Escape Clause

Escape Clause, the ninth installment in John Sandford's Virgil Flowers series of thrillers featuring Lucas Davenport, will be released on October 18th, 2016, in the United States and Canada, with a tour starting the night before.
The tours have been getting shorter in recent years, and this one follows that trend. It's starting on the night before the release date, with a special signing in Arizona, and ending six signings later, in Houston, Texas.
The signings tend to follow a talk / Q&A / signing format. The author starts by talking about whatever he wants to talk about for fifteen minutes or so, then the audience can ask questions until the bookstore thinks it's time to start signing. The Q&A is usually far longer than the talk, and sometimes the two merge into one, in a kind of rolling talk-and-question format.
That said, not all bookstores follow the same format, and some may have restrictions on how many books you can bring for signing, or other rules specific to that store. Always check in advance.



Monday, October 17 — Scottsdale, AZ
Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater Boulevard.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
7:00 PM
Joint event with debut author Joe Ide

Tuesday, October 18 — Roseville, MN
Barnes & Noble — Roseville
2100 Snelling Avenue N.
Roseville, MN 55113
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, Signing

Wednesday, October 19 — Minneapolis, MN
Barnes & Noble — Nicollet Mall
801 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
12:00 PM
Noon Event — Signing Only

Wednesday, October 19 — Minneapolis, MN
Once Upon a Crime
604 W. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, Signing

Thursday, October 20 — Duluth, MN
Barnes & Noble — Duluth
1600 Miller Trunk Highway.
Duluth, MN 55811
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, Signing

Friday, October 21 — Houston, TX
Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet Street.
Houston, TX 77005
6:30 PM
Talk, Q&A, Signing

Saturday, October 22 — Dallas, TX
Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75231
3:00 PM
Early Afternoon Event — Talk, Q&A, Signing