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Best Virgil Flowers Novel Yet
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2014
John Sanford has outdone himself with this eighth book in the Virgil Flowers series. There is something here for every reader's interest. Dog lovers will become fans as the story begins with an effort to find dogs stolen by a scalawag who thinks nothing of taking man's best friends and selling them to medical laboratories. As Virgil's rather goofy friend Johnson Johnson ropes him into taking on the task of being an animal detective in a small town, things rapidly heat up as corrupt citizens go off the rails and start a chain reaction of crime resulting in murder. The pace is rather fast as a whole host of criminals get jumbled into a rats nest of separate crimes which keep getting tangled up. It is up to Virgil and a cast of oddballs and fellow cops try to sort out the various schemes and bring the perps to justice. The twists and turns are fun, with a lot of humor in this book. Highly recommend "Deadline" as a great way to spend a few hours with an old friend--Virgil Flowers.