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Escape Clause

John Sandford

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Conger

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:27