Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mad River (A Virgil Flowers Novel) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Mad River" the 6th book in his Virgil Flowers series by John Sandford.

Product Description

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what’s-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.

The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers’ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn’t realize what’s about to happen next.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (October 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399157700

My Review:

Three teenager killers Jimmy Sharpe, Becky Welsh and Tom McCall go on a killing spree in Bonnie and Clyde fashion.

Lucas Davenport sends his best investigator at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Virgil Flowers to help various law enforcement agencies to track them down.  As Virgil investigates further more bodies show up and he learns the deadly motive to the killings.  Notorious hardcore Sheriff Lewis Luke is Virgil's liaison in Bare Country where the killer's parents live.  Virgil realizes that Jimmy's homicidal urges are encouraged by his girlfriend Becky and Tom McCall is a dragged into the mess as a participate.

This book had great character development for everyone involved including the villains (their family history and personal life) and we even see Virgil interact with his parents (they are very close).  It was great to see Davenport, Shrake and Jenkins helping in Virgil's investigation.


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