Deadline, by John Sandford - Book Review

Review written by Loretta Pelletier, formally of Spruce Head and now retired and living in Topsham.

Virgil Flowers is up to his usual antics, although I did miss those philosophical musings on his current case and the Bible. He keeps busy tracking down the bad guys, playing straight man to Shrake and Jenner, and getting in a little fishing as long as he has his boat with him. The characters in this eighth novel are just as quirky, down home, venal, and down right dangerous as in his previous adventures. The mixture of dognapping, small town ( but big time ) embezzlers and meth labs keeps him on his toes. The various characters are broadly drawn and fine tuned. Muddy Ruff, Johnson Johnson and Ma Nobles. Now you know you are not going to pass up finding out how in the heck he came up with those names. But these novels are even more fun if read in order. I may need to start over so I can enjoy them again.