Search Results: "John Sandford"


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DARK OF THE MOON by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"A high-fatality, low-octane procedural that has its points but lacks the wow factor. Bring back Lucas Davenport. "
Virgil Flowers, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator introduced as a sidekick to Lucas Davenport in Invisible Prey (2007), gets a death-enriched case of his own. Read full book review >

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SECRET PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1998

"Not a bad idea."
Deputy chief of Minneapolis PD Lucas Davenport returns for Sandford's ninth outing in the well-received Prey procedurals (Sudden Prey, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHOSEN PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2001

"You bet."
Twelfth in Sandford's wildly successful Deputy Chief Detective Lucas Davenport series (Certain Prey, 1999, etc.), all set in Minneapolis and many being New York Times #1 bellringers. Read full book review >

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SILENT PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 1992

"And recycled villain Bekker is no Hannibal Lecter."
Sandford's sixth thriller—including two under his real name of John Camp—since July 1989. Read full book review >

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SHADOW PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 1990

"Less brainy but more muscular than Sandford's first two: a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller."
A crackling sequel to Sandford's ingenious Rules of Prey (1989), in which Minneapolis homicide cop Lucas Davenport made his memorable debut tracking a serial killer. Read full book review >

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DEEP FREEZE by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"As so often in Sandford's small-town adventures (Escape Clause, 2016, etc.), the greatest pleasures here are incidental: clipped conversations, quietly loopy humor, locals mouthing off to and about each other. Pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy."
Virgil Flowers, of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, works an altogether unremarkable murder and a surprisingly inventive case on the side. Read full book review >

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ROUGH COUNTRY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Readers may at first share the verdict of Virgil's fishing buddy—'I thought it would be interesting, but it's just nasty'—but following the trail to McDill's killer proves as interesting as hooking and landing a 40-pound musky."
Virgil Flowers (Heat Lightning, 2008, etc.) emerges from the long shadow of mentor Lucas Davenport to solve the murder of an advertising executive that features some long shadows of its own. Read full book review >

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WICKED PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"The multiple plots are untidily stuck together, as if with mucilage, but Sandford keeps stepping up the pressure until it seems as if more than Randy Whitcomb is running on crank."
The 2008 Republican National Convention sweeps into the Twin Cities, bringing in its wake a world of trouble for Lucas Davenport's hometown. Read full book review >

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EXTREME PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"An efficient and unremarkable treatment of a story that keeps threatening to leap the gap from paranoid fantasies to tomorrow's headlines."
Forget the Iowa caucuses. The real way to effect political change in the nation's heartland, according to Lucas Davenport's latest antagonist, is a carefully calibrated assassination. Read full book review >

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SILKEN PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which 'everybody was hot, everybody was rich.'"
Dirty political tricksters give Lucas Davenport his most satisfying case in years. Read full book review >

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BROKEN PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2005

"A tale so fast-moving you won't even notice the unobtrusively expert detective work till the second time around."
Now that Lucas Davenport's gone up against a Russian spy ring (Hidden Prey, 2004), it's almost anticlimactic to ask him to catch a mere serial killer. But that's the only anticlimax here. Read full book review >

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NIGHT PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 1994

"Strong on atmosphere and suspense, with a vivid cast of major and minor characters, this is a potent and compelling addition to the series."
Sandford's sixth entry in his bestselling series (Winter Prey, 1993, etc.) is another fast-paced and convincing thriller starring detective Lucas Davenport. Read full book review >