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Deadline By John Sandford Deadline The thrilling new novel in the New York Times bestselling series In Southeast Minnesota down on the Mississippi a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the res
  • Title: Deadline
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780399162374
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Deadline By John Sandford The thrilling new novel in the 1 New York Times bestselling series In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues Issues is correct The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporteThe thrilling new novel in the 1 New York Times bestselling series In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues Issues is correct The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter The vote is four to one in favor.Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier a team of dognappers supplying medical labs when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter
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    1. John Sandford

      See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.

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    1. Anybody who ever served on a school board and had to listen to people complain about the curriculum or the budget or what the cafeteria served could probably relate to this book in which a small town board votes to start murdering people That s one way to keep parents from whining about their kid s grade point average.Minnesota state cop Virgil Flowers has come to a rural community at the request of his old fishing buddy Johnson Johnson to look into someone who has been stealing dogs to sell to [...]


    2. You don t need to have read any of Sandford s Prey series, featuring Minnesota cop Lucas Davenport, to enjoy these offshoot books, but it does help to get a full picture of Virgil Flowers if you have He can come across as lazy he d rather fish than do just about anything else but on the other hand he s pretty relentless when he gets his teeth into a case He s also likely to have left his gun in his truck just when he needs it most But most of all, Virgil is a collaborator he s inclined to use hi [...]


    3. This is another hugely entertaining entry in John Sandford s series featuring Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Virgil most often deals with crimes committed in the state s rural areas and usually arrives towing his boat behind his truck, just in case time allows for a little fishing.The book opens when Vigil is awakened in the middle of the night by a frantic call from his friend, Johnson Johnnson Johnson s father named his sons after outboard motors, and Evinrude [...]


    4. If you like detective stories with quirky characters, flights of humor, and a focus on the travails and suspense of solving a case where you already know who the perpetrators are, this could be a book for you Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is so wholesome and lovable, I just want to spend time with him He loves fishing above all activities and makes a fetish of wearing t shirts with odd band names on them Unlike most detective heroes these days, he is not an alco [...]


    5. Don t think Sandford s ever made me snuffle up before Virgil walked around to the driver s side, tagged by the yellow dog Virgil looked at the dog, and the dog looked at Virgil The dog had golden eyes, and it looked past Virgil into the empty passenger side of the truck Virgil said, All right, and waved his hand, and the dog hopped up onto the driver s seat, then crossed to the passenger seat and sat down Virgil said to the dog, With my lifestyle, I can t have a dog The dog nodded, and looked ou [...]


    6. Unless I miss my guess, there may be some griping about this installment in the Virgil Flowers saga, from a portion of it s fans, but I loved it for the same reasons some will probably complain.Those who read the Flowers series and the Davenport Prey series are used to a certain kind of bad guy and a certain kind of case and to put it succinctly, this ain t it There s no serial killer There s no mass murderer There s no international intrigue And what there iswell, it doesn t sound especially ex [...]



    7. Warning This review contains adult language although I ve heard it from ten year olds Well maybe not in Latin Audiobook Eric Conger and Sandford are perfectly matched, especially when Conger is reading the Virgil Flowers series He has just the right articulation and sardonic quality to his narration that truly adds to the enjoyment of a fun series I really enjoy them.Virgil, a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent, is asked by a friend, Johnson Johnson, Johnson s father was enad of out [...]


    8. I love Virgil Flowers and this book takes him right into the area of Minnesota where he shines He s a good old boy, from his cowboy boots to his vintage band t shirts When a good friend tells him some dogs are being stolen, why shouldn t he hitch his boat to his truck and check things out Of course there are much serious things afoot in this little town meth cooking and the cooking of the books by the local school board Virgil is up to his eyebrows in trouble as fast as you can say What the f I [...]


    9. Virgil Flowers is asked by his buddy Johnson Johnson to help local dog owners catch someone stealing their dogs Virgil quickly becomes embroiled in breaking up a meth manufacturing operation hidden in the hills and a series of murders related to covering up massive fraud and misappropriation by the local school board Virgil s friendliness, homey style and determination are his strong points, but his process of sharing his developing theories with non police personnel seems unlawful and dangerous [...]


    10. Not long ago, I was challenged to come up with a Top 10 list of all time favorite book heroes Sandford s Virgil Flowers came in at No 7 though my ranking for 7 through 4 are pretty much interchangeable depending on how much I enjoyed the most recent book Nothing in this one changed my mind that fu in Flowers is still a hoot and this, the eighth in the series, is another winner.What makes me love him so much I m not totally sure, except to say that unlike his boss, the richer than God Lucas Daven [...]


    11. About ten years ago, our famous author complemented his long running and highly violent Prey series with the introduction of a new set featuring Virgil Flowers, a country boy type of crime solver that rarely even totes a gun This was a great idea, in our opinion, as the Prey protagonist, independently wealthy Lucas Davenport, who ages contemporaneously with each book, is getting a tad long in the tooth, and often acts as little better than a coordinating executive While the just prior Flowers ta [...]


    12. That F ing Flowers is once bumbling and shining his way into the hearts and minds of his fellow fictitious characters and readers Deadline, which is book 8 in this series, starts with Virgil arguably screwing off While other members of his agency are investigating a mass murder, Field of Prey Lucas Davenport 24, Virgil enjoys a little fishing under the guise of dismantling an organized canine theft ring The investigation goes to the dogs, yet is maintained throughout as a separate story line as [...]


    13. Behind the gentle fa ade of small town life, there is an underbelly of corruption which can leave bodies strewn across the back roads of the towns near Lake Wobegon Virgil Flowers, who according to a local sheriff looks either like a cowboy who has lost his horse or a burned out hippie, once again stumbles across a murderous community complete with its own version of the Harper Valley PTA.When the bad guys decide which evil deeds to pursue only after properly observing the precepts of Roberts Ru [...]


