Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
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G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly--in this New York Times--bestselling thriller from John Sandford.
Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt--and, as it turned out, homicidal--local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder.
Praise for Deep Freeze
“Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character.”—
“The tenth Flowers novel is 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, and he uses that knowledge to unravel both mysteries by dissecting the relationships and economic realities in the town. One of the very best novels in a superior series.”—
Booklist (starred review)
“The reader’s quest to discover the whole truth will propel them forward, where [Sandford] has plenty of twists (and more than a few laughs) planted along the way.
Deep Freeze is easily one of Sandford’s best Virgil Flowers novels yet.”—
The Real Book Spy
“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.”—
Praise for Escape Clause
“You can't make this stuff up, but, thankfully, Sandford can. Imaginative, funny, and thoroughly engaging.”—
Booklist (starred review)
“An outstanding novel.”—
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Perfect entertainment for readers whose hearts skip a beat when they worry that the hero won't be in time.”—
“The funny, smart, and always entertaining Virgil Flower is back....Some writers get better with age while others get worse. Sandford is like fine wine. The more he ages, the better he is.
Escape Clause proves it.”—The Huffington Post
“One of the keys to John Sandford's success as an author is his ability to take us inside the twisted psyches of his villains.”—
About the Author
John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-eight Prey novels, most recently
Twisted Prey; four Kidd novels, eleven Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books, including three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
David Birkmann sat in his living room with an empty beer can in his hand and stared sadly at his bachelor’s oversized television, which wasn’t turned on. A light winter wind was blowing a soft, lovely snow into the storm windows. He needed to get out to plow the drive in the morning. He wasn’t thinking about that, or the winter, or the storm.
He’d gotten away with it, he thought. That didn’t make him much happier.
David – he thought of himself as
David, rather than Big Dave, Daveareeno, Daveissimo, D-Man, Chips or Bug Boy– didn’t consider himself a killer. Not a real killer.
He was simply accident-prone. Always had been.
Accidents were one reason he’d been elected as Class of ’92 funniest boy, like the totally unfunny time when he hadn’t gotten the corn chips out of the vending machine in the school’s junk-food niche. He’d tried to shake the bag loos