Deadline - John Sandford


By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,438 Ratings


The thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
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. . . .


  • Outstanding!

    By Stairbuilder1
    One of the best final chapters ever written. The visual picture of the chaos and ensuing mayhem inflicted by the amazon “Auntie Vigilantes” had me howling! GREAT READ!
  • Deadline

    By Peter 14
    I really enjoyed this book. Many sub plots and lots of humor. A fun read!
  • Another great story

    By Jfcmh
    I love the pace and tone of the Flowers books, this one especially. The action was great (with just the right amount of TFF humor) even if the story was a bit predictable. It's fun going back and forth between the Virgil and Davenport stories, seeing where they intersect and how these two characters approach their mysteries in their own very distinct styles.
  • Deadline

    By truckcop
    This book was a relief to the need for another Virgil Flowers book. Yet in the need for another book there was something about it that was lacking the hook that made me like the rest of the series. In all it was still a great book.
  • Great story, better ending, we got a dog!

    By JoBu56
    Great finish, happy ending!
  • Holds you all the way thru

    By USHeavyD
    Writes a great book. Keeps your interest the entire book. Doesn't leave you guessing about what he writes and yet maintains your interest thru the entire book, right up until the last page.
  • Deadline

    By jimlinhop
    A great mix of murderous crime, irreverent yet ethical detective, and small town Midwest people, written with an eye for setting details, character development, and the "subtleties" of life. Sandford gets it all right in this one. I strongly recommend the other books in the Virgil Flowers series as well.
  • Excellent

    By Ddsssaop
    One of the best from an author who has written quite a few good ones.
  • Deadline

    By TheTangibleGardener
    I don't really know anything about reviewing books, but I can say that I have read every single book that John Sandford has ever written and I have never once been disappointed. The Kidd series has never grabbed me like either the Prey series or the Flowers series, but have been great just the same. Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers along with all the supporting characters in their respective novels get better with age. READ ANYTHING YOU CAN FIND WITH JOHN SANDFORDS NAME ON IT!!!!!!!!!!
  • Deadline

    By Star pole
    Another outstanding thriller. Having graduated from Winona State Unv, enjoyed the Deadline.