 year ago
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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rose2dad More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It had some unusual twists & kept me in suspense until the end.
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