Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Large Print - 2010
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Over the course of three novels, Virgil Flowers has become one of the most beloved new characters in crime fiction. "An investigator who can be as analytical as Nero Wolfe and as tough as everybody's favorite Boston badass, Spenser" (Booklist). And in this harrowing thriller, Virgil's got a real problem on his hands.

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator. 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."

The sheriff quickly breaks the kid down, but the next day he's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? The sheriff's not so sure, and is beginning to wonder if one of her own men is responsible. She has no choice but to bring in outside help in the form of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Virgil Flowers.

At first glance, the case seems fairly simply, but it quickly gets complicated as Virgil begins to uncover a multi-generation, multifamily conspiracy - a series of crimes so monstrous that even the seasoned detective is dumbfounded. Virgil Flowers has seen plenty in his life, but even he has trouble making sense of this one - and in figuring out what to do next.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. :, Center Point Pub.,, 2010.
Edition: Center Point large print edition.
ISBN: 9781602859012
Branch Call Number: LT M SAN
Characteristics: 447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jul 01, 2017

John Sandford you should be flogged for saying that ugly thing about Grandma Moses. And them that let you print it should be flogged right along with you. Shame on all of you.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Virgil Flowers #4. In Homestead, Minnesota, the local all-American boy has murdered a local farmer. When he's later found dead in his cell, an apparent homicide, it's time to call in Flowers. Another fun read from Sandford, combining gruesome detail with hysterical banter.

Oct 21, 2014

Another great Virgil f@%king Flowers novel! If you read this series, you will learn that his colleagues refer to him in this manner, which Virgil admits he was offended by at first, but got used to it. Another first rate read by Mr. Sandford. Fast paced and very hard to put down!

Mar 18, 2014

Fun read, fast-paced, and despite being really predictable it is the perfect book for a weekend at the beach or a couple of days of rainy weather

Jul 27, 2012

As with most of Sandford's books, this was an excellent read. The bad guys were truly abhorrent and their endings were appropriate.

Jun 02, 2011

Bad Blood is a "Virgil Flowers" novel. Virgil is an investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. His investigative methods often leave his superiors shaking their heads, but he gets results. Lots of twists and turns in this plot as Virgil uncovers a religious cult, child/sexual abuse, and pornography.

Feb 05, 2011

Really like what Sandford has done with his Virgil Flowers character in this book

Dec 19, 2010

He's back..that (expletive deleted) Flowers. As with Sandford's other series, you can't go wrong with these books. The bad guys (& girls) in this one are particularly heinous & some may find the plot subject too disturbing but Sandford always balances it with witty dialogue & characters we've come to know & enjoy from previous books. Look forward to the next one.

Nov 01, 2010

Another Virgil F*@!ing Flowers masterpiece. The only trouble with John Sandford's books is that I just don't do anything else until I'm finished.


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