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In Southeast Minnesota, 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 is whether to authorise the killing of a local reporter.

Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found, and the victim is a local reporter....

©2014 John Sandford (P)2014 Penguin Group

Critic Reviews

"Crime writer John Sandford is one of the best around." ( Sun)
"Few do it better than Sandford." ( Daily Telegraph)

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Reliable Sandord

Typical Sandford and Flowers. Kept me reading with some unexpected twists. Great to read the series.

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  • 11-04-2021

Enjoyable and exciting read.

excellent book, Virgil is interesting, mellow and wickedly clever. Most entertaining book. Full of thrills.

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  • Mrs A McDowell
  • 15-06-2020

Virgil wins again

I love the virgil books, they are just sort of different. Worth a try if you haven't listened to one

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  • joseph
  • 08-09-2018

loved it

great book,lots of humour,really good,I had a good laugh out loud at times,more Virgil Flowers please

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  • Eagles Wings
  • 23-06-2018

As good as ever

Great story and perfect narration. Flowers is a brilliant character and every one of these has been brilliant

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  • ben evans
  • 04-06-2017

Eric Conger is that f*@cking Flowers!

great series, made all the better by the narration. many more to come I hope!

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