Shock Wave - John Sandford

Shock Wave

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,271 Ratings


A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests are ignored, until a bomb goes off at the megastore’s Michigan headquarters—the first of a series of explosions.  
The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and utmost fear. They do. Virgil Flowers has been enlisted to find out who’s behind the dangerous acts, but the answer he uncovers may be the biggest shock of all.


  • That f#&kin Flowers

    By flgator28
    Another great Virgil Flowers book. John Stanford is one of the greatest story tellers of our generation and the latest Virgil novel does nothing to decrease that reputation. Already eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next in the series.
  • Exceptional Virgil Flowers!

    By SLP PA
    John Sandford can't write them fast enough for me!
  • Shock Wave

    By Randall Hewitt
    So love the Virgil Flowers series. Seems these books have more twists in them than others and are somewhat more cerebral than the Prey series almost closer to the Kidd books. This was a great read with interesting characters who came alive from the pages.
  • Shock Wave

    By nickswitz
    I tried really hard to drag this book out, but I couldn't put it down. The pieces of the puzzle trying to figure out how and who had the means, motive and opportunity to pull off so much pain and destruction. Virgil Flowers is probably the best written brilliant detective ever. He isn't miraculously brilliant, he has to work. Sandford doesn't give him epiphanies, but requires him to do real work, sometimes having to deal with mistakes. About 2/3 of the way through the book I knew they were looking in slightly the wrong direction, but not too far wrong and then it all fell together. I always want to believe Virgil is right, like I always want the women in his life to treat him right.
  • Shock Wave was very intertaining

    By The Schoob
    Loved the characters and the setting. Could not wait to find out who done it, but sad to have to leave the town of Butternut once I did.
  • Shock waves

    By mobbin555
    Vergil does it again wonderful plot and surprise Sherlock Holmes type ending.Sand ford just keeps getting better with age like a fine wine and Muskie fishing. MJW formerly of Minnesota now El Paso .
  • Shock Wave

    By Ohio scribe
    Virgil Flowers is nearing Lucas Davenport in terms of my favorite Sandford personality - right up there with the late Robert Parker's characters. This new addition to an already impressive string of riveting who-done-its is a true "can't put it down" once you pass the half-way mark.Highly recommended, and I've read them all.
  • Shock Wave

    By Merle Harms
    Just Outstanding!
  • Great

    By phackett
    Another Virgil Flowers, first rate!
  • Shock wave

    By Donopks
    Really a great novel. One of his best and I have read them all