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Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7 | [John Sandford]

Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.
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The thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times - bestselling series.

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon.

Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses?

He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying.

©2013 John Sandford (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 10-20-13
    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sandford Writes Another Winner"

    An intriguing story full of memorable characters sprinkled with some great wit. I'd love to read a sequel to this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 10-15-13
    Roger C Thompson Giddings, Texas, US 10-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Hard to Follow"

    I found this book hard to follow. I had to back up several times to relisten to it. I guess I had thought this was a Davenport novel, but it is a Flowers novel. I guess I should have looked at the title. John Sanford does not have a good range of different voices, so I had a hard time figuring out who was talking. I just found this book to be far fetched, and not very captivating.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    bebe South Carolina 10-15-13
    bebe South Carolina 10-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Virgil Flowers is unique"
    Any additional comments?

    I wish Virgil were real and worked in my town. I like him a lot and would like to sit in the diner and talk to him. This was a good book - a little different from former books in the series, but Virgil is still the same. There is a lot of humor in the story and so many suspects that you are constantly changing your mind. Which shell is the stone under!? The Israel connection is interesting, but the great majority of the story takes place in Minnesota, as usual. I loved the Lebanese student pilot. He was an entertaining character and a suspect. Ma is also very interesting and also entertaining and also a suspect. Sandford keep me guessing on this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Francine Toronto, Ontario, Canada 10-12-13
    Francine Toronto, Ontario, Canada 10-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing!"
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    I've read all of Sandford's novels and I'm particularly fond of the Flowers series but not this one. Too many half-developed characters and an implausible story that never grabs you. Good narration though and quite funny at times. I still love you Virgil but leave the international intrigues to Jason Bourne. Minnesota is where the fun is.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 10-09-13
    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 10-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What storm? Barely a sprinkle"

    Maybe it's me. Who knows what subjective criteria influence enjoyment, but I'll bet there are plenty. Still, after having listened to everything by John Sandford available either at Audible or on discs at the library, and loving all featuring Lucas and/or Virgil Flowers, I was not intrigued by this title.

    The plot is massively unlikely, and it limps along. Virgil remains a fabulous character and I especially like his sometime-girlfriend this time out, but the story made me feel tired. I didn't care about the stone, real or fake, and didn't believe a minister working for so many summers in Israel would so abuse the country's hospitality. Plus, when the payoffs came, making the story work, I must have been daydreaming. Who paid?

    Sandford is good at making his evil-doers scary, but the thug in this book said to be famous for cutting off men's balls seems as if he wandered in off the set of a sitcom. Who'd be scared of him?

    Do good people turn to crime just because they need the money? Maybe sometimes, but I'd need a little more convincing than Sandford provides. And don't ministers at some point rely on God's grace and mercy? Shouldn't a minister in good standing in his profession at least be seen to pray about his problem, even once?

    Even given all that, it's still a John Sandford title. If I knew all this before buying the title, I'd probably still buy it. At his worst, Sandford is better than most.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 11-04-13
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.

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    "Average story with nice twist at the end"

    Not sure that John Sandford spend a lot of time writing this novel. He introduced several characters that were not germane to the story and when they reappeared several pages later it had me trying to recall where they fit in. The agent with the double secret phone was one such character. That aside, this was a typical Flowers yarn, even though it didn't deal with the typical Flowers elements. Can't remember Virgil dealing with too many ancient biblical artifacts in his previous adventures. Lots of running in circles in this story but enough action, comedy and intrigue to keep Flowers fans interested. The twist at the end fit the story perfectly. The length was about right too. Those who like the Flowers series will be satisfied but not overly impressed.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret McCollam 02-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Storm Front again? Why?

    It is a great read and if I listened to it again I am I sure I would be hearing things I missed the first time around.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There are many twists and turns and I loved the comedic pauses in the thick of things.
    It moved quickly from one character to another.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Conger – was your favorite?

    My favourite character had to be the young pilot.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fast Paced.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the surprise ending. Never saw it coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Minnetonka, MN, United States 01-31-15
    David Minnetonka, MN, United States 01-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I laughed out loud!!"

    This book is a slight departure from Virgil's usual mystery sdventure. It's a great romp and made me laugh out loud. Even his characters made me smile. A must read if you are a Flowers fan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 11-21-14
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 11-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Hope this isn't the last"

    Sandford did it again in my book. Simply love his style. Flowers is a lot softer than Davenport but don't let that put you off. Sandford gives Flowere's just as much brain power as Davenport. Good story great narrator all around good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John NJ, United States 09-25-14
    John NJ, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "A good Virgil book"

    I'm not that impartial, i enjoy this character so pretty easy to please, but i did enjoy this one a bit more than the last. If you've liked the other Virgil books, you'll like this one i think. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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