The books in John Sandford's "Virgil Flowers" series include: "Dark of the Moon," "Heat Lightning," "Rough Country," "Bad Blood," "Shock Wave," "Mad River," "Storm Front" and "Deadline." The first book, "Dark of the Moon," was released in 2007. "Deadline" was released in 2014.
The protagonist in this series is a law enforcement official by the name of Virgil Flowers. At the start of the first book, Flowers is fresh off of his third divorce and pushing 40. He's bold and brash, with a bravado and confidence that would be unacceptable were it not for the skills he has to back it all up.
After working in an assortment of military and law enforcement capacities, Flowers has landed at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. As a result of Flowers' proven track record, his friend-turned-boss, Lucas Davenport, promised him that if he joined the MBCA he would be taxed with only the hardest and most demanding cases.
Throughout the series, Flowers travels about Minnesota, applying his specialized skills to cases that no one else in these small Minnesotan towns is equipped to handle. From murders of all varieties to bombings, Flowers faces all tasks undaunted and with a confidence and flare that sets him apart from the rest.