Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel
The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling 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... show more
The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling 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.
Publish date: 2010-09-21
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
I've got to admit, that fucking Flowers is growing on me.I thought the first three books in the series were good. Not incredibly great, but well-done efforts that would keep people who like suspense and thrillers entertained. This, however, was better than that, and it kept me turning the pages almo...
An excellent addition to the Virgil Flowers series, a series I prefer to the Lucas Davenport books which often devolve into psychobabble with Weather and Ellen.The case begins with the baseball bat head-bashing murder of a local farmer delivering soybeans to the local mill. The killer is a well-lik...
"There is not much more I can say about John Sandford. The man has been Turning out great novels for twenty plus years. I had a little difficulty switching over to Virgil Flowers after so many years of reading Lucas Davenport, but this one might have changed my mind. This is the best Virgil story ye...
Bad Blood is a decent Sandford tale with great characters and fast-paced action. But the theme of organized child sex abuse in the farming country of northern Wisconsin does not ring true. I come from the area where the book is set and these people are simply not that weird. No matter, that F*ing F...
Sandford does an excellent job of portraying police detectives who are very human, flawed but still heroes. I've loved the Lucas Davenport novels for years and have quickly come to enjoy the ones featuring Virgil Flowers too. The story is well plotted and paced. Though the subject matter of child...