Escape Clause - John Sandford

Escape Clause

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 967 Ratings

Description

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist).
 
The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others—as Virgil is about to find out.

Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute.

     “You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.”
     “She carries a knife?”
     “No, but I do.”

Forget a storm—this one’s a tornado.

Reviews

  • High tension & belly laughs!

    5
    By Mauri in Paradise Valley
    Everyone of these Virgil Flowers books is a page turner - and all will surprise you and make you laugh until tears run down your face! Brilliant in every way!
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    5
    By bu stu
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  • Slow

    3
    By Dan Vermilion
    Did not finish. Slow book.
  • Escape the Clause

    5
    By Knightsbane
    Fast paced with lots of action, making it an enjoyable read. End of the " bad guy " a bit predictable, but well deserved.
  • Virgil Flowers books

    5
    By nancyg63
    Loved everyone of these Virgil Flowers sagas. He is my hero and nobody writes a nail biter like John Sanford.
  • Enough of Sandford's Politics

    1
    By fh1992!
    Probably read about two dozen of the "Prey" and Flowers novels. This is the last. I'm finished with the liberal flavor of his writing. The liberties he takes with the Catholic faith in this book are the last straw.
  • Dragged

    1
    By HarperValleyPTA
    The sample was not good enough for me to pay for the book. It dragged, and the dialogue was thin.
  • The magic continues!

    5
    By Catchbigfish
    John Sandford has another great book. His books have been terrific ever since 'Rules of Prey'. I can't wait to read the next one.
  • Not Typical Sanders

    2
    By Plays With Fire
    I love Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport. Two great characters created by the author. This book, however, left a taste behind like a spoiled peanut. Bitter! The storyline was so-so and I was totally turned off by the endangered species and how they were used in this book. Just. Not. Right.
  • Tigers

    5
    By Lou fro
    I love all of John Sandford's books. This one was great. I can never stop until I finish the whole book.