Monday, April 15, 2013

9. Heat Lightning - John Sandford

#2 Virgil Flowers
audio read by Eric Conger
unabridged cd: (9:59)
Putnam Adult, 2008
400 pgs.
Written for adults
Genre: Mystery/ Murder Mystery
Goodreads Rating: 4.06
My Rating:  4/Liked it a lot
Awesome (5) Loved it (4) Liked it (3) It was okay (2) Didn’t like it (1) (WORDS AND NUMBER)
Acquired TPPL
Setting: contemporary Minnesota

 My comments:  I read them out of order, this was the third one I read but the second one in the series. Easy to listen to, quite a bit of humor, I really like the personality of Virgil Flowers. The long hair, the band T shirts, even the womanizing all appeal to me and make his character seem real. This particular mystery was interesting but forgettable, it's the little details about the personalities that I remember most.

Goodreads Review: Flowers is only in his late thirties, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong.

It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if you're keeping count), when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater, two shots to the head, found near a veterans' memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.

Exactly like the body they found last week.

The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someone's keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all . . . and then he does, and he's almost sorry he did. Because if it's true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought and every one of them is booby-trapped.

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