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Stolen Prey

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ISBN13: 9780399157684
ISBN10: 0399157689
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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winner John Sandford.

 

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes—they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenports adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler shed befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebodys killing her friends, shes afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. Shes hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesnt know what to do.

Letty tells Lucas shes going to get her, and, though he suspects Lettys getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the womans story, though, he begins to think theres something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger—but just may change the course of his life.

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"A horrific crime — the torture murders of Patrick Brooks, his wife, son, daughter, and three dogs at their palatial lakeside home in Wayzata, Minn. — propels bestseller Sandford's solid 22nd novel featuring Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after 2011's Buried Prey). That DEA officials believe the killings to be the work of Los Criminales del Norte brings Mexican detective David Rivera and assistant Ana Martínez to the Twin Cities area, though Brooks's Spanish-language company, Sunnie Software, which peddled its product in Mexico, appears to have been an unlikely money laundry. Since the author makes it clear who the bad guys are early on, the slow revelation of what they've done and how they've done it gives the story its kick. Meanwhile, Lucas, after a couple of meth addicts rob him at an ATM, turns for help to series regular Virgil Flowers, who gets surprising results. Once again, Sandford smoothly blends action and suspense with a soupçon of humor. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The brilliant Lucas Davenport thriller from the number one New York Times bestselling author.

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.

Theres something about the scene that tugs at Lucass cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution hes seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

Until it does…

Synopsis:

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killedandmdash;husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.

Thereandrsquo;s something about the scene that pokes at Lucasandrsquo;s cop instinctsandmdash;it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution heandrsquo;s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesnandrsquo;t seem to fit.

Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.

About the Author

John Sandford is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of twenty-two Prey novels and eleven other works of fiction, most recently the Virgil Flowers novel Shock Wave. He lives in Minnesota.

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Edward Hahn, January 9, 2015 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I never miss a John Sandford novel, Davenport, Flowers, even Kidd. This one was terrific and I was up until 2:00 AM so I could finish it.

In this, Davenport entry, the main plot starts out with a massacre of the Brooks family of four including rape and torture. Lucas, still with the Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension only works high-profile or politically sensitive cases. He gets involved here assisting the investigator assigned to the case, Bob Shaffer. It soon is clear that the case includes a complicated money-laundering scheme involving a Mexican drug cartel, Los Criminales. Eventually the investigation brings in the DEA, a couple Federales from Mexico, and assorted local cops as the perpetrators continue to torture and murder trying to locate the missing money, $22 Million.

Also, early in the story, Lucas is a victim of an ATM mugging, losing $500 and having his wrist broken in the robbery. Throughout the book, he continues to work to identify the two tweakers who robbed him. He puts Virgil Flowers on the case because he's busy with the murder investigation.

In the midst of all of this he tries to live a relatively normal life with his family, surgeon wife, Weather adopted adolescent daughter Letty, two year old Sam and an infant daughter. He spends time bonding with Letty by taking her to the shooting range with him and otherwise spending time as she tries to sort out her future.

As is true of most of Sandford's offerings there is quite a bit of additional violence but eventually both cases get closed, both with surprising results and shootouts. There is a revealing epilogue, not identified as such, in which the psychological damage or lack thereof in shooting bad guys is explored.

This book is as good as any of the previous 21 volumes in the Prey series and I highly recommend it.
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Linda Barton, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Linda Barton)
Sandford always manages to spin a great story with murder, mayhem, and money. This is no exception with his great character Lucas Davenport who is racing the clock to find the drug cartel killers before they stike again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399157684
Author:
Sandford, John
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Ferrone, Richard
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Prey
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20150428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399157684 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A horrific crime — the torture murders of Patrick Brooks, his wife, son, daughter, and three dogs at their palatial lakeside home in Wayzata, Minn. — propels bestseller Sandford's solid 22nd novel featuring Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after 2011's Buried Prey). That DEA officials believe the killings to be the work of Los Criminales del Norte brings Mexican detective David Rivera and assistant Ana Martínez to the Twin Cities area, though Brooks's Spanish-language company, Sunnie Software, which peddled its product in Mexico, appears to have been an unlikely money laundry. Since the author makes it clear who the bad guys are early on, the slow revelation of what they've done and how they've done it gives the story its kick. Meanwhile, Lucas, after a couple of meth addicts rob him at an ATM, turns for help to series regular Virgil Flowers, who gets surprising results. Once again, Sandford smoothly blends action and suspense with a soupçon of humor. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The brilliant Lucas Davenport thriller from the number one New York Times bestselling author.

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.

Theres something about the scene that tugs at Lucass cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution hes seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

Until it does…

"Synopsis" by ,

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killedandmdash;husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.

Thereandrsquo;s something about the scene that pokes at Lucasandrsquo;s cop instinctsandmdash;it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution heandrsquo;s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesnandrsquo;t seem to fit.

Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.

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