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John Sandford, author of Bloody Genius: A Virgil Flowers Novel

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy.

Week of June 1, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 1st include THE DESERTER by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille, a blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army’s most notorious --- and dangerous --- deserter; John Sandford's BLOODY GENIUS, which finds Virgil Flowers investigating a college culture war turned deadly; THE GOLDEN HOUR, a dazzling epic of World War II from Beatriz Williams, in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, traitors and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor; THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS, Lisa Jewell's page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light; and THE PLAZA, journalist Julie Satow's thrilling history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.