Mad River

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Center Point Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 439 pages
27 Reviews

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, chips on their shoulders -- and guns.

The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman who just happened to be there during a robbery. 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 these kids down.

Even a seasoned pro like Virgil Flowers has no idea what these teenagers are capable of -- or of what will happen next.

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I was a little disappointed with the ending. - Goodreads
The ending was both a let down and very satisfying. - Goodreads
Not necessary with John Sanford's writing. - Goodreads
Some people like iron resolutions. - Goodreads
This is not an investigatory police procedural. - Goodreads
A very tense ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - darcy36 - LibraryThing

John Sandford never disappoints! Love anything he writes! I never start one of his books unless I have time to finish it that day--otherwise I will be up until 3 in the morning, unable to put it down. Read full review

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Jimmy Sharp, Becky Welsh, and Tom McCall - they were Bonnie and Clyde, they thought, and what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, chips on their shoulders, and guns. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before entering the U.S. Army and serving in Korea, he received a bachelor's degree in American history from the University of Iowa in 1966. After leaving the service, he received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. During the 1970s, he worked at The Miami Herald, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1985, he began researching the lives of a farm family caught in the midst of the crisis of American farming. The article, Life on the Land: An American Farm Family, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Non-Deadline Feature Writing. After winning the Pulitzer Prize, he began writing fiction. His works include the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series. In 2014 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Field of Prey, Uncaged and Deadline.. He has also written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art.

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