Mad River

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Center Point Publishing, 2012 - Fiction - 439 pages
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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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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

This is a Virgil Flowers investigation novel. A young couple are driving round a rural community killing people at random. They had an accomplice but he turned himself in. The first lady they killed ... Read full review

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: Three kids go on a killing spree. Virgil is on their trail but finds that there may have been a trigger for this rampage that has more to do with a husband's envy for his wife's money than ... 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, the Virgil Flowers series, and The Singular Menace series. He has also written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art. Sandford's Young Adult novels, Uncaged and Outrage, Books 1 and 2 of The Singular Menace Series co-written with Michelle Cook, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016.

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