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Dark of the Moon (A Virgil Flowers Novel #1) (Paperback)

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AUGUST 2013

The thrice-divorced, affable member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension (BCA), who reports to Lucas Davenport , operates pretty
much on his own as he tackles only the worst cases.

Virgil Flowers has made his debut as  a secondary character in
Sandford's Invisible Prey (2007) is a low-key loose cannon whose
wardrobe consists of alternative rock-n-roll t-shirts, and usually
towing his fishing boat to the crime scene.

It's my pleasure to introduce to you one of my favorite new characters.

Check out my other picks!

— marla

Description


The first Virgil Flowers novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford.

“Virgil Flowers, introduced in bestseller Sandford’s Prey series, gets a chance to shine...The thrice-divorced, affable member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), who reports to Prey series hero Lucas Davenport, operates pretty much on his own..”*

He’s been doing the hard stuff for three years, but he’s never seen anything like this. In the small rural town of Bluestem, an old man is bound in his basement, doused with gasoline and set on fire. Three weeks before, a doctor and his wife were murdered. Three homicides in Bluestem in just as many weeks is unheard of. It’s also no coincidence. And it’s far from over...

About the Author


John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-six Prey novels (most recently Extreme Prey); four Kidd novels; eight Virgil Flowers novels; two YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books, including Saturn Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Praise For…


“Sandford keeps the reader guessing and the pages turning while Flowers displays the kind of cool and folksy charm that might force Davenport to share the spotlight more often.”—*Publishers Weekly

“Flowers is a welcome addition to [Sandford’s] body of work.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“[Sandford] maintains the page-turning momentum that makes his novels such a treat. If you liked Lucas, you’ll love Virgil.”—The Tampa Tribune

“A book that will keep you turning pages, guessing, and completely immersed—and engrossed—in whatever Sandford wants to throw at you. It’s a great ride, and Sandford proves that sometimes it’s not the character, it’s not the series, it’s the writer.”—The Post and Courier

“An adrenaline rush peppered with laugh-out-loud moments.”—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425224137
ISBN-10: 0425224139
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: September 30th, 2008
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: A Virgil Flowers Novel

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