Shock Wave by John Sandford
(A Virgil Flowers Novel)

97%

6 Critic Reviews

Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests are ignored, until a bomb goes off at the megastore’s Michigan headquarters—the first of a series of explosions.
 

The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and utmost fear. They do. Virgil Flowers has been enlisted to find out who’s behind the dangerous acts, but the answer he uncovers may be the biggest shock of all.
 

About John Sandford

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Sandford is the author of the Prey series, four Kidd novels and the Virgil Flowers series. He lives in Minnesota. Visit www.johnsandford.org for more information.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Berkley. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Shock Wave
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
Sep 01 2011

...the mystification and detection are authentic and the solution surprisingly clever.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Aug 08 2011

Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Rory O'Connor on Dec 13 2011

As per usual in a John Sandford novel, the characters and dialogue are smart, witty and entertaining.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Oct 13 2011

If SHOCK WAVE is any indication, Flowers has a better than even chance of equaling if not surpassing Davenport in the hearts and minds of Sandford’s legion of readers.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Steve Donoghue on Oct 23 2011

What does matter in a stripped-down, high-tension thriller such as “Shock Wave” is execution, and in that sense, Sandford has certainly delivered another winner.

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BlackFive

Good
Reviewed by Elise Cooper on Oct 11 2011

Although the book is fast paced it is not as intense as other thrillers and the reader can be amused and have fun while trying to figure out who is the bomber.

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