Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers is only in his mid-thirties, but he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. In John Sandford's Heat Lightning, he'll realize that he's wrong.
On a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A body has been found near a veterans' memorial in Stillwater, with two shots to the head and a lemon in his mouth -- exactly like the body they found two weeks ago.
Working the murders, Flowers becomes convinced that someone is keeping a list -- with many more names on it. And when he discovers what connects them all, he's almost sorry. Because if it's true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought it did -- and every one of them is booby-trapped.
This is #2 in Virgil Flowers series.