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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,698 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Virgil Flowers Series Release Date:
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Over the course of just three novels, Virgil Flowers has become one of the most beloved new characters in crime fiction—and now he’s got a real problem on his hands.

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator, where a young man hits him on the head with a t-ball bat, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he’s sure he’s dead—if the blow didn’t kill him, the smothering grain surely would—and then calls the sheriff to report the “accident.”

Suspicious, the sheriff quickly breaks the kid down—and the next day the boy is found hanging in his cell. Was it remorse? The sheriff’s not so sure and in fact begins to wonder if one of her own men might not be responsible. She has no choice but to bring in outside help, and investigator Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is her man—in more ways than one.

As Virgil investigates, what at first seems fairly simple quickly becomes very complicated as he begins to uncover a multigenerational, multifamily conspiracy—a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he’s seen an awful lot in his life, even Virgil has difficulty in comprehending it … and in figuring out what to do next.

Filled with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are John Sandford’s hallmarks, Bad Blood is another masterpiece by one of our very best suspense writers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exciting…Turns out to be Flowers’ biggest, if perhaps most unlikely, case to date.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “John Sandford has written many chilling mysteries, and Bad Blood is among his scariest…Narrator Eric Conger is no stranger to crime novels, and he does his usual splendid job keeping the complex story line manageable with clear character definition. His laid-back style is perfectly suited to bringing out the contrast between the clean-cut Flowers and the rough-edged characters in the story. Conger makes Flowers’ passion clear—the detective needs to solve the case and save the children.”


  • “As usual, Sandford delivers a great mystery with action, suspense, humor, and, yes, sex. Virgil always gets his man, but he also gets the girl. Good reading.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2011 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leonard | 2/19/2014

    " Don't like the ones that revolve around sexual violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/10/2014

    " Right up there with his best. Strange cult in the the farm lands of Minnesota. All kinds of sexual carryings-on. None of it good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marge | 2/8/2014

    " Virgil Flowers is such a likeable character and John Sandford sure knows how to tell a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/1/2014

    " I am loving the Virgil Flowers novels. Sanford is a genius with words. He makes his characters so alive. And this one is as complex as his other novels. "

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