Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what’s-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers’ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn’t realize what’s about to happen next.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
John Sandford is the author of twenty-two Prey novels, most recently Stolen Prey; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Shock Wave; and six other books. He lives in Minnesota.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Three rural Minnesota teenagers, Jimmy Sharp, Becky Welsh, and Tom McCall, are on a crime spree. It started with the murder of a store clerk during a botched robbery. Victim number two died in a car heist as they made their getaway. Then they decide “what the hell” and settle a couple of personal scores. The kids are murderous but not dumb, and they avoid capture from an ever-growing cadre of pursuers that includes Virgil Flowers from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Flowers is the nominal head of the investigation, but he struggles to keep control of the various law-enforcement agencies involved. He’s determined to take the kids alive, an end game that’s not endorsed by his associates. As the pursuit continues, he’s able to establish phone contact with Welsh. At least one of the killers has moved from abstraction to human, and Flowers becomes more determined than ever to bring them in alive. Flowers is a complex character camouflaged by his long hair, rock-’n’-roll T-shirts, smart mouth, and fearlessness. The son of a minister, he is burdened by a spirituality that subtly influences his every decision. It’s more pronounced in this case as he fights the pack’s need for revenge and, in the end, leaves readers assessing the morality of the kids as well as their pursuers. This may be the best entry in a stellar series. --Wes Lukowsky
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 170325390
Book Description Putnam Publishing Group 2012-10-02, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780399157707B
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803991577071.0
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0399157700
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons 2012-10-02, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0399157700 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0399157700
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0399157700
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110399157700
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0399157700 Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2012 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Bookseller Inventory # SANMADR01
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0399157700 Nuevo! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 9780399157707