Sunday, May 26, 2024

Shock Wave by John Sandford
Virgil Flowers #5


Title: Shock Wave 
Series: irgil Flowers #5
Author: John Sandford
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

A thrilling Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, John Sandford.
Talk about risky business.

A 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's headquarters in Michigan. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage - and they do. Who's behind the bombs and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out . . . before more people get killed.

Shock Wave brings Virgil Flowers to the small town of Butternut Falls in Minnesota.

Virgil is called in by Lucas Davenport his boss at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension after a couple of bombs go off.

The focus of the bombing is the PyeMarts. Someone is trying to prevent PyeMart from moving in. The first bomb goes off at the PyeMart headquarters in Michigan. The second one explodes at the new PyeMart's construction site. Two people are dead and Virgil needs to stop the bomber before the next one detonates. The problem is that so many are unhappy with a big corporation coming in and affecting the local business and the ecosystem. How can Virgil find the one from so many?

This one was interesting and John Sanford had us guessing for the bomber for a long while. Usually, he gives us the identity of the killer from the very beginning but not in this case.

With every book, I like Virgil more.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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