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Storm Front

Sandford, John (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Storm Front


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In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she is tailing a man who has smuggled out an extraordinary relic, a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who is in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying. Problems mount when teams of murderous bad guys believe Virgil and the woman cop are getting in their way of claiming the relic for themselves.
Authors: Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Title: Storm Front
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
Characteristics: 376 pages ;,24 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she is tailing a man who has smuggled out an extraordinary relic, a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who is in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying. Problems mount when teams of murderous bad guys believe Virgil and the woman cop are getting in their way of claiming the relic for themselves.
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ISBN: 0399159304
9780399159305
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Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • Dazio rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This author is off of my "to read" list. While the i was intrigued by the books description I found it very disappointing.

Spot on everyone: I suspect the co-author (his wife?) was instrumental in the development of some of the female characters and plot lines in come sort of "tandem" writing effort. It failed dismally. The Flowers character deserves better.

Report This Mar 01, 2014
  • imgrimey rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

All prolific mystery writers are allowed one "stinker" which disappoints even their best fans. This is a real dud from a terrific writer.

Report This Jan 29, 2014
  • codydawg1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

He really rambles on and on and on ....... didn't finish. I use to like him.

Report This Jan 19, 2014
  • rbsuds rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have read all of Sandfords,but this was slow and boring.

Report This Jan 17, 2014
  • raydat51 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

By now it's a formula and, though there is the occasional funny line, I have largely moved on from these. Flowers is much more ineresting than Davenport at this point.

Report This Jan 06, 2014
  • deRougemont rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A light, fun diversion, but far from one of Sandford's best.

Report This Dec 28, 2013
  • Marie55BA rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book needs to be in the garbage and forgotten

Report This Dec 09, 2013
  • Cycledoc rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Agree with other reviewers, this is a weak effort by an author whose previous books boththe Prey series and Flower's books I've liked. I note he is now giving credit to a co-author and wonder if this might be part of the problem. In any case the plot was ridiculous, poorly presented and at times incoherent. Certainly not his best effort.

I read all, but had hard time doing that. Did seem to drag and almost set it aside and not finish.

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