Nothing much ever happens in Wheatfield, Minnesota, until the mayor and his precocious teenage buddy come up with a scheme to put the town on the map. Should something dramatic occur—say, that the apparition of the Virgin Mary miraculously appeared at the local Catholic Church—Wheatfield would be turned into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things. What could go wrong? Then the shootings begin, and as Virgil Flowers is about to discover in his 11th adventure, that's only the beginning of their troubles.
"Wickedly enjoyable…. Sandford's trademark sly humor shines throughout."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)