The Hanged Man's Song

The Hanged Man's Song

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Computer whiz and professional criminal Kidd and his partner LuEllen investigate the murder of Kidd's old friend and hacker Bobby and the disappearance of his laptop, which contains secrets about Bobby's friends and colleagues, including Kidd.

& Taylor

Artist, computer whiz, and professional criminal Kidd and his occasional lover and partner LuEllen return to investigate the murder of his old friend and hacker Bobby and the disappearance of his laptop, a machine that contains a host of secrets about Bobby's circle of friends and colleagues, including Kidd. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Putnam's Sons : Berkley, 2003
ISBN: 9780399151392
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 24 cm


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Aug 03, 2018

Slow developing story with two potentially interesting lead characters never really developed. Not like the typical Stanford story as the characters wander around the country and spend no time in their home area. Feels like a work in progress.

Feb 10, 2015

Computer-speak narrative of a story. Too much use of the term "black" and "white" to describe characters. Story goes nowhere. Did not like very much.

May 12, 2013

Very entertaining and easy to read. Sandford's Kidd and his sidekick Lou Ellen are back at it again and if you're not already a fan, it's hard not to be one by the end of the book

Feb 19, 2012

More great Kidd and Luellen....liked it but didn't love it. I would read it again because I love the series. Hoping Sandford will right more one day.

Jun 08, 2011

I loved this book. I'm a fan of John Sandford's novels and have read the Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series so I was expecting another take on the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Instead the protagonist, Kidd is an artist, computer hacker and professional criminal. His sidekick, LuEllen is a professional thief. Still you root for them as they uncover the murder of a friend within the hacker community, as well as government secrets that could have farreaching effects on the world of politics. This was written in 2003, prior to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Wiki Leaks. It was interesting to read within the context of what we know now and how social media has affected the world.

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