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Publisher Comments:

Lucas Davenport confronts a living nightmare, in one of the scariest Prey novels yet from the number-one bestselling author.

The "Big Three" are a trio of inmates locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital over the years, each a particularly vicious serial killer, each with his own distinct style and propensities. Everybody feels much safer knowing that they're behind bars. Except... there's a new killer on the loose. And his handiwork bears a disturbing resemblance to some of the finer points practiced by the Big Three, details that never even made the papers.

Davenport and his team quickly home in on a possible suspect, a man named Charlie Pope, who was released from the same hospital prison a few weeks earlier, and who now seems to have cut himself free from his court-imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. But is he really the one? And why do the Big Three look so agitated?

Review:

"Sandford sends series hero Lucas Davenport's family off to London to ensure that domestic concerns never slow the action in this sexy, bloody thriller. Davenport, a Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator, had lately been doing political fix-it jobs for the governor, but this time he's got a psychopathic serial killer on his hands. ('All major metro areas had them, sometimes two and three at a time. The public had the impression that they were rare. They weren't.') The first victim, a young woman, was 'scourged' with a wire whip; number two, a young man, had his penis cut off. Evidence first points to recently released sex offender Charlie Pope. Though Charlie is pretty dumb and the killer is extremely smart, it takes Davenport and his series partner, Detective Sloan, a while to realize they're chasing the wrong guy. Sandford introduces some lighter moments, the most entertaining about Davenport's new iPod and his quest to compile a list of the 100 best rock songs ever recorded, which every cop on the force gives him suggestions for. These moments allow readers to catch their breath amid the otherwise nonstop tension as the killer taunts the authorities while snaring more victims, and the cops race around the countryside always just a few minutes too late. For those who thought Davenport (and Sandford) were slowing down and showing signs of age and prosperity, this superlative entry will dispel all such notions. This is tough, unstoppable, white-knuckle fiction. Agent, Esther Newberg. 500,000 first printing; main selections of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild and BOMC. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A tale so fast-moving you won't even notice the unobtrusively expert detective work till the second time around." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Lucas Davenport confronts a living nightmare in one of the scariest Prey novels yet from the #1 bestselling author.

Synopsis:

The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport knows, is pushed by brain chemistry. There is something wrong with him. This isn’t a bad love affair.

The second body is found three weeks later, in a farmhouse six miles south. Same condition, same display—except this time it is a man. Nothing to link the two victims, nothing to indicate that the killings end here.

“This guy…” Lucas said. He took a deep breath, let it out as a sigh. “This guy is going to bust our chops.” 

And soon he is going to do far, far worse than that…

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of sixteen bestselling Prey novels and five other books as well, most notably the Kidd series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399152726
Author:
Sandford, John
Publisher:
Berkley
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Prey
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.26x6.46x1.28 in. 1.30 lbs.
Age Level:
14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sandford sends series hero Lucas Davenport's family off to London to ensure that domestic concerns never slow the action in this sexy, bloody thriller. Davenport, a Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator, had lately been doing political fix-it jobs for the governor, but this time he's got a psychopathic serial killer on his hands. ('All major metro areas had them, sometimes two and three at a time. The public had the impression that they were rare. They weren't.') The first victim, a young woman, was 'scourged' with a wire whip; number two, a young man, had his penis cut off. Evidence first points to recently released sex offender Charlie Pope. Though Charlie is pretty dumb and the killer is extremely smart, it takes Davenport and his series partner, Detective Sloan, a while to realize they're chasing the wrong guy. Sandford introduces some lighter moments, the most entertaining about Davenport's new iPod and his quest to compile a list of the 100 best rock songs ever recorded, which every cop on the force gives him suggestions for. These moments allow readers to catch their breath amid the otherwise nonstop tension as the killer taunts the authorities while snaring more victims, and the cops race around the countryside always just a few minutes too late. For those who thought Davenport (and Sandford) were slowing down and showing signs of age and prosperity, this superlative entry will dispel all such notions. This is tough, unstoppable, white-knuckle fiction. Agent, Esther Newberg. 500,000 first printing; main selections of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild and BOMC. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A tale so fast-moving you won't even notice the unobtrusively expert detective work till the second time around."
"Synopsis" by , Lucas Davenport confronts a living nightmare in one of the scariest Prey novels yet from the #1 bestselling author.
"Synopsis" by ,

The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport knows, is pushed by brain chemistry. There is something wrong with him. This isn’t a bad love affair.

The second body is found three weeks later, in a farmhouse six miles south. Same condition, same display—except this time it is a man. Nothing to link the two victims, nothing to indicate that the killings end here.

“This guy…” Lucas said. He took a deep breath, let it out as a sigh. “This guy is going to bust our chops.” 

And soon he is going to do far, far worse than that…

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