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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Walt Fleming Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781423321392
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When a skier goes missing at Sun Valley’s Galena Summit, Sheriff Walt Fleming quickly assembles his crack Search and Rescue team and heads out into the snowy night. Despite the treacherous conditions, Walt and his group, including deputy Tommy Brandon and Walt’s best friend, Mark Aker, set off on skis, accompanied by highly trained search dogs. Within minutes, something goes horribly wrong: one of their team is dead. By morning, Mark Aker has disappeared.

Torn between professional responsibility and the desperate urge to find his friend, Walt is further challenged by an unexplained illness at a local water-bottling plant that sends workers to the hospital and sets off biohazard warnings. Following threads of questionable evidence through the glitter of Sun Valley leads Walt to an unlikely—and darker—source, and reveals a crime played out on a much larger scale than he originally envisioned. Waist-deep in snow and knee-deep in lies, the life of his friend in the balance, Walt begins to suspect that the whole operation is controlled by people of great wealth and power, which leaves him where he started: out in the cold.

From adrenaline-charged start to explosive finish, Killer View is heart-stopping suspense at its very best.

“A terrific villain, an appealing protagonist, and breakneck pacing. Ridley Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there.” —Boston Sunday Globe

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 2/4/2014

    " This is set in Sun Valley Idaho and concerns toxic waste and water contamination, political coverups, violence against women, parenting struggles, rape survivors, etc., etc. In the South, I found it hard to relate to the snowmobiles and snowshoe treks but liked the action in the book. The plight of a single dad working in a consuming job was touching, too. The point of view does shift several times, so sort of gives away a bit of the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/12/2014

    " A so-so who-done-it that was satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/10/2014

    " This is the first time I have read anything by Ridley Pearson. I picked up this novel at an airport about a year ago intending to start reading it right away. Needless to say, I shelved it for quite a while not knowing whether I would enjoy the story or not. I picked it up again about a week ago as I was packing for a trip. This time I did read it on the plane and during my visit and was pleasantly surprised. The story begins with Sheriff Walt Fleming and his team searching for a missing skier in the backcountry surrounding Sun Valley, Idaho after receiving an annonymous tip. During the search, one of his team members takes what first appears to be a fatal fall. The skier is never found and the brother (Mark Aker) of the fallen team member disappears and it looks to be not of his own choosing. Next comes the brutal assault of a young woman. Add to this the discovery of contaminated water and the killing of hundreds of contaminated sheep. The sheriff starts to see a connection between all of these events and starts to investigate. He is thwarted along the way by politicians and government agencies and is warned to stay clear. However, he can't ignore the disappearance of his friend, Mark, and continues to unravel the clues in order to find out what has happened to him and to try to rescue him. Set amid the rugged terrain of central Idaho, with its unique mix of residents from the extremely wealthy to the rednecks to those living on the fringe of society in compounds, the story offers a variety of plots and sub-plots along the path to its conclusion. Well written with plenty of twists and turns. The reader is able to visualize what that part of the country is like and the obstacles law enforcement faces with such a unique dichotemy of populace. I understand this is part of a series involving the main character and now that I have read this one, I will be sure to pick up the rest of Mr. Pearson's books in this series in the near future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 1/2/2014

    " Like the setting....first Ridley Pearson. Too many subplots and not enough character development. Difficult to believe the odds of the bad guys to the good guys and the good guy wins! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 12/26/2013

    " Walt Fleming is back, the sheriff of Sun Valley must face a missing person case, which get weirder as he can't quite figure out what the reason is for the local vet to go missing. Personal conflicts with his deputy threaten to interfere with his handling of the case and he faces some of his own prejudices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 12/14/2013

    " I had to read this book because it takes place in Sun Valley, Idaho and the author lives there. I loved all the references to places I know and the mountain. This is the fun light ministry with an interesting environmental twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donnap | 12/14/2013

    " Another great author with a good suspense read, was recommended to me and I have since recommended it to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 12/10/2013

    " Walt is capital C Cool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 12/10/2013

    " It was ok....I kept getting interrupted, so it was hard to get in to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Twylaens Ens | 12/2/2013

    " I liked this book better than the first one in this series, Killer Weekend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 11/30/2013

