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    The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

    The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.

    The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage-and they do. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out... before more people get killed.

    ©2011 John Sandford (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    • Barbara
    • 12/10/2011

    I think I'm in love with Virgil Flowers!

    . . . he can't possibly exist only in the author's imagination, because he's way too real. Looks like a surfer, talks to God, fly-fishes and charms women everywhere he goes. Oh, yeah, and solves cases that puzzle everyone else. I'm a huge Sandford fan, and love the fact that his plots are so intelligent and his characters are true to human nature. What I love about the Virgil Flowers series is getting into the character's mind as he solves the mystery -- in this case, a series of bombings that seem to be aimed at preventing the construction of a monster WalMart-type store in a small town. Every time he appears to be zeroing in on the killer, another bombing occurs and the facts have to be reassessed. Engaging and entertaining. I really like this narrator as well -- he's very laid-back, like Virgil, but he keeps a good rhythm and pace.

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    • Ted
    • 29/12/2013

    Does exactly what you paid for

    Virgil Flowers is comfortable as a trusted glove in winter. He stretches as far as he should to provide warmth and still reach around the stuff you want him to. Here he's got a clever locked room puzzle to solve, an ending that wraps snugly around the mystery, and fun characters each created from a minimal number of brush strokes. You'll forget this minutes after its end, but enjoy it from the beginning... Exactly what I paid for.

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    • Meredyth Smith
    • 10/11/2011

    Sandford did it again! Smart writing and reading!

    I always love Sandford's books. His dry sense of humor and clever plots keep me at the edge of my seat. The reader is wonderful, Eric Conger! His ability to deliver children, women, hillbillies, and various towns people is awesome!! This is a great use of a credit..but John Sandford is always worth a credit!!!

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    • aaron
    • 08/10/2011

    Not the best Virgil ~ but it is still Virgil!

    I am bias! John Sandford is my favorite author and he hit it out of the park in May with his latest Lucas Davenport, Buried Prey. I will forgive him this Virgil Flowers. I still enjoyed every minute of this book, but it wasn't as good as the others in the series. He is such a talented writer and so detailed, it was still a great story!

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    • Deborah
    • 12/10/2011

    Love Virgil Flowers!

    Virgil Flowers is my favorite John Sanford character. This book is laugh out loud funny as well as serious. The storyline is a little hard to swallow, but Virgil makes it worth the read. Eric Conger really brings him to life.

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    • Ed
    • 14/11/2011

    Standard Virgil Flowers fare

    This was a good story with good characters and was mercifully void of gratuitous romance. Virgil was even dumped by a woman who didn't appear in the story, except over the phone. Lucas Davenport is simply another "phone" character in this book and his insignificance to the story has allowed me to accept Flowers as a character in his own right, which wasn't the case in the book when Sandford introduced him. A good who-done-it.

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    • Scott
    • 03/11/2011

    Virgil good as ever

    I was a little hesitant to listen to this at first due to some previous negative reviews. Since I haven't been disappointed by Sanders in the past I decided to go ahead and use my credit to get it. I was not disappointed this was another excellent Sanford book and I think one of the better Virgil Flowers adventures. The story was interesting and alot of twist and turns that kept you guessing who the killer was. I always like how Sanford gives you the point of view of the killer without giving away his/her identity it adds alot to the story. looking forward to Sandford's next book.

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    • John Norton
    • 11/10/2011

    So satisfying

    Great character, good story, excellent reader. John Sandford is a master - you know that because he makes superb storytelling look/sound so easy.

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    • Charles
    • 29/10/2011

    Sandford remains the best

    John Sandford remains my favorite author, and this book continues his tradition. With “That F’ing Flowers” as the protagonist this book is difficult to put down, and one has to love Sandford way with a phrase such as when Flowers is musing about if admiring a woman’s ass is cheating he says, “I know what Jimmy
    Carter would say…aw F### him!”

    This is one of those books that you just don’t want to end, can hardly wait for Sanford’s next.

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    • etward
    • 19/10/2011

    Another winner!

    I love books by John Sandford and this one is no different. Excellent characters and story keep you guessing and entertained all the way through the book. Use of Eric Conger as the narrator differentiates Virgil from Lucas. Great job!

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