Shock Wave

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Sandford
Narrator: Eric Conger
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.
The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage-and they do. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out . . . before more people get killed.

Reviews (2)

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Written by Michael T. on February 2nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love all of these Flowers stories. This one is no exception. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the other characters in the story weren’t as interesting as in other Flowers stories

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Written by Anonymous on September 19th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was my first introduction to John Sandiford and the character of Virgil Flowers. I loved it. It kept my attention through the whole book, and there is enough dry humor in the book to keep it from getting too dark.

Author Details

Author Details

Sandford, John

John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.