    " Not my cuppa tea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/20/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Walt Fleming; sheriff goes in search of a lost skier with two vet brothers; one is killed and the other ends up kidnapped and Fleming tries to find him amid politics and terrorists "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Heeter | 11/16/2013

    " This one is a real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona | 11/2/2013

    " another good mystery author find - he kept my interest all the way through the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Artha | 10/14/2013

    " this was a good story, good plot, I enjoyed the characters and the story, but it just seemed to drag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/19/2013

    " This is the second book by Pearson that I've read. Both were enjoyable. He creates characters I care about and enough mystery and gripping suspense to drive the story. This was also bit nostalgic for me having lived in Idaho for so many years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Albert Riehle | 7/12/2013

    " Pearson hasn't written anything worthwhile since the Lou Boldt books. He was so good in that series that I keep giving his books a try and I'm continually let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/10/2013

    " An easy read, an entertaining mystery -- if you like the Jesse Stone movies on TV (Tom Selleck), you'll like this book. Especially interesting because it's set in Sun Valley. Advice -- Read Killer Weekend first and you'll understand the characters better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanna | 2/26/2013

    " I am having a little trouble with this one. Its good but a bit overdetailed and a lot of characters thrown in at the begining. It seams to jump a bit but I haven't given up on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy L. | 8/25/2012

    " Liked the book. First time I read this auther. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Davie | 8/23/2012

    " Good mystery story of biohazards and ranching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 4/13/2012

    " Set in Idaho. Would make a good movie - thriller - murder/disappearance, terrorist activity (but domestic, not foreign). I did not figure out the ending, but got a little bored in the middle (hence the 3 stars instead of 4). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary/Quite Contrary Phillips | 4/11/2012

    " This was number two in the series and was better than the first. Looking forward to Killer Summer in my tbr pile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 2/6/2012

    " As the second of a series, I found this one much more riveting. Although you know who the main protagonist is, waiting for the "capture" keeps you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Snapp | 1/5/2012

    " Again, I liked Walt and the writing style was almost James P like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 9/27/2011

    " Quick moving - action packed - not predictable - quick and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrick | 8/24/2011

    " I'll be looking for more of Pearson's books. I enjoy them, they take me out of my everyday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 7/29/2011

    " Not up to his old Lou and Daphne standards. I don't think I'll read another in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Icicle4 | 7/26/2011

    " This one wasn't bad, but I like the Lou Boldt series set in Seattle better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/18/2011

    " Wow this one had more turns and twists than the last one. You didn't know just who to trust and who could be against you. In the end the bad guys got their due. Going to start the 3rd book in the series right now..........Can hardly wait!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 4/12/2011

    " A well written mystery set in Sun Valley. The reader was good and I always enjoy a Ridley Pearson book, although I do prefer his Lou Davenport series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 3/3/2011

    " Set in the snowy mountains, I remained cold the entire time I read it, telling me the author did a nice job with setting. Protagonist needed a tad more depth. The antagonist, however, was very well developed. Loved to hate him. I enjoyed this unique storyline. A good suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/30/2010

    " The storyline and the action were great. Also, I love the Sun Valley, Idaho, setting because I have been to many of the places, which makes it so real. However, I wish Pearson would ban the F-word from his characters' vocabularies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/22/2010

    " Kept me interested mystery book, not fabulous, but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/11/2010

    " Taking place in a different location from a the urban city. Was kind of an interesting read. Had a few plots going on at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/8/2010

    " Good mystery story of biohazards and ranching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/9/2010

    " An easy read, an entertaining mystery -- if you like the Jesse Stone movies on TV (Tom Selleck), you'll like this book. Especially interesting because it's set in Sun Valley. Advice -- Read Killer Weekend first and you'll understand the characters better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Quint | 7/12/2010

    " Ok, but too predictable. I like the setting. The story was too scattered. It had a lot of sub-plots, but didn't seem to have a good core. I am usually a huge Ridley Pearson fan. Not so much with this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 6/18/2010

    " Quite a good book. Enjoyed it and wanted to keep reading to find out what really happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 6/12/2010

    " Good for a long ride on the interstate. Greg especially liked the bear attack. "

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About the Author
Author Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including The Red Room, Choke Point, and The Risk Agent, as well as the Walt Fleming and Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his family, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.