Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2)

Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2)

by Ridley Pearson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515146493
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Series: Walt Fleming Novel Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 279,972
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Hometown:

St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York

Education:

Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

What People are Saying About This

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"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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Killer View (Walt Fleming Series #2) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 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
rosscavins on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I don't usually read thriller novels but after a few pages of this one, I knew I had found a real writer. You know that feeling when you've run across an author that excels at his art? To me, that feeling is a warm blanket of anticipation. You know you're reading a great book, and letting it play out before you is going to be exhilarating.This novel, while being #2 in a series of 4, didn't feel like a series book. The characters all seemed fresh and I accredit that to the superb writing. Thrillers have always been an enigma to me because you have to do so many things right to keep the reader involved, while not pulling what I call the "24 Syndrome." The "24 Syndrome" is the art of taking the characters into an unsolvable situation, then using sheer chance to get them out of it, much like Jack Bauer did in the television series, "24."In short, that pisses me off. It feels cheap and lazy, and I will only give an author one of those before I put the book down and move on.Ridley Pearson is the real deal. This guy can flat out write. He does a great job of mixing in some flotsam with real clues and devices so that when a twist comes, you didn't see it coming. A lot of times, a plot device is so evident when it's presented, you spend the rest of the novel wondering when the writer's going to come back to it to "solve the problem."I will be reading much more Ridley Pearson. The jacket said he's the author of more than twenty novels and I can't wait to get started.
VinnyL on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This story is a fast moving one that gives you a feel for Idaho living from both sides of the fence, yuppy and mountain man. The only weak scene is a critical one involving a key plot twist at the three quarter mark. Instead of being shocking, it becomes surprising and confused with an improbable scene of a rational person purposely drinking deadly water. A good read, but for this, a great one.
Tommie1 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Killer View is a continuation of Walt Fleming's adventures ae sherrif of Sun Valley, Idaho. As someone who has visited there on numerous occasions, the depictions are accurate. Ridley has again written a great story with lots of twists and turns and characters whom are lively and life like. Great reading!!
SunnySD on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Sheriff Walt Flemming is struggling to keep up with his twin daughters, soon-to-be (maybe) ex-wife, and the demands of his job. When the lost skier call comes in it's one more business as usual roll-out of tracking dogs and search & rescue personal - until one of the searchers doesn't come back. As the body count - human and animal - rises, missing persons pile up, and the CDC lands on his doorstep, Flemming grows certain that there's more going on in peaceful little Sun Valley than meets the eye. Of course, knowing and being able to stop it are two completely different things...A bit rough in spots, and there are more than a few loose ends. But it's a page turner.
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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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