Mad River (Virgil Flowers Series #6)

Mad River (Virgil Flowers Series #6)

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by John Sandford
     
 

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They were average kids looking for something to do.
 
Today they started killing people.

A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are on the run through rural Minnesota—victim by victim they’re having the time of their lives. But when Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for the thrill-hungry kids,

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Overview

They were average kids looking for something to do.
 
Today they started killing people.

A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are on the run through rural Minnesota—victim by victim they’re having the time of their lives. But when Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for the thrill-hungry kids, things take a shocking detour.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this high-octane thrill ride, bestseller Sandford’s fifth novel featuring Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after 2011’s Shock Wave), Lucas Davenport, Virgil’s boss (and star of his own series), dispatches Virgil to a remote corner of the state to deal with “a bad one.” Four people are dead: a married couple in Shinder, another two in nearby Bigham. The gang responsible—armed and dangerous teens Jimmy Sharp, Tom McCall, and Becky Welsh—have already murdered one woman during a robbery, and Virgil soon suspects them in these other crimes. Fearful that the killing spree hasn’t run its course, Virgil pulls out all the stops to get inside the minds of his quarry while he sorts through all the possible motives for the spate of deaths. Virgil’s penchant for wisecracking, which in less skilled hands could have been annoying, serves to deflate the tension, and his backstory is simple enough to allow new readers to easily keep up. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
“A master of the thriller.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Flowers is a welcome addition to [Sandford’s] body of work.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Mr. Sandford…knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review

Library Journal
Three angry teenagers without prospects but with access to guns make like Bonnie and Clyde and a sidekick, often sending cell phone images of their crimes to a local Minnesota TV station. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the crowd hunting down these nasties—just before things get really bad. Flowers seems about as popular as Sandford regular John Prey; buy up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780594574392
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Virgil Flowers Series, #6
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
31,155
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in Minnesota.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
February 23, 1944
Place of Birth:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education:
State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism
Website:
http://www.johnsandford.org

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