Heat Lightning (Virgil Flowers #2)
This philosophy is put into practice when several men are murdered and the bodies are left prominently displayed on various veteran’s memorials with lemons in their mouths. With Minneapolis about to host the Republican National Convention it’s a bad time for a bloody murder spree. Since Lucas Davenport is wrapped up with all the convention planning, he puts Virgil Flowers on the case. Virgil finds connections that indicate the ...more
This is the second in Sandford's new Virgil Flowers series, and I liked it more than the first one, Dark of the Moon. Good plot with lots of little kinks and curves, and Sandford's trademark guy humor. Also many familiar characters carried over from the Lucas Davenport series, so I felt I was hangin' with my old friends.
I especi ...more
The kicker was coming across a nice copy of the second Virgil Flowers book on one of those tables that you see on the sidewalks of New York. Even better, this was the day before a l ...more
Heat Lightning was a little too predictable and uneventful than the first Virgil Flowers book Dark of the Moon but still very entertaining. I guess what I have always liked about Sandford's Prey series, and i ...more
Enter Virgil Flowers, the ...more
1. The Vietnam War...something-something about American greed
2. Guys were murdered many years post-war
3. Virgil Flowers drove all around Minnesota looking for the killers
4. Minnesota is quite damn large so Flowers drove around in almost every damn chapter
5. L ...more
Virgil Flowers is called in on a case after a couple of people have been assassinated (after interogation) and have had lemons stuck in their mouths. Nothing seems to be in common with them, but of course everything does have a reason.
Ends up coming dow ...more
I picked up the first Flowers book on a recommendation of a friend who thought since my wardrobe is mainly made up of t-shirts,sports,comics, and music, then I would probably like reading about the guy who,pretty much, wears only vintage rock t-shirts. I couldnt fault that logic, so I went out and bought the series. I never read ...more
Vietnam, the end of the ...more
Summoned by Lucas Davenport to investigate a pair of murders in which the victims are found with lemons in their mouths, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers struggles to find a connection that could prevent additional killings.
Summoned by Lucas Davenport to investigate a pair of murders in which the victims are found with lemons in their mouths, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers struggles to find a connection t
The only quibble I have is the fact that Lucas Davenport, Sandford's other major character has to be involved, but its a minor point.
A great read.
i'll read the next one when it comes out.
The mystery novel Heat Lightning by John Sandford; starts out slowly with the ever endearing but tough Virgil Flowers. Flower's laid back but persistent demeanor, takes you on a roller coaster ride in his search for elusive criminals. Initially, I was losing interest in the story, however, I changed after a few chapters and once again I was wrapped up in the Who did it? What happens next? excitement. I encourage you to continue reading as the plot does thicken and when you think yo ...more
I like Virgil. He just real. Some would be put off by the "colorful" language in th ...more
Two bodies have been found on veterans' memorials in two towns in Minnesota, both shot with the same gun and each with a lemon in his mouth. Then there's a third killing, and a fourth. What links the victims ...more
He sometimes may break into homes and rifle around without a warrant and he has been know to kind of lie. Somehow I have always been super ok with it, but this book was different. I wasn't so keen on how ok he was with some of the shit going down.
Especially the last chapter or so with Mai.