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John Sandford - Author

About the Author

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Sandford is the author of the Prey series, four Kidd novels and the Virgil Flowers series. He lives in Minnesota. Visit www.johnsandford.org for more information.

Featured books by John Sandford

Deadline

Deadline

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Special Investigator Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension uncovers his most complex case to date.

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Storm Front

Storm Front

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic-a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying.

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Silken Prey

Silken Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Murder, scandal, political espionage and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive. A Minnesota political fixer has hit the jackpot - or so he thinks. Hired to take down the incumbent U.S. senator with a vicious smear, to open the way for an ambitious, take-no-prisoners heiress who sees the Senate as merely a stepping-stone, he decides his payoff should be larger. The blackmail demand should yield some pretty large numbers, he thinks. Instead, he gets only a small one - 9 millimeters, to be exact. In the heart. Davenport is investigating the smear when the trail leads to the man's disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness and sheer will to make it happen. No matter who gets in the way.

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Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He'd 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 bad - like, 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 wasn't 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…

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Other books by John Sandford

Masked Prey

Masked Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Lucas Davenport investigates an anonymous threat to the children of US politicians in the latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author John Sandford. The daughter of a US Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures . . . children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are vicious political rants from a variety of radical groups. It's obviously alarming - is there an unstable extremist tracking the loved ones of powerful politicians with deadly intent? But when the FBI is called in, there isn't much they can do. The anonymous photographer can't be pinned down to one location or IP address and, more importantly, no crime has actually been committed. Yet. There's only one person who has a hope of finding the person behind this, one person who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport. And he'll have to act first before someone gets hurt . . . ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'One of the great novelists of all time' Stephen King 'A series writer who reads like a breath of fresh air' Daily Mirror 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' New York Times Book Review 'John Sandford has the Midas touch' Huffington Post 'Delivers twists to the very last sentence' Daily Mail 'Crime writer John Sandford is one of the best around' Sun

Masked Prey

Masked Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Lucas Davenport investigates an anonymous threat to the children of US politicians in the latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author John Sandford. The daughter of a US Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures . . . children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are vicious political rants from a variety of radical groups. It's obviously alarming - is there an unstable extremist tracking the loved ones of powerful politicians with deadly intent? But when the FBI is called in, there isn't much they can do. The anonymous photographer can't be pinned down to one location or IP address and, more importantly, no crime has actually been committed. Yet. There's only one person who has a hope of finding the person behind this, one person who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport. And he'll have to act first before someone gets hurt . . . ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'One of the great novelists of all time' Stephen King 'A series writer who reads like a breath of fresh air' Daily Mirror 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' New York Times Book Review 'John Sandford has the Midas touch' Huffington Post 'Delivers twists to the very last sentence' Daily Mail 'Crime writer John Sandford is one of the best around' Sun

Bloody Genius

Bloody Genius

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back - and his mouth - as he investigates a culture war turned deadly in the latest page-turner from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. At the local state university, renowned Professor Quill goes to the library one night - and winds up dead. With no suspects, no prints, no murder weapon - not even a time of death - Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. Flowers discovers that, prior to his death, Quill had sparked a feud between two departments at the university. Each side carries their views to extremes, and Flowers soon realises he's dealing with people who, on this particular issue, are functionally crazy. Somewhere among this group of diametrically opposed zealots lurks a murderer. But with no leads, little evidence and the media breathing down his neck, can Flowers find him before he kills again? * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series' Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Bloody Genius

Bloody Genius

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back - and his mouth - as he investigates a culture war turned deadly in the latest page-turner from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. At the local state university, renowned Professor Quill goes to the library one night - and winds up dead. With no suspects, no prints, no murder weapon - not even a time of death - Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. Flowers discovers that, prior to his death, Quill had sparked a feud between two departments at the university. Each side carries their views to extremes, and Flowers soon realises he's dealing with people who, on this particular issue, are functionally crazy. Somewhere among this group of diametrically opposed zealots lurks a murderer. But with no leads, little evidence and the media breathing down his neck, can Flowers find him before he kills again? * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series' Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Bloody Genius

