Book Review: Heat Lightning

HeatLighningAuthor: John Sandford

Publisher: Putnam Adult Books, 2007

Genre: Mystery, Crime Fiction

My Rating: B+

A complicated mystery that kept me reading and thinking. But first I have to say that I can’t help but love Virgil. He’s such a macho hero who is definitely not someone a woman should marry. He’s great at solving a mystery but, with three marriages in his history, he needs to stay single. Even so, women do love him, and the feeling is mutual.

Virgil is a detective with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. His boss, Lucas, (from the Prey series) assigned Virgil a case where men in their sixties and seventies are being killed and left at a veterans memorial with a lemon in their mouths.

As Virgil criss-crosses the state, he manages to determine this is a professional-hit crime. The big questions Virgil must answer are 1) how are the men connected, 2) who is behind this, 3) why are they being murdered, and 4) what’s with the lemon in the mouth?

Heat Lightning is the second novel in the Virgil Flowers series. They are so much fun that I’m off to find Book three. Highly recommended.

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6 Responses to Book Review: Heat Lightning

  1. Beth F says:

    I know so many people who love Sandford. I must start reading!

  2. I love Virgil too – he’s a great character.

  3. Cerrin says:

    Oh this sounds like a good book. I am going to have to see about finding this one

  4. kelley says:

    I’m going to have to read a mystery this year and when I do I’ll come browse your titles.

  5. Staci says:

    I liked Virgil so I could see myself enjoying this series!!

  6. I popped over from the What’s In a Name Challenge. Good selection. I’ve read one or two of this series and really enjoyed the setting and the characters.

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