Saturday, July 25, 2015

45. Deadline - John Sandford

Virgil Flowers #8
listened to cd in the car
2014 G.P. Putnam
388 pgs.
Adult Murder Mystery
Finished 7/25/15
Goodreads rating: 4.17
My rating: 3
Setting: contemporary southern Minnesota

First line/s:  "Dark, moonless night in the dog days of early August.  A funky warm drizzle left the world quiet and wet and close."

My comments:  Same old wonderful Virgil Flowers....clever and funny and smart.  This one seemed to drag a bit, though.  I do love the way that Sandford adds the perspective of the antagonist/s as well as the protagonist, but much of this seemed repetitive and unnecessary.....or maybe it was just the mood I was in as I drove....

Goodreads synopsis:  In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. “Issues” is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.
          Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier—a team of dognappers supplying medical labs—when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found—and the victim is a local reporter.

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