    14. Unlike other authors of long running crime fiction series, John Sanford just keeps getting better and Deadline is the perfect example Virgil Flowers is at his very best here investigating dogknappers and the apparent murder of a small Minnesota town s investigative reporter Turns out the murder victim was investigating embezzlement by the upstanding citizens of the local school board Of course Virgil would rather be fishing but backed up by his old friend Johnson Johnson, finds the time to pursu [...]


    15. I love Virgil Flowers He s funny, he s smart, he digs music, and he s always forgetting his gun This adventure held new challenges for old Virgie and watching him handle them was as delightful as always Sandford has such a wonderful way of winding the story up building the mysteries one on top of the other, throwing all the balls in the air, one after the other In this book, Virgil is called on by his old friend, Johnson Johnson, to help solve some dognapping dilemmas in the area Once Virgil arr [...]


    16. John Sandford mysteries seem to be getting better and better Each new book flows smoother than the last They are funnier, better written and just generally enjoyable to read They are the product of a writer at the top of his game who is enjoying and succeeding at his craft Deadline, the new Virgil Flowers novel continues this trend It seemed at the beginning of his writing career notably in his Prey series , Sandford would camouflage the shortcomings in his stories by slathering on a thick coat [...]


    17. You got a very strange job, Virgil Virgil Flowers gets a phone call at 3AM from his friend Johnson Johnson He needs Virgil s help Someone has been dognapping local dogs This is serious business in rural Minnesota which is where Virgil works for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Although this is not his usual area of expertise he agrees to check into it These dogs are like family Johnson tells him It isn t long before he gets sidetracked because he finds evidence of a meth lab in the remote hil [...]


    18. 4.5 5 STARS I loved this book Actually I love all of Sandford s novels although I do favor the Lucas Davenport adventures just a tad than the Virgil Flowers stories and the Kidd series.Why do I love Sandford s work so much Because his novels are simply great action adventures, pure pleasure reads, written like he was telling a story to a friend over a cold beer at the local pub There is a very satisfying simplicity to Sandford s writing Nothing fancy, no crazy confusing word play, no thesaurus [...]


    19. Virgil Flowers takes down three different sets of criminals in the entertaining Deadline, the eighth book in John Sandford s cops and detective series There is a dognapping ring, a meth lab and a criminal school board Although this series can be found in the mystery section of any library, there is very little mystery as Sandford reveals the identity of most of the criminals in the first few pages The pleasure in this series is watching Virgil operate and his investigative techniques to uncover [...]


    20. In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues Issues is correct The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter The vote is four to one in favor.Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier a team [...]


    21. Another hit from John Sandford.I ve come to enjoy the Virgil Flowers novels than the Davenport stories because of the humor Sandford writes into the Flowers character This entry into the Flowers series is no different From dog thieves to meth cookers to the inept but lethal school board Each group is chased down by Flowers in his own laid back manner And even though it s a series, a first time reader will not feel lost There are recurring characters but they all have minor roles in this book.



    22. Deadline is happening concurrently with Lucas Davenport novel Field of Pray, released earlier this year, but you don t have to read it to enjoy this new entry to Virgil Flowers series.What I enjoy about Sandford s novels is the fact that the perpetrator is almost always known to us and we actually follow the way his detectives solve the case and usually get their man or woman The second thing is humor that is present even in his darkest novels This is not one of them though there are plenty of b [...]


    23. It s rare in my experience to come across funny crime fiction Donald E Westlake s series about the master criminal John Dortmunder was a glaring exception and never failed to please Carl Hiaasen s novels about environmental crimes fit the bill, too I m sure there are others The dialogue in El Leonard s books sometimes made the grade as humor But if there is a crime writer working today whose dialogue is consistently as funny as John Sandford s in his novels featuring the Minnesota crime investig [...]


    24. I ve read Sandford from the first of the Lucas books and have to admit that I now prefer his Virgil stories While Lucas has pretty much settled down with a wife and kids whom we seldom hear about , and an administration job, Virgil is still of an independent character who ends up in small towns where he eventually figures out what s happening and who all the players are in his own totally non linear way.This book has all the aspects fans have come to expect oddball characters, interwoven plot l [...]


    25. Sandford s Virgil Flowers novels are unusual whodunits, in that you know from the start who the culprits are Then you get to follow along while Virgil figures things out While that sounds a bit boring, it s actually highly entertaining Virgil Flowers novels are always witty and cleverly written The colorful characters could walk right off the pages, and you swear you know people just like them Deadline is as good as you d expect from Sandford multiple plot lines intersecting along the way with V [...]


    26. F ing Flowers is back, and Virgil has a bunch on his plate dog nappers, murder, conspiracies, and baked in the cake institutional theft It s a tangled web, indeed Flowers gets help in the form of old bud police guys, acquaintances, girlfriends, and even a school janitor with a secret Sanford lays it on thick, and our hero is about half a jump ahead, but there s the lurking possibilities of ambush, betrayal, and as bodies are discovered, the trails seem to diverge The final climatic scene of the [...]


    27. There was a lot going on in this small town and tons of things to keep Flowers going There were stolen dogs, meth labs, murders and grand theft embezzlement All in a day s work for Flowers Even Davenport has a small piece in it I can never get enough of the Prey and Prey spin offs Not a bad read for my first finish of 2016.


    28. Sanford s Virgil Flowers series is a fun and engrossing series Flowers is a Minnesota state cop with cases that just sort of jump out of nowhere and are usually multi layered His reliance on local contacts always make his investigations unique In this one which starts out as a local dog napping investigation ends up with murder, embezzlement and much .Anyone


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