Synopses & Reviews
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
Hed picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled badlike, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasnt bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .
Praise for Field of Prey
“Suspenseful . . . Sandford has tricks to play to confound readers before the tension rises and leads to a violent and surprising conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Silken Prey
“Sandfords Davenport novels are always very good, and this is the best one in a long time. Its suspenseful, witty, and wise in the ways of modern politics. And the conclusion is darkly unforgettable. A superb thriller.” —Booklist
“The perfect summer read, as far as Im concerned.” —Stephen King on Today
Praise for John Sandford
“[A] very skilled and smart writer.”—E. L. Doctorow, The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Field of Prey
and#8220;One of [Sandfordand#8217;s] best. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever. This author is a master writer and he pulls out all the stops to tell the latest adventure...For those who think they know everything they need to know about Lucas Davenport, this book proves them wrong. It also shows that Sanford still has some tricks up his sleeve when it comes to writing totally engrossing books. Sanford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers and this latest book shows whyand#8230;It is one of his best and that makes it something really special.and#8221;and#8212;Huffington Post
and#8220;Consistently brilliant, Sandford shows the methodical steps inherent in such a case, without sacrificing plot, pacing or character.and#8221;and#8212;Cleveland Plain-Dealer
and#8220;As always, Lucas and Sandford are superb...Another top-notch thriller destined for best-seller lists.and#8221;and#8212;Booklist (starred review)
and#8220;Suspenseful...Sandford has tricks to play to confound readers before the tension rises and leads to a violent and surprising conclusion.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
When a simple robbery turns deadly, the thieves close in on the only witness: Lucas Davenport's wife...
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
#1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford continues his phenomenal Prey seriesand#151;and and#147;for those who think they know everything they need to know about Lucas Davenport, [Field of Prey] proves them wrongand#133;and#8221; (Huffington Post)
On the night of the fifth of July, in Red Wing, Minnesota, a boy smelled death in a cornfield off an abandoned farm. When the county deputy took a look, he found a body stuffed in a cistern. Then another. And another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, it was fifteen and counting, the victims killed over just as many summers, regular as clockwork.
How could this happen in a town so small without anyone noticing? And with the latest victim only two weeks dead, Davenport knows the killer is still at work, still close by. Most likely someone the folks of Red Wing see every day. Wonand#8217;t they be surprised.
About the Author
John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in New Mexico.