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ISBN13: 9780399151804
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With Naked Prey, John Sandford proved again that his writing is as fresh and compulsively readable as ever. "This is vintage Sandford, which is to say all but impossible to put down," said the Washington Post. "Sprawling, suspenseful, tough-minded [and] sheer fun."

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Orslov is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why, everybody — the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves — has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan.

A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene — and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she — yes, it's a woman — a cop at all? Why was the man shot with...fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there — shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

Review:

"[T]he brilliant Prey series moves adroitly to number 15....Deft,action-packed, and slyly funny. Just when you thought the silky smooth Sandford couldn't possibly get better, he does." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Sandford has outdone himself, plotwise, not only in terms of ingenuity but also in sheer perversity....It's just good, dark, perverse, bloody fun....You want to know the only thing wrong with this guy? He makes it look easy." Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"That Sandford makes this unlikely plot believable is a mark of his mastery of the technical aspects of the mystery form and a testament to his overall writing skills. Readers will be pleased with this relaxed version of the moody Minneapolis investigator." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian with government connections was killed.

Synopsis:

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

Synopsis:

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of fifteen Prey novels and of five other books, most recently the Kidd novel The Hanged Man's Song.

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Edward Hahn, February 3, 2014 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Another great one from Sandford, one of my favorite authors. This is a fairly early entry in the Lucas Davenport series. As always, the characters are well-drawn and the plot sucked me right in. It was very hard to put the book down.

The story opens with a kidnapping. Psychologist, Andi Manette and her two daughters are grabbed by a a psychopath, John Mail, who had obsessed over her for years while he was in prison. He imprisons the three of them in a remote farmhouse and begins a reign of terror, raping and brutalizing Andi.

As might be expected, there are political considerations Davenport must deal with. In addition, Mail may be crazy but as the old joke goes he's not stupid. He loves the game and is quite good at it. There's also the possibility that Andi was set up. As Davenport works the case, Andi and the girls are also trying to figure a way out of their situation.

There is a sub-plot involving Davenport's girl friend, Weather, an M.D., who is unhappy with the fact that Davenport seems to be enjoying the test of wits between himself and Mail.

The suspense is palpable as Davenport tries to solve the case before Andi and the girls are murdered. This is one of Sandford's best. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399151804
Author:
Sandford, John
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Minneapolis
Subject:
Davenport, Lucas
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Series:
Prey
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
May 11, 2004
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
8
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.36 x 6.3 x 1.3 in 1.39 lb
Age Level:
14

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Product details 448 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399151804 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he brilliant Prey series moves adroitly to number 15....Deft,action-packed, and slyly funny. Just when you thought the silky smooth Sandford couldn't possibly get better, he does."
"Review" by , "Sandford has outdone himself, plotwise, not only in terms of ingenuity but also in sheer perversity....It's just good, dark, perverse, bloody fun....You want to know the only thing wrong with this guy? He makes it look easy."
"Review" by , "That Sandford makes this unlikely plot believable is a mark of his mastery of the technical aspects of the mystery form and a testament to his overall writing skills. Readers will be pleased with this relaxed version of the moody Minneapolis investigator."
"Synopsis" by , Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian with government connections was killed.
"Synopsis" by ,

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

"Synopsis" by ,

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

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