Mad River

Mad River

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin c2012
ISBN: 9780425261316
Branch Call Number: PB FIC Sandf 3564
Characteristics: 387 p. --


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Apr 21, 2017

This won't be for everyone, mad dog killers are not a fun group. How old Virgil goes after them is somewhat original. I am getting the feeling the author doesn't particularly like the Sheriffs/deputies of rural Minnesota.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Virgil Flowers #6

Dec 11, 2016

enjoyed it. pretty thrilling read.

Dec 28, 2015

Excellent plot and questions asked that keep one turning the pages. Worth reading for sure.

Jun 05, 2014

Not bad at all, pretty entertaining and fast-paced

MBSL500 Apr 08, 2013

Partner or no, Sanford and Virgil are at their prime. Ah, poop! How do I add 6 stars?!

Feb 17, 2013

Perhaps not the strongest of the series, but the sympathetic portrayal of the loser killers was nicely done. I'm a little curious about the nature of the collaborative writing process mentioned in a note at the beginning of the book. "Sandford" evidently has a partner of some kind in producing these books.

Dec 21, 2012

The amazing thing about John Sandford is that after more than 30 titles he still retains his edge and almost every book he releases is well-crafted and engrossing. “Mad River” is a perfect example of this. A highly entertaining read.

marcotte Dec 01, 2012

Because this was a John Sandford book, it was a fast, easy read. But it is not as good as some of his past efforts. With regard to the police and the bad guys and who wins and who loses, Sandford is very cynical. You are reading fiction, you think,and it's like the author is saying "this is what it's really like, this is the reality". Yes, we all know that reality is different from fiction, but if a book is supposed to be fiction then it should stay that way.

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