- Gebundene Ausgabe: 400 Seiten
- Verlag: G.P. Putnam's Sons (7. Oktober 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0399162372
- ISBN-13: 978-0399162374
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,5 x 4,1 x 23,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 274.757 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel, Band 8) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 7. Oktober 2014
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Praise for Deadline
“Another brainy thriller from a prolific author, ‘Deadline’ fulfills readers’ expectations of Sandford’s fiction: tense, smart and character-driven.” — Richmond Times Dispatch
“Rich characters [and] the descriptions of small-town life, politics and corruption and the concurrent trails of action make for a fast and entertaining read.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Sandford's best Flowers book to date. . . . There is a lot of drama and mayhem in this story and readers of traditional Sandford books will be satisfied for sure. Still if you like a little humor in your plots, this book will more than sate that desire. This book is the most fun I have had reading in a long time.”—Huffington Post
“There’s a lot going on in Deadline . . . The biggest joys of this series are Flowers himself (his boss is Lucas Davenport from the Sandford's Prey novels), the cast of eccentric supporting characters and the humorous dialogue.”—Shelf Awareness
“Sandford keeps one last surprise up his sleeve for the denouement of the dognapping case, and it's a doozy. Exhilaratingly professional work by both Virgil and his creator that breaks no new ground but will keep the fans happy and add to their number.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Stellar . . . Sandford is an accomplished and amusing storyteller, and he nails both the rural characters and terrain as well as he has skewered urban life in past installments.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sanford balances straight-talking Virgil Flowers’ often hilariously folksy tone and Trippton’s dark core of methamphetamine manufacturers and sociopaths; the result is pure reading pleasure for thriller fans.”—Booklist
Praise for Storm Front
“John Sandford has the Midas touch. [Storm Front is] exciting, complex and funny all the way through. Virgil is a unique character [and] the beauty of Sandford’s writing is that the narrative of the book is told in perfect harmony with Flowers’ personality . . . Entertaining reading all the way.” —The Huffington Post
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
John Sandford is the author of twenty-four Prey novels; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Storm Front; and six other books. He lives in New Mexico.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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A series devotee wants the same thing, and something new, from the character. That must present quite a problem for a writer. Not to be formulaic, but still write a worthy episode. In this novel, readers 'see' many of the characters from earlier novels, moving in their respective spheres, and enjoy the recurrence of their personalities as they make their contributions to this particular story.
Humor, often sly and subtle, is still a good part of the writing. So is the fact that Flowers is no Superman. He doesn't go A, B, C,......Z. He'll go A, B, J, B again, and then MNO. Since we know the bad guys early on, it's the journey. Actually, we know just one set. There are several things going on at once.
All in all, for me, a good book in the series. And I liked how everything ended up. Of course, I hope, more to follow.
While reading, I checked out one of the bands mentioned, which has several YouTube videos. Ain't the internet wonderful?
Although the dog aspect is a great part of this story, the town in which it has occurred also has a lot of other criminal activity going on. There is meth being cooked there and then trucked elsewhere in the USA to be sold by a drug kingpin. Let's not forgot one of Virgil's buddies in law enforcement heads up ATF in Chicago. So is it a meth story? Yes, in part but...
Then murders start happening in this small town and they tie into the school board. Turns out the school board has been doing creative accounting with its budget (embezzlement) and now needs to shut down some people in town who want to rat out its members. They get so carried away with killing anyone who gets in their way that they even set their sights on Virgil.
So this story, in short, has everything, and I could not put it down. It was great and I am only sorry I am done.
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What starts out as a favor for his friend, Johnson Johnson, turns into three different lines of investigation that twine around each other delightfully. Not as dark as some of the earlier stories, but just as deadly. You may have to suspend your disbelief at some of the goings on - but then you'll pick up a newspaper realize people really can be that crazy.
My only complaint is that I read these books too fast.
Believable characters. Entertaining dialogue and great twists throughout the story.
I will re-read this story and always look forward to, pre-order when possible, new works by this author.