A Virgil Flowers Novel

12 books in series
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Dark of the Moon Summary

Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff."

He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside. There are a lot of reasons to hate him, Flowers discovers. In fact, he concludes, you'd probably have to dig around to find a person who doesn't despise Judd.

And that isn't even why Flowers came to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there'd been another murder, two, in fact, a doctor and his wife, the doctor found propped up in his backyard, both eyes shot out. Flowers knows two things: this wasn't a coincidence, and it had to be personal.

But just how personal is something even he doesn't realize, and may not find out until too late. Because the next victim may be himself.

©2007 John Sandford (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
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  • Book 1

    Dark of the Moon
    
    
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  • Book 3

    • Rough Country

    • A Virgil Flowers Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Canger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Virgil Flowers heads north to solve a puzzling murder - and finds that the country is very rough indeed. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport asking him to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only: a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery and commune with nature. It's also hotbed of jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, and fear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable if slightly unbelievable

    • By Sandgrounder on 05-03-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    Bad Blood
    A Virgil Flowers Novel
    
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  • Book 5

    • Shock Wave

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out... before more people get killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brillant

    • By Sandgrounder on 03-02-12

    Regular price: £15.64

  • Book 6

    Mad River
    
    
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  • Book 7

    • Storm Front

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Bad men are chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Ian on 21-10-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 8

    • Deadline

    • Virgil Flowers, Book 8
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    In Southeast Minnesota, 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 is whether to authorise the killing of a local reporter. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found, and the victim is a local reporter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By joseph on 08-09-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 9

    • Escape Clause

    • Virgil Flowers, Book 9
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 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. Forget a storm...this one’s a tornado.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting story, great performance

    • By Mr. M. B. Collins on 08-05-19

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 10

    • Deep Freeze

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    A few years back, Virgil investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board in Trippton, Minnesota. Now the town's back in view with more alarming news: a woman's been found frozen in ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago, and so Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of bad blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Class act

    • By ben evans on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 11

    • Holy Ghost

    • Virgil Flowers, Book 11
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of 700 folks who define the phrase ‘small town’. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion, and nothing ever will...until the mayor of sorts comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He’s heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? What could go wrong? And then a dead body shows up. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Listen

    • By Wilf on 19-05-19

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 12

    Bloody Genius
    A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 12
    
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    • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 12
    • By: John Sandford
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