Regular price: $28.00

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings


  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 Stars
  • 2 Stars
  • 1 Stars


  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 Stars
  • 2 Stars
  • 1 Stars


  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 Stars
  • 2 Stars
  • 1 Stars
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • bambi
  • Yazoo City, MS, United States
  • 10-22-10

Shocking and Riveting Bad Blood

I was enthralled with the subject matter and couldn't stop listening until the main characters got their "come up ins!". Very original plot. Can't wait for his next book to come out.

  • Overall
  • Juanita
  • Whitehall, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • 10-21-10

Great read!

I really like Conger for the Flowers character. Sanford has really set the standard with the Prey and Flowers mysteries. The only down side is I probably will avoid Minnesota in the future. Too many creeps.

  • Overall

Worth the Credits

This is the best Sandford book I have read in a long time. I really hope this is a vision of things to come. The book does, however, contain graphic deviant sexuality; so be warned

  • Overall
  • David
  • crawfordville, FL, United States
  • 10-17-10

Wow how in the world.

I have to say........ what can I say the book keep me stuck to the head phones. The way the book unfolded was great, great begaining, middle and the ending was everything I have come to exept from John Sandford. Very, very well writen and Narrated. A mind blowing book. Thanks John for all your hard work.

  • Overall
  • jack
  • englewood, CO, United States
  • 10-14-10

Bad Blood

Loved this book. Virgil Flowers has really blossomed into one of my favorite detectives. I have read almost all of John's book and love them all. Can't wait for the next x!!#%ing Flowers story.

  • Overall
  • Charles
  • LaPorte, IN, United States
  • 10-11-10

Not my favorite

I have been reading John Sandford going back to when he wrote under a different name for the Virgil Flowers stories. The plot line of this book is not the kind of materials I want to listen to. It's a bit more edgy than usual for Sandford. I'm definitely not a prude but listening this storyline did not leave me wanting more.

  • Overall

Like Virgil not the book

Content disturbed me with a church and all crimes against children. If I would known the content would have purchased the book.

5 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

I wanna meet Virgil!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because this author always delivers a good story and love that F'ing Flowers!.

What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A good variety of voices and I like the real sound of humour you can hear when he laughs in the story. Wish he did the Davenport series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. I listen in my car to and from work and there were many days that i sat in my driveway for 10-15 mins because I couldn't shut it off.

Any additional comments?

Off to find more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

not bad

Eric Conger puts a very nice touch to a book that might not be Mr Sandford's best.
Crudely salacious....yes, believable....not so much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Brad
  • rolling hills estates, CA, United States
  • 12-12-10

Classic Flowers

Flowers is the best of the Sanford characters. I love the simple dialog between the players. This book has very little action but I could not stop listening. I will admit there is some graphic sex (not the romantic kind), but it is tolerable because of the way Sanford writes. Again that F'n Flowers is such an entertaining character. The narrator nails it also.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful