The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author.
One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident". Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell.
Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multigeneration, multifamily conspiracy - a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it...and in figuring out what to do next.
Stemming crime: listen to another Virgil Flowers novel.
©2010 John Sandford (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Enough "action" to satisfy any Sandford fan - - - and a delightfully satisfying ending. This one turns out the way you want it to for a couple of the bad guys!!
I had to force myself to finish this book. A bit of action here and there but no trills, suspense or a twist; just lots of dialogue with a rater flat and boring narration.
There is nothing original here. Nothing original to Sanford novels, not even to the short Flowers series. This is a formulaic rehash of well tread pc cliches. It's a shame, because the character Flowers has potential, especially his chemistry with the women that grace his life. But the way Sanford takes the path of least resistance to once again demonize white America, this time through the rural-farmer-Christianity-is-subversively-perverse meme, is the final straw. I listened to 90%, trying to glean the entertainment from the propaganda chaff, but turned it off, as the female victim turned feminist executor of justice fully actualizes the leftist wet dream.
absolutely without teeth, which, in and of itself, isn't a bad thing, except when it presents itself as swagger - what a phony pioneer, what a tardy trailblazer, what a rebel swaddled in luxury
Like the story, like the narration. I didn't miss Davenport as much as I thought I would - Virgil is becoming more interesting!
I have read everything Sandford has done for years. This is the worst ever. Totally stupid and unrealistic story. I think Virgil's Flowers have wilted. I will continue with the "Prey" books, but no more of these.
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