Paperback - 2014
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In southeast Minnesota, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed to only a few--for personal issues. The remaining members vote on the fate of a local reporter.  And it's unanimous…
Kill him.
Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is investigating a dognapping crime wave in a Mississippi River town when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A corpse has been found, and the victim is local reporter Clancy Conley. Virgil has no idea where this is all headed. All he knows for sure is that things are getting nasty in Buchanan County.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2014
ISBN: 9780425275184
Branch Call Number: PB FIC SAN
Characteristics: 406 pages ; 19 cm


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Mar 23, 2017

Virgil is a bit too laid back to survive-a cop who leaves his gun in the glove box while on a murder investigation. Most law enforcement officers are required to qualify with a sidearm every six months or they can't carry them-makes sense to me but I guess that is literary license.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Virgil Flowers #8. Dognapping and a crooked school board keep Flowers running in this 8th entry following Lucas Davenport's sometime coworker.

Jun 15, 2016

I love the "Virgil Flowers" character. Can't wait to read another one.

vardak May 26, 2016


Nov 25, 2015

Sandford himself wrote this one and returns to the high level of the first couple of Flowers books.

Jun 22, 2015

I do love Virgil more than Lucas
and Deadline was extremely good better than Stormfront for those of you who like Virgil try David Housewright and his Mckenzie books just has good as Virgil and after reading one see if you don't get the feeling both authors' are good friends.

pj2thek May 04, 2015

my favorite flowers book! it was so good. typical funny dialogue, country-style characters i can believe are real somewhere in the world. and the best part? the very end. cant give it away, but ...nope. cant say.
if you're a virgil flowers' series fan, you best read this right quite, y'hear?

Jan 07, 2015

This series just keeps improving and Deadline has it all -- a great story, clever plotting, wonderful characters, suspense and moments of hilarity. Virgil's best outing yet.

Jan 02, 2015

Can Sandford write a boring book ?
(stupid question)
-This was absolutely one of his best ! ( And I've just re-read every one since the first. )
I really like all his characters especially Virgil.

Dec 30, 2014

John Sandford is a master story-teller.Virgil Flowers is the best and in this one he has a lot to sort which, of course, he does. The end is priceless

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