Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers Series #9) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers Series #9) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by John Sandford

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Overview

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The first comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large Siberian tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are very concerned that they've been stolen for their organs. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes their parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get--and keep--what they need. As Detective Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension is about to find out. Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister, Sparkle, moves in for the summer, things get a lot more complicated. Sparkle has a roving eye, and it's fixed right on Virgil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606407939
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Virgil Flowers Series , #9
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

The prolific John Sandford is the author of several New York Times bestselling crime thriller series: Prey, Kidd, and Virgil Flowers. He also co-authored three young adult novels with his wife, Michele Cook. "John Sandford" is the pen name for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp.

Hometown:

St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

February 23, 1944

Place of Birth:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Education:

State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism

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Escape Clause 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any Flowers book is a good time. Good storyline but I knew how it would end by chapter 3, not that I wasn't happy with the ending. The dual story line worked OK but the Frank side of it was a little clunky. I was surprised by how often Davenport popped up in the story since he's no longer Virgils boss and is out of the BCA. That said, it wasn't my favorite Flowers book, but was still a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Virgil Flowers is my favorite character in John Sandford's books. This was not my favorite storyline. I did appreciate the humor and how the book ended. The characters in this book were funny and entertaining. I will recommend this book to friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an old white lady im hard to please but i buy all the f***ing Flowers books and find it hard to put them down. This one did not dissappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great flowers book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Sandford has done it again. Flowers #9 weaves a fascinating plot centered around the strange world of "traditional medicine" while neatly discrediting the notion of "honor among thieves". Our hero Virgil shines against a backdrop of dastardly characters we just love to hate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Sandford has put out another great book, love the Virgil Flowers series! Can't wait to read the next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Sanford has done it again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting multi-dimensional story with 3 plot lines involved Still all Virgil though and highly entertaining !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Virgil Flowers ! Hoping not to have to wait too long for #10 !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cut back on uneeded swearing please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That _____ing Flowers! How does he solve the crime? And in less than a week? He knows the Author that’s how. But seriously the book keeps you guessing until the end. Makes me want to go to Minnesota.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. The story line is one that you would not expect, and was different which is why I really enjoyed reading this book.
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
Virgil Flowers is back and as usual, he only gets the hard stuff. As if the hunt for a pair of rare tigers stolen from the zoo isn't enough, things are further complicated by murder. And then there's Virgil's personal life and his relationship with Frankie, who is not at all what you'd expect in a cop's girlfriend and neither is her family. One of my favorite things about Virgil is the way he goes about solving a case. It's not so much procedural as a series of conversations where he gets a feel for the people involved and some lucky breaks in unlikely places. The Virgil Flowers series ties in with Sandford's Prey series and many of the characters appear in both, including Jenkins and Shrake, two of my favorites. We also get a couple of peeks at Lucas, who pulled me in and got me started on this crazy journey all the way back in the first Prey novel. Any of the books can be read as standalones, but to get the full story of these characters, I would recommend reading the series in order. John Sandford has created some of the most colorful characters in crime fiction and thrown them into some wonderfully adventurous tales full of suspense, action, and even a bit of humor as they interact while solving their cases. As I did listen to this one, I should add that as a long time fan of the author who hasn't missed a book, I was quite impressed with Eric Conger's narration. He brings Virgil to life perfectly and kept me listening long past bedtime to hear what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read!
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Who would have thought that stolen tigers could be the premise of a Virgil Flowers Book. John Sandford's character, Minnesota BCA agent Virgil Flowers, returns in another entertaining mystery. Flowers is a laid-back guy who spends the bulk of his time investigating rural crime. Virgil is in a relationship with Frankie and her sister Sparkle is visiting to get information for her dissertation. When two endangered Amur tigers are stolen from the Minnesota Zoo, Virgil is assigned to lead the investigation. The fear is that they were stolen for their parts that are used to make non-traditional medicine specifically used in the Asian Markets. Because of this fear, Virgil needs to work fast. At the same time, Frankie is beat up and ends up in the hospital. Does this have something to do with Virgil, or with Sparkle who is trying to gather information about exploited workers and sneaks into a plant putting herself and others in danger. Virgil is being pulled in two directions with these two situations. Bodies start piling up as Virgil gets closer to the tiger thieves. The book shifts back and forth from Virgil's POV to the thieves POV but it is easy to follow. There is a lot of violence in this book but it is not described in depth. There are also some humorous spots as well. I was surprised I enjoyed this as well as I did, because I was not sure at the beginning. If you enjoy John Sandford books, you will enjoy this one as well. It is a fun crime mystery with entertaining characters and a story that brings to light endangered animals, exploitation of workers and the purpose of zoos in some cases.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stopped reading after Chapter 2. Whether by ignorance or intent, was an affront to the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He might have researched canon law before introducing an implausible character and narrative. I was disappointed because I always enjoyed the Virgil Flowers novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy John Sanford's sense of humor laced amidst the gruesome tale!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book I read it in a day .Kept me on the edge of my seat .couldn't wait to finish love John Sandford's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Escape Clause - Virgil Flowers Book 9 Author: John Sandford Publisher: Penguin Group Published: 10-18-2016 Pages: 399 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Animals; Crime Fiction; Police Procedurals ISBN: 9780399168918 ASIN: BO1BD1SSA8 Reviewed For NetGalley and Penguin Group Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others—as Virgil is about to find out. Then there’s the home front. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute. Flowers keeps you running in Escape Clause. The crooks, although inept at times, still prove them self up to the task of endangering and menacing others. The book moves at a steady pace and keeps you guessing. You can figure it out, but not much earlier than Sandford's reveal. Although a lighter on the suspense and darkness than the previous book I still found it engrossing and enjoyable. My rating of "Escape Clause - Virgil Flowers Book 9" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Escape Clause - Virgil Flowers Book 9 Author: John Sandford Publisher: Penguin Group Published: 10-18-2016 Pages: 399 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Animals; Crime Fiction; Police Procedurals ISBN: 9780399168918 ASIN: BO1BD1SSA8 Reviewed For NetGalley and Penguin Group Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others—as Virgil is about to find out. Then there’s the home front. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute. Flowers keeps you running in Escape Clause. The crooks, although inept at times, still prove them self up to the task of endangering and menacing others. The book moves at a steady pace and keeps you guessing. You can figure it out, but not much earlier than Sandford's reveal. Although a lighter on the suspense and darkness than the previous book I still found it engrossing and enjoyable. My rating of "Escape Clause - Virgil Flowers Book 9" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.