Killer Summer

by Ridley Pearson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780399155727 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 6/23/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sun Valley, Idaho—playground of the wealthy and politically connected—is home to an annual wine auction that attracts high rollers from across the country, and Blaine County Sheriff Walt Fleming is the one who must ensure it goes off without a hitch. The world’s most elite wine connoisseurs have descended on Sun Valley to taste and bid on the world’s best wines, including three bottles claimed to have been a gift from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams. With sky-high prices all but guaranteed for these historic items, it’s no wonder a group of thieves is out to steal them. Walt is responsible for all aspects of the glitzy event, from security of the dignitaries to the physical safety of the auction site to the transportation and safeguard of the wines themselves.

Walt is enjoying a rare afternoon of freedom, fly-fishing with his nephew, Kevin, when a passing truck catches his eye— his suspicions throwing him headlong into the discovery of a complicated plan to steal the rare wine. When a bomb detonates just as the auction revs up, the investigation explodes as well, pulling Walt in a dozen different directions. It seems Walt is caught in the middle of a heist of epic proportions—and not the heist he had prepared for—all orchestrated by the ingenious mind of Christopher Cantell, a man who appears to have covered everything, including the way Walt’s own sheriff’s office will react.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Walt Fleming is the sheriff for Sun Valley, Idaho, playground for the rich and famous. Walt is enjoying an afternoon of fly-fishing with his beloved nephew, Kevin when a very suspicious tow truck passes by going out of town. He follows it to find a dead man in the car towed by a truck. In the dead man's possession are three bottles of wine supposedly given by Jefferson to Adams. These are destined to be auctioned at the prestigious wine auction held in Sun Valley.

Summer Sumner and her father have arrived for the auction. Summer is a spoiled teenage daughter of a very wealthy man. She decides to ease her boredom with Kevin. It starts out with a clandestine meeting and proceeds to a rendezvous on Daddy's jet.

In the meantime, Christopher Cantrell wants to pull off an ingenious heist. But what is he really interested in? What follows is an explosion at the wine conference, a blockage of a road on a scale unimaginable and the hi-jacking of a jet with 2 stowaway teenagers.

Killer Summer is a fast-paced thriller. Walt is a likable policeman trying to run a office unsure of how to handle things. The road blockage has the police officiers scrambling around going every which direction. Walt is confused by his emotional encounters and that is what makes the reader love him even more. The plot has the reader really guessing about what is actually happening. This is the third book in a series but is a stand alone read. A great read!!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 03, 2009
mailed today to LastMango for a trade

Journal Entry 4 by LastMango from Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 05, 2009
Thanks for the trade, AceofHearts. I haven't read any of the Walt Fleming books but I generally enjoy Ridley Pearson's books. Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by StormWarning at Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 05, 2010
I borrowed this from LastMango and have now returned it. I found the book to be very intesting in an "ocean's 11" kind of way. There were a few good twists to the story and also a substantial amount of character detail. A good read.

Journal Entry 6 by LastMango at Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 05, 2010
Received back from StormWarning. Just starting to read Killer View now -- it's the book before Killer Summer.

Journal Entry 7 by LastMango at Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 24, 2010
This is the third book in the series and I'm finally starting to like Walt. Interesting plot.

Journal Entry 8 by LastMango at North Bay, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 24, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/24/2010 UTC) at North Bay, Ontario Canada

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