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Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1)
Killer Weekend - Walt Fleming, Bk 1
Author: Ridley Pearson
The #1 New York Times bestseller returns with a completely new setting -- the magnificent natural beauty of Sun Valley, Idaho -- and a heart-stopping story in which a local sheriff struggles to protect a controversial politician from the elegant plan of a hired assassin. — Eight years ago, in Sun Valley -- snowcapped playground for the wealthy an...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399154072
ISBN-10: 0399154078
Publication Date: 7/10/2007
Pages: 326
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Quick read, short chapters. Lots of twists and turns. It was different from most mystery/thrillers I read. Really beautiful location, lots of rich people, plenty of backstabbing and an underdog Sheriff. Can't go wrong with this one.
booksquirrel avatar reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
...It reminded me of James Patterson's books because the chapters were so short and the story was very fast-paced. Pearson's writing style is also very similar to Patterson's, but I think Pearson's language is a little bit more complex.

It's mainly a story about an underdog Sheriff, Walt Fleming, in a small town trying to protect the Attorney General, Liz Shaler, (whose life he saved eight years prior) from being assassinated at a conference where she plans to announce her candidacy for President. It all takes place in one weekend, and the killer's plot for assassinating the AG is pretty unique and kind of disturbing. There is also another side plot going on throughout the whole story involving some elite characters and a cougar. Yes, a cougar.

This was a good page-turner. I was a little confused in the beginning, though, because several characters were introduced at once so it took me a few chapters to get them all straightened out with their corresponding story lines. I pressed on, and I finished the book in about two days. It's a very fast, entertaining read but a little on the light side for being a suspense/thriller, but there are enough surprise moments that make up for that lightness. This would probably be a good beach read or something for the car or on the plane during a trip.
bookdoc avatar reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this book. Really got into the charaters. It was fun following the battle of wits between the Sheriff and the killer. Was never quite sure who was behind the plot until the end. Four out of Five stars.
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reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 102 more book reviews
Ridley Pearson does not let you down with this one.


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