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Bad Blood (A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 4) (edition 2011)

by John Sandford (Author)

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When a murder suspect commits suicide after his arrest for killing a soybean farmer, Virgil Flowers uncovers a multi-generation, multi-family conspiracy involving a series of monstrous crimes.
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Title:Bad Blood (A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 4)
Authors:John Sandford (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2011), 434 pages
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Another Virgil Flowers novel. Minnesota author. ( )
  Kevin.Bokay | Aug 5, 2018 |
Virgil was up to the task in this one. He always brings humor, even in a book dealing with such terrible crimes as the ones posed in the book. Child sexual abuse, on a grand scale, and was 'supported' by a religious cult, a really terrible topic. ( )
  readafew | Aug 2, 2018 |
Alright, alright...that F***ing Flowers is finally starting to grow on me. Though Virgil will never be the equivalent of Davenport (I'll just never get past that name) the latest book was at least reminiscent of the "Prey" books when they were at their peak.

There are enough detailed reviews on here that my summary is not needed. Just know that if you're looking for a solid performance, and a storyline that will keep you intrigued, Sandford seems to have finally gotten some of his mojo back. ( )
  FennecGirl | Aug 7, 2017 |
Synopsis: A young man, who everyone agrees was a 'good kid', bludgeons a farmer to death. He is arrested and subsequently found hanged in his cell. Virgil is called in when the local sheriff believes it's not suicide but murder. They find that this is just a hint of the depravity that's going on in a cult.
Review: Parts of this book were hard to read, but there were lighter parts, as well. It reminds me of the Waco cult and the effect that religious group had on their children. ( )
  DrLed | Sep 7, 2016 |
Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate a strange murder at a rural Minnesota grain elevator. A farmer had pulled in with his truck of grain. The young man working at the elevator retrieves his baseball bat and sneaks up behind the farmer. He clobbers the unsuspecting man then tries to make his death look like an accident, but this killing was clearly premeditated. Flowers is called in to this area where murders rarely occur by the new sheriff, an attractive woman named Lee Coakley. There's clearly a spark struck between them from the start. But no time for romance yet. Crimes must be investigated.

John Sandford performs a bit of literary derring-do here. He has his wise cracking, fun loving Virgil trying to solve a case that might involve a most horrific network of pedophiles. Child abuse is not funny, but Virgil is. The combo actually works. Virgil lightens it up just enough to make all the dark parts not quite as sickening. Sandford does a splendid job on this one. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident". Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell.

Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multi-generation, multifamily conspiracy - a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it...and in figuring out what to do next.
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