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Book 10, A Virgil Flowers Novel

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Class reunions: a time for memories—good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly—in this New York Times bestselling thriller from John Sandford. 

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt—and as it turned out, homicidal—local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It’s true what they say: High school is murder.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 24, 2017 – Bestseller Johnson pays homage to Agatha Christie in his cleverly plotted 13th Walt Longmire novel (after 2016's An Obvious Fact), which takes place in both the past and the present. In 1972, Walt, an Absaroka County deputy and newly returned Vietnam War vet, joins his boss, Sheriff Lucian Connelly, for the Wyoming Sheriffs' Association annual excursion across the state aboard the steam train Western Star. In Walt's pocket is a copy of Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. On the train, Walt attracts the attention of Kim LeClerc, the comely companion of Sheriff George McKay, who warns the deputy to stay away from her. Soon afterward, during a station stop, someone knocks Walt out just as he's about to reboard the train. Walt hitches a ride to the next stop, where he learns that McKay has disappeared and another sheriff has been shot dead. In the present day, Walt is opposed to the release of a serial killer, who's dying and has been imprisoned for decades, for a personal reason that will catch readers by surprise. Witty dialogue abounds; when Kim asks Walt if he killed many babies in Vietnam, he replies, "Hardly any, they're small Hard to hit." And Johnson winds up the whodunit with a solution that Christie could never have imagined. 15-city author tour.

Customer Reviews

Deep Freeze

Each Virgil Flowers book leads me to think the next in the series will disappoint me. Never happens, and I continue to lose sleep unwilling to stop reading until the last fast paced page.

Return to Trippton

I'm an unabashed fan of the Prey books and the novels featuring Virgil "that f#*%in'" Flowers. Of all those books my favourite is Deadline, the Flowers' novel from a couple years back. This one is not a sequel but is set in the same town and reunites Virgil with Johnson Johnson, Clarice, Sheriff Purdy and other assorted citizens of the small in the Driftless Area.

This novel is not as complicated as Deadline though the unexpected twist with first victim is interesting. It has the feel of one that was written quickly, perhaps because the plot is less convoluted. There's still the signature dialog gems which make reading these novels so enjoyable. Nobody writes better small talk conversation between characters than Sandford. The scene after the doctor, his wife and two drunk vigilantes have their encounter at the physicians house is a great example. Gave me a new respect for closet rods.

Bottom line is that if your a fan, you'll enjoy this. If your just coming to these books it's a quick read and should make you look for the earlier books.

A Sandford Best

I have read them all. This novel has depth and dimension, and an excellent plot. Great character development...people you love, people you hate, people you dislike then almost like. Wealth competition in a small town. A few solid marriages, a few creeps. And the story is entertaining from start to finish. Sandford does it again. Rush out and buy this book!

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  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Oct 17, 2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 10, A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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