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Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (edition 2017)

by John Sandford (Author)

Series: Virgil Flowers (10)

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"Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly--in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series 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"--… (more)
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Title:Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Authors:John Sandford (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2017), 400 pages
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Deep Freeze. A Virgil Flowers Novel. John Sandford. 2017. Virgil Flowers books are always fun to read. Virgil is called to investigate the murder of a woman banker and finds plenty of suspects, most of them former classmates. And he also has to help a PI from California track down a woman who is making sex toys out of Barbie and Ken dolls! Lots of understated humor and excitement even though you know Virgil will get his man in the end. ( )
  judithrs | Mar 17, 2020 |
Synopsis: 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. (John Sanford site)
Review: It's a Virgil Flowers so it's gotta be fun to read - and it was. My favorite part was the Barbie - Oooos. ( )
1 vote DrLed | Jan 31, 2019 |
Even though the murre is aptly explained in the first chapter, who, where, what why, you still keep scratching your head wondering how Virgil will get it figured out. ( )
  jefware | Oct 31, 2018 |
Virgil Flowers is sent to Trippton to solve a small case. He ends up being involved in a murder investigation as well. Can he sole one or both of them? Another fast paced John Ssndford novel. ( )
  lewilliams | Mar 26, 2018 |
I learned 2 things while reading John Sandford's 'Deep Freeze': Stay away from Trippton, Minnesota (not a real place, by the way) and the bloom is off Virgil Flowers (pun intended). Flower's 2nd experience with the small town along the Mississippi is nearly as violent as his first, yet justice eventually prevails.

There are 2 story lines involved in Deep Freeze. Flowers has his vacation interrupted with a demand that he investigate a possible murder in Trippton, the setting of a previous novel in the series. A woman's body has been discovered in the frozen river by a fisherman who hooked her through a hole in the ice. Additionally, he's asked to help a west coast PI serve papers to a company that's infringing on the Mattel name by making erotic versions of the Barbie and Ken dolls. Unfortunately, the company making the dolls is nowhere to be found according to the locals, nobody is willing to talk about anyone who may be involved, and it's the only business extant that's providing employment to several people put out of work in the last recession. The stories don't have any overlap to speak of until close to the end.

Flowers (or as he was widely known in his earlier days, 'effin Flowers') has been a star, in my opinion, of Sanders' successful transition of headliners from Lucas Davenport, as he aged. He has a few similar characteristics as Davenport but is different enough to have made it interesting. The problem I'm seeing is that as Flowers gains more experience, he settles down quite a bit and becomes a milder and therefore less interesting version of his character.

I generally start out all of Sandford's novels with 4 stars and the stories are usually good enough to gain an extra one. Deep River gets a rare deduction, though. It meanders a bit too much- a lot of thrashing around by Flowers with little to show for it, and there are some rare holes, IMO, in the investigative work. The resolutions of both story threads were fine but two assaults on Flowers weren't completely closed and I can't picture anyone in law enforcement walking away from them. The writing and dialogue were, as usual, strong, but I don't feel the stories were quite up to historical levels. That being said, any Sandford novel is definitely readable and worthwhile, especially if you're a fan. ( )
  gmmartz | Jan 19, 2018 |
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