Shock Wave

Shock Wave

Book - 2011
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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 headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts inflict maximum damage. Flowers's job is to find out who's behind the bombs and how far they will go before more people get killed.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011
ISBN: 9780399157691
0399157697
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm

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7626dee
Jul 11, 2017

Virgil is growing on me, he seems to keep his cool in any situation except those involving romance. With the ladies he seems rather inept, too bad for Virgil he will have to be satisfied with catching the bad guys.

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LuvReadingStuff
Jun 15, 2016

I love the "Virgil Flowers" character. Can't wait to read another one.

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ddfred
May 18, 2016

Great read. Another engaging Virgil Flowers book.

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rahmmie
Mar 29, 2014

Entertaining read by Sandford. His Virgil Flowers character is difficult not to like.

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StarGladiator
Jun 09, 2013

That effing Flowers! He's at it again, solving complex mysteries with aplomb, and doing it with elan. Great mystery read!

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pfeifferkoko
Mar 11, 2013

Another great Flower's book. definately a must read

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elizabethsloan
Jun 20, 2012

Love that F'in Flowers

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jimg2000
Mar 12, 2012

The mystery drags on a bit too long. Found myself began to fast read the last two chapters after realizing the "new clues" kept on coming. As it turned out, one of the two unknowns turned out to be an overlooked scheme that should have been an easy discovery by the most detective neophytes.

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lukep0314
Jan 18, 2012

I have read all of Sandford's novels twice and a few of them, three times. I'll probably read them all again in the future. Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers, Del Capslock, Shrake, Jenkins, Marcy Sherrell et al are my ALL TIME favorite fictional detectives. I hope Sandford never stops writing about these characters. It would be nice if the library would obtain copies of his non-fiction as well. Those are published under his real name... John Camp

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cliffbut
Jan 06, 2012

His best yet. Smart,clever and in places funny.

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