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Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (original 2016; edition 2016)

by John Sandford (Author)

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Title:Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Authors:John Sandford (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2016), Edition: 1St Edition, 400 pages
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Who would have thought that stolen tigers could be the premise of a Virgil Flowers Book. John Sandford's character, Minnesota BCA agent Virgil Flowers, returns in another entertaining mystery. Flowers is a laid-back guy who spends the bulk of his time investigating rural crime. Virgil is in a relationship with Frankie and her sister Sparkle is visiting to get information for her dissertation.

When two endangered Amur tigers are stolen from the Minnesota Zoo, Virgil is assigned to lead the investigation. The fear is that they were stolen for their parts that are used to make non-traditional medicine specifically used in the Asian Markets. Because of this fear, Virgil needs to work fast. At the same time, Frankie is beat up and ends up in the hospital. Does this have something to do with Virgil, or with Sparkle who is trying to gather information about exploited workers and sneaks into a plant putting herself and others in danger. Virgil is being pulled in two directions with these two situations. Bodies start piling up as Virgil gets closer to the tiger thieves. The book shifts back and forth from Virgil's POV to the thieves POV but it is easy to follow. There is a lot of violence in this book but it is not described in depth. There are also some humorous spots as well. I was surprised I enjoyed this as well as I did, because I was not sure at the beginning. If you enjoy John Sandford books, you will enjoy this one as well. It is a fun crime mystery with entertaining characters and a story that brings to light endangered animals, exploitation of workers and the purpose of zoos in some cases.

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  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
I am beginning to really love Virgil. John Sandford has become a favorite of mine. ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
I am beginning to really love Virgil. John Sandford has become a favorite of mine. ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
You can see it coming, you root for it and he delivers. ( )
  jefware | Oct 23, 2018 |
Worst book - nowhere near the quality of the earlier Virgil Flowers books. Can't believe Sandford wrote it. :( ( )
  thebookbabe | Jun 11, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399168915, Hardcover)

The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
 
Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’s case, make that two.
             The first comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large Siberian tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are very concerned that they’ve been stolen for their organs. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes their parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get – and keep—what they need. As Virgil is about to find out.
            Then there’s the home front. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend, Frankie, has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister, Sparkle, moves in for the summer, things get a lot more complicated. Sparkle has a roving eye, and it’s fixed right on Virgil.
            Forget a storm—this one’s a tornado.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:31:42 -0400)

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota Zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about to find out. Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another, she thinks Virgil's kind of cute. Forget a storm -- this one's a tornado.… (more)

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