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Escape Clause

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Sandford

Narrated By: Eric Conger

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: October 2016

Duration: 9 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist).

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 sick 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.

Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute.

“You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.”
“She carries a knife?”
“No, but I do.”

Forget a storm—this one’s a tornado.


From the Hardcover edition.

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  • James E

    I am a huge John Sandford fan and have read almost ever book in both the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series. In Johns latest books, Escape Clause and Golden Prey, he has moved his storylines into a new, more gruesome territory. No matter though, still very entertaining and well narrated.

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  • Suzanne t

    I really like the Virgil Flowers series, but I don’t like the bad language. With Virgil being the son of a preacher, you would think saying the Lord’s name in vein would not be said by him. I love how the books are written and I think John Sanford is a Great writer but I will probably not buy anymore bc of the language. Love the narrator!!

  • Victoria G

    Great story love Eric Conger.....Virgil Flowers is like a rouge detective and very unconventional

  • Sean O

    Good enough story. Tough to get through at times and it doesn't help that the narrator is awful.

  • Kevin Dye

    Great story and very entertaining. Virgil is awesome as always in his own goofy way.

  • Charles Newberg

    I love how John Sanford tells a story.

  • rich core

    Harry is back and better than ever.

  • Mark Griffin

    A classic John Sanders fare featuring that Flowers character. It has an interesting plot. The books moved along very quickly and held my interest from beginning to end.

  • Cathy Miller-Gaudette

    Excellent story line and was never boring! Ties other stories and characters from the past which I enjoy.