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Mad River (edition 2012)

by John Sandford

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Title:Mad River
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Simon & Schuster Ltd (2012), Hardcover
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Unemployed, broke, no future in their home town, teenager Jimmy Sharp told his girlfriend, Becky Welsh, and sidekick, Tom McCall, that they were breaking into the house to get diamonds. But Jimmy killed a women during the robbery, then, when they ran into car trouble as they made their getaway, killed a man to get his car.
When a couple was killed in their home in a nearby town, Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Unit was called in to help find the killers.
The killings continued and it didn’t take long for Flowers to figure out who was responsible, but finding them in a rural area, determining the motive, and preventing additional deaths was much harder. The original motive became obvious, but it had to be proven. The local sheriff, however, was a staunch believer in shoot to kill.
MAD RIVER tells the story from both the perspectives of Flowers and of the trio. There is a little repetition. It doesn’t seem realistic that the trio of losers could avoid detection for as long as they did, that the Flowers was able to get more usable help from non-professionals, or that the sheriff followed his old script rather than understand why it wouldn’t work. ( )
  Judiex | Nov 30, 2015 |
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 ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
quirky ending. yet very satisfying. ( )
  carolynsuarez | Aug 14, 2014 |
John Sandford never disappoints! Love anything he writes! I never start one of his books unless I have time to finish it that day--otherwise I will be up until 3 in the morning, unable to put it down. ( )
  darcy36 | Jul 8, 2014 |
Jimmy Sharp, Becky Welsh, and Tom McCall - they were Bonnie and Clyde, they thought, and what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a girl during a robbery. The second was a man whose car they needed. The third and fourth, well, those were personal. ( )
  jepeters333 | Dec 29, 2013 |
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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 is 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 is about to happen next.The next novel in the Virgil Flowers series.… (more)

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