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Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novelby John Sandford
The beauty of a Lucas Davenport novel is that the author John Sandford never repeats himself. Storm Prey is the 20th in this series, and it is as authentic and enjoyable as the first book, Rules of Prey. Davenport is smart and cool; his team is at the top of their game, and the story gripping. Storm Prey finds Lucas delving into the theft of pharmaceuticals from the hospital where his wife, Weather, works as a surgeon. Weather can identify one of the gang, and when her life is subsequently threatened, Lucas and his team rush to solve the crime before Weather becomes a victim. Soon Lucas and his team are tracking a lethal team of thieves while trying to keep Weather from becoming their next target.
Not as dark as some of his previous Prey novels, Storm Prey is still action packed and a great read. Not many authors can keep a series like this fresh and interesting, but Sandford manages to make it look easy — kind of like Davenport.
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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
Hed picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasnt bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .
"At the start of bestseller Sandford's superb 20th Lucas Davenport thriller (after Wicked Prey), the getaway vehicle from a botched early morning robbery, which results in a pharmacy employee's death, almost collides with the car driven by Lucas's surgeon wife, Weather Karkinnen. Weather, who was on her way to work at the Minnesota Medical Research Center, becomes a key witness. Sandford masterfully handles both sides of the equation as the thieves — planner Lyle Mack, his brother, Joe, and their henchmen — work to cover their crime. The investigation belongs to Minneapolis deputy chief Marcy Sherrill, but Lucas of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension pulls out all the stops to protect his wife. Sandford creates additional drama throughout as Weather and a skilled team of doctors perform an operation to separate twins joined at the skull. Sharply drawn characters, intricate plotting, and smooth dialogue make this a sure-fire winner. 500,000 first printing; author tour. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Three men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy and clean the place out, killing one of the workers. The robbers find themselves face to face with Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, and wife of investigator Lucas Davenport. Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness.
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
About the Author
John Sandford is the author of twenty Prey novels and nine other books, most recently the Virgil Flowers novel Rough Country. He lives in Minnesota.
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