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Publisher Comments:

Through twenty-one novels featuring Lucas Davenport, Kidd, or the razor-edge world of the Night Crew, John Sandford has been writing brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising thrillers filled with rich characters and exceptional drama.

But Dead Watch sets a whole new level.

Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn't know, but she thinks she knows who's involved, and why. And that she's next.

Hours later in Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation...

Review:

"When Lincoln Bowe, a controversial Republican ex-senator, disappears at the start of this fast-paced thriller from bestseller Sandford (Broken Prey), the White House puts Jacob Winter, a veteran political operative with 'an uncanny ability to navigate the world of bureaucracy,' on the case. Bowe vanished shortly after making a fiery speech denouncing a rival, Arlo Goodman, the governor of Virginia and a demagogue who heads a volunteer militia group known as the Watchmen. When Bowe's burnt and headless corpse turns up, Winter is under even more pressure to discover those behind his murder. Aided by the dead man's attractive and possibly duplicitous widow, Madison, the fixer follows a trail of corpses and deception that suggests the killing may have been a staged piece of theater intended to derail Goodman's ascent to the presidency. Readers interested in a quick diverting romp without much gravitas will enjoy this, but serious Beltway fiction junkies might prefer their political thrillers to be a little more plausible. 500,000 announced first printing. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Twenty years ago John Camp was 42 years old, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and not happy. He was not happy because he had written the same stories — the flood, the tornado, the bloody car crash — year after year with no end in sight. He was also tired of being broke, another occupational hazard, and he looked to fiction for salvation. After a couple of false starts,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"[A] high-octane, low-logic thriller....Not as tightly woven as Sandford's best, but reliable thrills with some unexpected political overtones from a pro's pro." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Sandford...displays an insider's knowledge of political infighting and couples it with his skill at creating memorable characters working through the maze of a diabolical plot." Booklist

Review:

"The novel is readable enough, and Sandford views the political world with a commendable cynicism, but his story is seriously implausible....Still, he keeps his fanciful plot spinning merrily, with plenty of sex and scandal..." Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

From the author of the #1 bestselling Prey novels comes an extraordinary story of murder, passion, and deadly ambition — a political thriller like no other.

Synopsis:

A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests are ignored, until a bomb goes off at the megastore’s Michigan headquarters—the first of a series of explosions.
 
The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and utmost fear. They do. Virgil Flowers has been enlisted to find out who’s behind the dangerous acts, but the answer he uncovers may be the biggest shock of all.

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His bestselling novels include Chosen Prey, Naked Prey, and most recently, Broken Prey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425215692
Author:
Sandford, John
Publisher:
Berkley Trade Pub
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Virgil Flowers Novel
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.53x4.24x1.03 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 432 pages Berkley - English 9780425215692 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When Lincoln Bowe, a controversial Republican ex-senator, disappears at the start of this fast-paced thriller from bestseller Sandford (Broken Prey), the White House puts Jacob Winter, a veteran political operative with 'an uncanny ability to navigate the world of bureaucracy,' on the case. Bowe vanished shortly after making a fiery speech denouncing a rival, Arlo Goodman, the governor of Virginia and a demagogue who heads a volunteer militia group known as the Watchmen. When Bowe's burnt and headless corpse turns up, Winter is under even more pressure to discover those behind his murder. Aided by the dead man's attractive and possibly duplicitous widow, Madison, the fixer follows a trail of corpses and deception that suggests the killing may have been a staged piece of theater intended to derail Goodman's ascent to the presidency. Readers interested in a quick diverting romp without much gravitas will enjoy this, but serious Beltway fiction junkies might prefer their political thrillers to be a little more plausible. 500,000 announced first printing. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] high-octane, low-logic thriller....Not as tightly woven as Sandford's best, but reliable thrills with some unexpected political overtones from a pro's pro."
"Review" by , "Sandford...displays an insider's knowledge of political infighting and couples it with his skill at creating memorable characters working through the maze of a diabolical plot."
"Review" by , "The novel is readable enough, and Sandford views the political world with a commendable cynicism, but his story is seriously implausible....Still, he keeps his fanciful plot spinning merrily, with plenty of sex and scandal..."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the #1 bestselling Prey novels comes an extraordinary story of murder, passion, and deadly ambition — a political thriller like no other.
"Synopsis" by , A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests are ignored, until a bomb goes off at the megastore’s Michigan headquarters—the first of a series of explosions.
 
The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and utmost fear. They do. Virgil Flowers has been enlisted to find out who’s behind the dangerous acts, but the answer he uncovers may be the biggest shock of all.
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