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Book Note: John Sandford, Shockwave

I read this book about 6-Nov-2012. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2011. This note was last modified Wednesday, 15-Jun-2016 14:08:48 PDT.

This is book 5 of the "Virgil Flowers" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


A Virgil Flowers book. There's an author's statement at the start saying he wrote it in cooperation with his friend David Cronk.

There's a bomber, apparently working to stop the PyeMart being built in a small Minnesota town, though he first strikes at the boardroom of the corporation in Michigan. Bombers are always unsympathetic.

PyeMart is not WalMart, that chain exists in this universe. In fact, the description, placing it slightly more upscale, makes it more like Target. But Target isn't still run by the founder, or headquartered in Michigan. Still, Target isn't mentioned as a competitor, either.

And Flowers' boat gets blown up by the bomber (not in the water).

As usual, this is about turning over a small town and seeing what's going on there, now and in the past. I'm not as big a fan of the Flowers books, but this one grated on me less, and the investigative work, and the town being investigated, were quite well done.


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