Escape Clause

Escape Clause

Audiobook CD - 2016 | Unabridged
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Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9780735288324
Branch Call Number: SAN
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 12 cm
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Conger, Eric


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Feb 02, 2018

I had troubles rating it. BCA detective, "cowboy" Virgil Flowers, gets all the animal cases and he's drawn the theft of two rare Amur tigers from the Minneapolis zoo. To be shot and turned into Chinese cultural medicine. The pace is relentless as he follows a few steps behind the perpetrators in his effort to save the endangered animals. Zoo officials are terrified they have already been killed, the public is outraged, and the media even have a huge stopwatch counting the time they have been missing. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of the main perp as he sees "that f...n Flowers" coming. Why my difficulty in rating? I really enjoy Sandford and want to rate him high - 5 stars is always possible. Yet one or two aspects of the ending were predictable and the subplot, that of his girlfriend Frankie and her sister Sparkle, didn't develop as far as I thought it could have. Plus, I am not sure a more domesticated Flowers is my favourite side of him.

Nov 26, 2016


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