Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle... and a murder... in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. Discover why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time!'
Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase `small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion and nothing ever will... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: `I'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map.
He's heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? No one gets hurt and everyone gets rich. What could go wrong?
And then a dead body shows up. It turns out that lots can go wrong with a get-rich-quick scheme like this one... and lots will.
It'll take everything Virgil Flowers has to put things to right - before someone else dies.
* * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * *
`Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze
`A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series'Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze
`Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze
`An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause
`Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause