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I think we should set a date for the review rather than when to start it, let people finish what they're reading now, get the book and read it, maybe a few weeks?  I'm a fast reader but not sure how fast everyone else is. 

OK..  Any dates in mind ?  How about Sept 17 ?  Three weeks...
 
I have to make sure my library still has it.  and its in..  

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I think we should set a date for the review rather than when to start it, let people finish what they're reading now, get the book and read it, maybe a few weeks?  I'm a fast reader but not sure how fast everyone else is. 

How about Sept 17 ?  Three weeks... 
 

Fine with me.


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Sorry for delay.....didn't keep up with what was going on. I read 'Dark of the Moon' some time ago, but I think it's still in the bookcase. I think this will be fun and a good way to stimulate conversation.
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We could make the 17th of the month standard.
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I am going to pass because I am not a fast reader especially in the summer. Maybe come fall/winter, I will participate.
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Join in anytime, even if you don't want to be on the list!
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Sept 17 is good for me.  I read Dark of the Moon when it came out but that has been a while now so it will be nice refresher.

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i have read the book twice already,  love it.  i think this time i will go with audio book and listen to it.   i need to get refreshed with virgil anyway before the new book comes out.

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Wow, how busy you have been while I was away! I love the idea and will order the book from my library today. No guarntee that I will finish it by the 17th with 2 new releases on my TBR list, but there are few guarantees in life anyway. I will also think carefully about my selection. The beauty of this plan is there is nothing to commit to. if you do read the book by the due date and you want to write a review than you do. I think we should agree not to attack a person's review although of course we can disagee with their statements.

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Welcome back Travis!

Yeah I think we can all agree that trashing someone else s review would be way uncool! Your opinion is your opinion. Love it or hate it or anywhere in between it is your opinion and just as valid as someone who holds an opposing view. Just so everyone knows, I can be bought for beer.

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ahhhh man,   you mean i cant trash somone's review.  well darn.  i am not happy..


you know im kidding right...........


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Having read this book twice and planning to listen to it on audio you are hereby nominated to be the resident expert on it. Either that or court jester, take your pick.
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Wow, how busy you have been while I was away! I love the idea and will order the book from my library today. No guarntee that I will finish it by the 17th with 2 new releases on my TBR list, but there are few guarantees in life anyway. I will also think carefully about my selection. The beauty of this plan is there is nothing to commit to. if you do read the book by the due date and you want to write a review than you do. I think we should agree not to attack a person's review although of course we can disagee with their statements.

Welcome back..
 
I think you're right, just review the book and disagree with everyone ..  lol..   Just kidding..

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Suprisingly my library has 69 copies of the book and they are all out.  I'm third on the list so it shouldn't be a problem.

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Suprisingly my library has 69 copies of the book and they are all out.  I'm third on the list so it shouldn't be a problem.

Wow, how big is your library, Travis?  I swapped out a nice, clean paperback copy of Dark of the Moon at work today and kept the old, beat up one to read.

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Review for No Mercy by Lori Armstrong

This is the first book in a new series by Armstrong who is a new author for me.  Mercy Gunderson is a female Army sniper who comes home to the family ranch in S. Dakota after her father dies.  She also has a combat injury that may force her to retire at 20 years even though she doesn't want to.  Mercy is a very interesting character and I liked her right away.  Her family has suffered many tragedies and the women in the family are regarded as being somewhat crazy. 

Mercy, at the request of the mother, starts investigating the death of a young Indian boy whose body was found on the ranch. She is smart, tough, drinks a bit too much at times and has a weakness for cowboys, including the county sheriff, a job her father held for many years. 

As to the mystery in the story, I did figure out who one of the bad guys was pretty quickly but there were some surprises as well.  I will certainly read the next installment in this series.


