By John Sandford

Deadline - John Sandford
  • Release Date: 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 470 Ratings


The thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, 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 before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier—a team of dognappers supplying medical labs—when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found—and the victim is a local reporter. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Another great story

    By Jfcmh
    I love the pace and tone of the Flowers books, this one especially. The action was great (with just the right amount of TFF humor) even if the story was a bit predictable. It's fun going back and forth between the Virgil and Davenport stories, seeing where they intersect and how these two characters approach their mysteries in their own very distinct styles.
  • Deadline

    By jimlinhop
    A great mix of murderous crime, irreverent yet ethical detective, and small town Midwest people, written with an eye for setting details, character development, and the "subtleties" of life. Sandford gets it all right in this one. I strongly recommend the other books in the Virgil Flowers series as well.
  • Deadline

    By Iiimfitz
    Another great read. One of my favorite series
  • Forget it

    By Elsieekk
    Not worth your time or money. Suffered through 100 pages and deleted it. Nuff said!
  • Too complicated

    By Chestersdad
    After 150 pages I had to quit. It's just too complicated and convoluted. I don't see how anyone follows the story lines. Not enjoyable at all.
  • Deadline

    By Poprr
    Sanford rivals Elmore Leonard in dialogue. That's the highest compliment I can give any author.
  • Deadline

    By Lollipopski
    As usual. Virgil effin' Flowers does it again! Loved it!
  • The Deadline

    By David Lemyre
    One of his best yet! Feels like a visit from an old friend.