Fresh from his â€śspectacularâ€ť (Cleveland Plain Dealer) debut in Dark of the Moon, investigator Virgil Flowers takes on a puzzlingâ€”and most alarmingâ€”case, in the new book from the #1 bestselling author. John Sandfordâ€™s introduction of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers was an immediate critical and popular success: â€ślaser-sharp characters and a plot thatâ€™s fast and surprisingâ€ť (Cleveland Plain Dealer); â€śan idiosyncratic, thoroughly ingratiating heroâ€ť (Booklist). Flowers is only in his late thirties, but heâ€™s been around the block a few times, and he doesnâ€™t think much can surprise him anymore. Heâ€™s wrong. Itâ€™s a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if youâ€™re keeping count), when the phone rings. Itâ€™s Lucas Davenport. Thereâ€™s a body in Stillwaterâ€”two shots to the head, found near a veteranâ€™s memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth. Exactly like the body they found last week. The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someoneâ€™s keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all . . . and then he does, and heâ€™s almost sorry he did. Because if itâ€™s true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thoughtâ€”and every one of them is booby-trapped. Filled with the audacious plotting, rich characters, and brilliant suspense that have always made his books â€ścompulsively readableâ€ť (Los Angeles Times), this is vintage Sandford.