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Betty, recently the Minneapolis Library system and the Hennepin County Library system merged. They were both already big systems. I believe there are about 50 libraries in the system. John Sandford lives in Mpls and is quite popular so that is part of it too. They are currently remodeling my neighborhood library, the next closest is about 1.5 miles away. There is also a St Paul library (St Paul has their own sytem) about 2.5 miles away that I use alot as well.  Here is a link to the remodeled library, it looks like it's going to be great!
http://www.hclib.org/pub/images/AgencyHPArt/Nk_FactSheet_Summer10.pdf

PS I just orderred Beat by Schwartz at my library

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Hi all,

Just read through the thread, yes count me in - sounds like good fun !

Just one question on the first choice Dark of the Moon - is this in anyway related to the prey series by Sandford ??

Reason I ask is, I havent started the Prey series & intend to once I get through the Elvis Cole / Joe Pike series by Robert Crais & I don't want any spoilers for that series if I read Dark of the Moon !!

Cheers.
JG

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JG, my understanding is that it is the first book in the Virgil Flowers series, so no worries. I've tried the Prey series unsucessfully but am looking forward to trying the Flowers series. 

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JG, my understanding is that it is the first book in the Virgil Flowers series, so no worries. I've tried the Prey series unsucessfully but am looking forward to trying the Flowers series. 



JG,   the flowers series is a spin off of the prey books.   Virgil Flowers is an underling under Lucas Davenport.   there is no major spoilers in the book that i can think of.    well maybe there is as far as characters,   such as who Lucas' wife and kids are and stuff like that......so maybe.   to me that maybe a spoiler for some of the early prey books,   but im not 100 percent sure if Lucas' family is talked about in the books or not,  i think they may be.    i think i may just have made it worse.  lol


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Hi all,

Just read through the thread, yes count me in - sounds like good fun !

Just one question on the first choice Dark of the Moon - is this in anyway related to the prey series by Sandford ??

Reason I ask is, I havent started the Prey series & intend to once I get through the Elvis Cole / Joe Pike series by Robert Crais & I don't want any spoilers for that series if I read Dark of the Moon !!

Cheers.
JG

 

JG, my understanding is that it is the first book in the Virgil Flowers series, so no worries. I've tried the Prey series unsucessfully but am looking forward to trying the Flowers series. 



JG,   the flowers series is a spin off of the prey books.   Virgil Flowers is an underling under Lucas Davenport.   there is no major spoilers in the book that i can think of.    well maybe there is as far as characters,   such as who Lucas' wife and kids are and stuff like that......so maybe.   to me that maybe a spoiler for some of the early prey books,   but im not 100 percent sure if Lucas' family is talked about in the books or not,  i think they may be.    i think i may just have made it worse.  lol

I never thought of 'Flowers' as a spoiler for 'Prey'.. duh !!  
 
Sorry 'Possible Spoiler" 
 
I just can't remember what could be there about 'Prey', other than what Mike Hughes has posted.. I haven't reread it yet.
 



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Question, is there anything we should know about Flowers going in if we haven't read any books with him in it?
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Question, is there anything we should know about Flowers going in if we haven't read any books with him in it?



Its possible there is a spoiler in the 'Flowers' book about the 'Prey' series.  Sandford kinda piggy backs some of his characters in his books..  It wouldn't be anything other than what Mike has said.  


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I like the sound Dark of the Moon in that its a mystery in small town and i love those kind of crime.  Not a fan of Sandford after Prey book but i hope Flowers book is good.

I cant get it from the library but i will get from bookmooch a online book give away,trade site.

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No Spoilers in DARK OF THE MOON.  I am interpreting a spoiler as something that would give away who the bad guy is.  Not in that book at all.  Virgil Flowers is Sandford's way of creating a single main character without dispensing with Weather, Lucas's wife.

Virgil is thrice divorced, wears long hair and usually wears a t-shirt from a band that sort of deflects people from thinking he is a cop.  As Mike H said, Virgil reports to Lucas at the state level of investigations.  He is only supposed to get the hard ones--cases, that is.

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