Wednesday, October 19, 2011

John Sandford "Shock Wave"

Virgil Flowers is one of my favorite characters and I love what he does in this , the fifth, stand alone. He is very much Virgil, but a different side of him, more introspective, a bit deeper, more thought out , and definitely a ton of fun. The backdrop to all this is something most readers can appreciate: the angst behind a huge mega store coming in and crushing a community and its businesses. Using that, John Sandford again hits all the right notes and takes us the reader on nice wild ride .The motivations of the community, who really is the bomber, and a great social networking experiment to help find the killer. Would you take part in it? Me, I don’t think so, not my gig diming out my neighbor, whether they make bombs or not. Who else am I going to borrow sugar from in the future, who knows what may be in it if I did.I for one am glad this came buy when it did, now I need my Davenport and company fix. Can’t wait.
Here is what you are in for if you crack this open:
“Talk about risky business.
The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: the local merchants fearing for their businesses, and the environmentalists predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project down, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.
The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage—and they do. Who's behind the bombs and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out . . . before more people get killed.”

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