Shock Wave by John Sandford. Library Call Number: PS3569.A516S54 2011.
They’re building a PyeMart in the
small river town of Butternut Falls, Minnesota and many people are unhappy
about it. Environmentalists say the
run-off from the parking lot and the building site will pollute the pristine
river, the local merchants see themselves being put out of business by the
megastore. So when a bomb goes off at the trailer of the construction site’s
foreman, killing him, the Minnesota Bureau
of Criminal Apprehension calls in their ace investigator, Virgil Flowers,
canceling his vacation and telling him to find out who’s responsible.
weeks earlier, a bomb had gone off at PyeMart’s executive headquarters,
narrowly missing the company’s Executive Board and killing a worker. No one can
figure out how the bomb was even placed in the penthouse meeting room.
Arriving in Butternut
Falls, Flowers has to contend with a lot of suspects, the high-powered
President of PyeMart, his Executive Secretary, unhelpful city officials and
residents, and some truly strange individuals. Before it’s over he will lose
his boat and (perhaps worse) nearly his life.
In Sandford’s books, sometimes you
know the bad guy, sometimes it’s a mystery.
This is one of the truly good mysteries in his series of nearly forty