I have been following John Sandfords "Prey" series for years and have enjoyed his main character, Lucas Davenport. While so engaged, the reader meets several other "cops" including Flowers, Jenkins and Shrake. I decided to try Escape Clause because it was entitled "A Virgil Flowers Novel." Glad I tried it! I laughed my behind off at the ongoing commentary and antics of Flowers and company. Great police humor and I learned a few things about how the bad guys are still looking for new ways to make a buck.