Escape Clause

By John Sandford

Escape Clause - John Sandford
  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 296 Ratings


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.


  • Not Typical Sanders

    By Plays With Fire
    I love Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport. Two great characters created by the author. This book, however, left a taste behind like a spoiled peanut. Bitter! The storyline was so-so and I was totally turned off by the endangered species and how they were used in this book. Just. Not. Right.
  • Tigers

    By Lou fro
    I love all of John Sandford's books. This one was great. I can never stop until I finish the whole book.
  • Not my style

    By LikeableLarry
    Killing an endangered species---what up with that. Is you new best friend a Dentist?
  • Escape Clause

    By Buddy0318
    Sanford continues to bring it. Should be getting my reads from the library but think I owe this guy for the enjoyment he brings to my life!
  • Another Fantastic Book

    By Bob1446
    Sandford has done it again!! Great read during this Election Season--much better than listening to HC!! Keep Virgil going!! BigBob
  • I give up

    By Sue in New Orleans
    I love John Sandford books but I give up on this one. I’ve tried and tried to get into it, but cannot. Very disappointed.
  • Tension Packed

    By 4ah
    Excellent read start to finish. Please, please Mr. Sandford don't make us wait another year. I'm ready now. Thanks for writing such great books with amazing characters.
  • Escape Route

    By Author Fazzolari
    Typical Sandford...Great
  • Escape Clause

    By jarf13
    After reading the first 4 chapters I flipped to the middle, read a few pages and then skipped to the last chapter to finish it off. Not a good read. I have read every Sandford book but this one is a poor read.