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Publisher Comments:

Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancie deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance....

Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.

Review:

"What Sandford does as well if not better than any other crime fiction writer is make good villains....Vivid cast, bristling action, neat surprises ? and it's funny. Probably the cop novel of the year." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The thirteenth Prey novel is among the most ambitious. Sandford integrates the mundane domesticity of Davenport's life ? wedding invitations, gown selection ? with the terror of a circling killer. More significant is his portrayal of the symbiotic relationship between great cops and great criminals: neither could exist without the other because there would be no standard against which to judge their accomplishments...." Booklist

Review:

"Sanford excels at creating unexpected circumstances in which his characters must respond with speed and wit?. While most of the novel moves swiftly, the action seems to briefly flag in the middle,...Fortunately, Sanford soon tightens the cord again, recovering his tautness for the tale's stunning conclusion." Book Street USA May 1, 2002

Review:

"Sandford (the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp) does just about everything right in this suspenseful tale, but perhaps his biggest achievement is to make Clara an oddly sympathetic character. If you haven't yet sampled the Prey series, this is an excellent place to start" Washington Post

Review:

"John Sandford's unbroken string of best-selling detective novels proves that he knows the formula. Get off to a quick, dramatic start. Draw a line between the good guys and the bad. Then force the two together in a final bloodbath where evil dies a miserable death so readers can rest easy...." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Review:

"Here's your top-choice summer thriller, a tripleheader police procedural that features a dandy plot, a sardonic cop, and a St. Louis setting. Mortal Prey is the latest in a long line of John Sandford's Prey novels. I hadn't had the pleasure of his company until now, and I've apparently missed some uncommonly entertaining books." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"Sandford keeps the excitement flowing like Bordeaux on Bastille Day, with several tasty twists toward the end plus plenty of dry humor, especially in the dialogue....Mortal Prey finds Sandford in prime form, with the author jumping the gun on the summer thriller trade with something that's sure to please the reader, whether one is headed for France or just for French fries." The State

Review:

"Mortal Prey is classic Sandford,...Sandford has created a very satisfying, multilayered character in Clara. Forced to fend for herself since the age of 14, Clara gives no quarter and expects none in the return. Mortal Prey is one of the best Davenport thrillers to date..."Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Sandford writes fluently and with some flashes of wit: A female FBI agent calls her hard-hat boyfriend 'dumb as a bowl of mice.' This police procedural is masterfully paced, absorbing and mega-implausibilities included, a model of the genre...Bottom Line: Make a Prey date. " People

Synopsis:

The new Lucas Davenport novel in the New York Times bestselling Prey series.

Synopsis:

Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

Synopsis:

Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of twenty-two Prey novels, most recently Stolen Prey; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Shock Wave; and six other books. He lives in Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425189863
Author:
Sandford, John
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Location:
New York, New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Minneapolis
Subject:
Davenport, Lucas
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Minneapolis (minn.)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Prey
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.50x4.30x.94 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425189863 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What Sandford does as well if not better than any other crime fiction writer is make good villains....Vivid cast, bristling action, neat surprises ? and it's funny. Probably the cop novel of the year."
"Review" by , "The thirteenth Prey novel is among the most ambitious. Sandford integrates the mundane domesticity of Davenport's life ? wedding invitations, gown selection ? with the terror of a circling killer. More significant is his portrayal of the symbiotic relationship between great cops and great criminals: neither could exist without the other because there would be no standard against which to judge their accomplishments...."
"Review" by , "Sanford excels at creating unexpected circumstances in which his characters must respond with speed and wit?. While most of the novel moves swiftly, the action seems to briefly flag in the middle,...Fortunately, Sanford soon tightens the cord again, recovering his tautness for the tale's stunning conclusion." Book Street USA May 1, 2002
"Review" by , "Sandford (the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp) does just about everything right in this suspenseful tale, but perhaps his biggest achievement is to make Clara an oddly sympathetic character. If you haven't yet sampled the Prey series, this is an excellent place to start"
"Review" by , "John Sandford's unbroken string of best-selling detective novels proves that he knows the formula. Get off to a quick, dramatic start. Draw a line between the good guys and the bad. Then force the two together in a final bloodbath where evil dies a miserable death so readers can rest easy...."
"Review" by , "Here's your top-choice summer thriller, a tripleheader police procedural that features a dandy plot, a sardonic cop, and a St. Louis setting. Mortal Prey is the latest in a long line of John Sandford's Prey novels. I hadn't had the pleasure of his company until now, and I've apparently missed some uncommonly entertaining books."
"Review" by , "Sandford keeps the excitement flowing like Bordeaux on Bastille Day, with several tasty twists toward the end plus plenty of dry humor, especially in the dialogue....Mortal Prey finds Sandford in prime form, with the author jumping the gun on the summer thriller trade with something that's sure to please the reader, whether one is headed for France or just for French fries."
"Review" by , "Mortal Prey is classic Sandford,...Sandford has created a very satisfying, multilayered character in Clara. Forced to fend for herself since the age of 14, Clara gives no quarter and expects none in the return. Mortal Prey is one of the best Davenport thrillers to date..."
"Review" by , "Sandford writes fluently and with some flashes of wit: A female FBI agent calls her hard-hat boyfriend 'dumb as a bowl of mice.' This police procedural is masterfully paced, absorbing and mega-implausibilities included, a model of the genre...Bottom Line: Make a Prey date. "
"Synopsis" by , The new Lucas Davenport novel in the New York Times bestselling Prey series.
"Synopsis" by ,
Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

"Synopsis" by ,
Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

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