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Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel) Hardcover – October 7, 2014
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Praise for Deadline
“Another brainy thriller from a prolific author, ‘Deadline’ fulfills readers’ expectations of Sandford’s fiction: tense, smart and character-driven.” — Richmond Times Dispatch
“Rich characters [and] the descriptions of small-town life, politics and corruption and the concurrent trails of action make for a fast and entertaining read.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Sandford's best Flowers book to date. . . . There is a lot of drama and mayhem in this story and readers of traditional Sandford books will be satisfied for sure. Still if you like a little humor in your plots, this book will more than sate that desire. This book is the most fun I have had reading in a long time.”—Huffington Post
“There’s a lot going on in Deadline . . . The biggest joys of this series are Flowers himself (his boss is Lucas Davenport from the Sandford's Prey novels), the cast of eccentric supporting characters and the humorous dialogue.”—Shelf Awareness
“Sandford keeps one last surprise up his sleeve for the denouement of the dognapping case, and it's a doozy. Exhilaratingly professional work by both Virgil and his creator that breaks no new ground but will keep the fans happy and add to their number.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Stellar . . . Sandford is an accomplished and amusing storyteller, and he nails both the rural characters and terrain as well as he has skewered urban life in past installments.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sanford balances straight-talking Virgil Flowers’ often hilariously folksy tone and Trippton’s dark core of methamphetamine manufacturers and sociopaths; the result is pure reading pleasure for thriller fans.”—Booklist
Praise for Storm Front
“John Sandford has the Midas touch. [Storm Front is] exciting, complex and funny all the way through. Virgil is a unique character [and] the beauty of Sandford’s writing is that the narrative of the book is told in perfect harmony with Flowers’ personality . . . Entertaining reading all the way.” —The Huffington Post
About the Author
John Sandford is the author of twenty-four Prey novels; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Storm Front; and six other books. He lives in New Mexico.
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, I am glad i gave this one a shot. It was the best novel i've read in awhile.
Virgil has responed to request from a buddy to help track down some missing dogs, The value of the dogs make it a felony, so Virgil responds. He soon finds out when the dead body of a reporter for a local rag is found, that there is more going on in this llttle town than missing dogs. It appears the school board has been siphoniing off money and living beyond their means.
And they may be repsonsible for the reporter's death. with possiblity of more to come.
Dialogue, absolutely top-notch.
Characters- what Sandford is known
Pacing- another strong point
Plotting, outstanding- story cranks- you wont want to stop reading.
Bottomline- hightly recommended.
Believable characters. Entertaining dialogue and great twists throughout the story.
I will re-read this story and always look forward to, pre-order when possible, new works by this author.
A series devotee wants the same thing, and something new, from the character. That must present quite a problem for a writer. Not to be formulaic, but still write a worthy episode. In this novel, readers 'see' many of the characters from earlier novels, moving in their respective spheres, and enjoy the recurrence of their personalities as they make their contributions to this particular story.
Humor, often sly and subtle, is still a good part of the writing. So is the fact that Flowers is no Superman. He doesn't go A, B, C,......Z. He'll go A, B, J, B again, and then MNO. Since we know the bad guys early on, it's the journey. Actually, we know just one set. There are several things going on at once.
All in all, for me, a good book in the series. And I liked how everything ended up. Of course, I hope, more to follow.
While reading, I checked out one of the bands mentioned, which has several YouTube videos. Ain't the internet wonderful?
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On to the next one.
Usually a milder alternative to Davenport, Flowers is handed a dud polt with some laughable dognapping premise.