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When 19-year-old Bob Tripp hits farmer Jacob Flood in the head with a T-ball bat at the outset of Sandford's exciting fourth thriller to feature Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers (after Rough Country), Tripp's subsequent attempt to make murder look like an accident fails. The morning after Tripp's arrest, he's found hanging in his cell. Warren County sheriff Lee Coakley seeks Flowers's help to investigate what role, if any, deputy Jim Crocker, the officer on duty at the jail at the time, played in Tripp's death. A link to the earlier murder of a young woman leads Flowers and Coakley to members of a small church with strange ways. As the pair become aware of the magnitude of the unspeakable crimes (rape, child abuse, incest) behind the deaths, they search desperately for a lever to pry open what turns out to be Flowers's biggest, if perhaps most unlikely, case to date. Author tour.
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ISBN-10:  0399156909
ISBN-13:  978-0399156908
Author:  John Sandford
Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher:  Putnam Adult
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review by . December 30, 2010
In southern Minnesota, Robert Tripp, an employee at a grain company, kills Jacob Flood, a local farmer.   When Tripp is questioned by the police, the sheriff is able to break his story and jails him. Then, Tripp is murdered in his cell. The sheriff suspects one of her men, Jim Crocker. Because of the internal politics, the sheriff calls in investigator Virgil Flowers, from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.      When Virgil goes to Crocker's home to …
review by . November 23, 2010
An 18-year-old jock kills a farmer in rural Minnesota, spends a night in jail and is discovered dead – hanged – the next morning. When the coroner rules it a murder, the local sheriff, tall, good-looking Lee Coakley, knows she needs some outside help, since the chief suspect is the man she beat in the sheriff’s election.       Affable, womanizing (in a good way) Virgil Flowers (protégé of Sandford’s Prey series character, Lucas Davenport) …
Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel
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