They were average kids looking for something to do.
Today they started killing people.
A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are on the run through rural Minnesota—victim by victim they’re having the time of their lives. But when Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for the thrill-hungry kids, things take a shocking detour.
In this high-octane thrill ride, bestseller Sandford s fifth novel featuring Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after 2011 s Shock Wave), Lucas Davenport, Virgil s boss (and star of his own series), dispatches Virgil to a remote corner of the state to deal with a bad one. Four people are dead: a married couple in Shinder, another two in nearby Bigham. The gang responsible armed and dangerous teens Jimmy Sharp, Tom McCall, and Becky Welsh have already murdered one woman during a robbery, and Virgil soon suspects them in these other crimes. Fearful that the killing spree hasn t run its course, Virgil pulls out all the stops to get inside the minds of his quarry while he sorts through all the possible motives for the spate of deaths. Virgil s penchant for wisecracking, which in less skilled hands could have been annoying, serves to deflate the tension, and his backstory is simple enough to allow new readers to easily keep up.
Love me some Virgil.
Of all the characters created by John Sanford, Virgil is my favorite a truly unique individual. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books I’ve read so far. Virgil has taught me a lot about myself, what a great read.
Not as mysterious as V. Flowers has been, yet an excellent read.