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Publisher Description

Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (New York Times Book Review).

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right?

Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 1
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

CoffeePheand ,

Love Virgil & Frankie

I have loved and enjoyed every single book from The Virgil Flowers series and continue to read each one again and again! I love his adventures and especially now with Frankie expecting, I was hoping you’d include the birth at least in this book!! I would have given this book a 5 Star Review, however since you didn’t include what happened I guess I’ll have to wait 2 more years? Disappointed, tsk, tsk, tsk😕

Djpayerle ,

Bloody Genius

I have read all the prior Virgil Flowers novels and thought they were 5 stars excellent. This one was confusing and the exchanges between characters were written like an amateur writer. If John Sandford wrote this, he was distracted or half asleep. Frankly I lost interest by page 205.

Bill1369 ,

Definitely not the old Virgil

Most of the 1st half of book is a boring waste of time. (Another reviewer suggested Sandford had not even written this book. I wonder too.)

The 2nd half gets Virgil back doing police work. However, the manner in which crime is ‘solved’ stretches credulity. Good apprehension of bad guy. But then are closing couple pages foretelling Virgil’s demise?

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