Bloody Genius

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back - and his mouth - as he investigates a culture war turned deadly in the latest page-turner from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. At the local state university, renowned Professor Quill goes to the library one night - and winds up dead. With no suspects, no prints, no murder weapon - not even a time of death - Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. Flowers discovers that, prior to his death, Quill had sparked a feud between two departments at the university. Each side carries their views to extremes, and Flowers soon realises he's dealing with people who, on this particular issue, are functionally crazy. Somewhere among this group of diametrically opposed zealots lurks a murderer. But with no leads, little evidence and the media breathing down his neck, can Flowers find him before he kills again? * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series' Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** The eleventh Virgil Flowers novel by internationally bestselling author John Sandford Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle... and a murder... in the wickedly entertaining thriller from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. Discover why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time!' Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase 'small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion and nothing ever will... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: 'I'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He's heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? No one gets hurt and everyone gets rich. What could go wrong? And then a dead body shows up. It turns out that lots can go wrong with a get-rich-quick scheme like this one... and lots will. It'll take everything Virgil Flowers has to put things to right - before someone else dies. * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series'Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Neon Prey

Neon Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by internationally bestselling author John SandfordAt first, Clayton Deese seems like your run-of-the-mill criminal - a gun for hire that keeps the boss from the cops. But after he skips bail following a job gone wrong, the U.S. Marshals see that he could be the key to the whole operation's undoing. As marshals begin the search of Deese's place, they find something far darker than they ever expected. There are countless graves lining the back of the house, trophies from a score of killings. Deese may have seemed small-time but the evidence says otherwise - they are dealing with a frenzied and prolific serial killer. Now Lucas Davenport must find him - after all, that's what he does best. But Deese is ruthless, has an endless network of allies and - as Davenport will come to find - he is also full of surprises . . . ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey 'Sandford's trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Mission and Extension of the Church at Home

The Mission and Extension of the Church at Home

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2019

Neon Prey

Neon Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2019

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by internationally bestselling author John SandfordAt first, Clayton Deese seems like your run-of-the-mill criminal - a gun for hire that keeps the boss from the cops. But after he skips bail following a job gone wrong, the U.S. Marshals see that he could be the key to the whole operation's undoing. As marshals begin the search of Deese's place, they find something far darker than they ever expected. There are countless graves lining the back of the house, trophies from a score of killings. Deese may have seemed small-time but the evidence says otherwise - they are dealing with a frenzied and prolific serial killer. Now Lucas Davenport must find him - after all, that's what he does best. But Deese is ruthless, has an endless network of allies and - as Davenport will come to find - he is also full of surprises . . . ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey 'Sandford's trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Twisted Prey

Twisted Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now a powerful U.S. senator, in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Prey series. Find out why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time'! Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end. ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey 'Sandford's trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey 'It appears there is no limit to John Sandford's ability to keep new breath and blood flowing into his Lucas Davenport series. This is a series you must be reading if you are not already' Bookreporter.com 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rules of Prey

Rules of Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new thriller Masked Prey, available now** #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford's 'haunting, unforgettable, ice-blooded thriller'* - first in the Lucas Davenport series! The killer was mad but brilliant. He left notes with every woman he killed. Rules of murder: Never have a motive. Never follow a discernible pattern. Never carry a weapon after it has been used...So many rules to his sick, violent games of death. But Lucas Davenport, the cop who's out to get him, isn't playing by the rules. ***Praise for RULES OF PREY*** 'Terrifying... Sandford has crafted the kind of trimmed-to-the-bone thriller that is hard to put down... scary... intriguing... unpredictable' -Chicago Tribune 'Rules of Prey is so chilling that you're almost afraid to turn the pages. So mesmerizing you cannot stop... A crackle of surprises' -*Carl Hiaasen 'Sleek and nasty... A big scary, suspenseful read, and I loved every minute of it' -Stephen King 'A cop and a killer you will remember for a long, long time' -Robert B. Parker

Secret Prey

Secret Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new thriller Masked Prey, available now** A Lucas Davenport thriller by internationally bestselling novelist John Sandford Five men go hunting. Only four come back alive. It's up to Lucas Davenport to untangle the secrets that bind these men together and uncover his prey... The company chairman lay on the cold ground of the woods, his eyes unseeing, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a rifle bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with his or her own complicated agenda, each with a reason not to be sorrowful about the man's death. If he read it in a book, Lucas Davenport thought, it would seem like one of those classic murder mysteries, the kind where the detective gathers everyone together at the end and solves the case with a little speech. But it wasn't going to be that easy, he knew. There were currents running through this group, hints and whispers of something much greater than the murder of a single man. He had felt this way not long before, sensed the curling of an indefinable evil, and not only had it nearly gotten him killed, it had lost him the woman he loves. Sometime soon, unless he could stop it, there would be another death, and then still another, and Davenport couldn't help but wonder if maybe this time, the final death might not be his own. . . . John Sandford has written extraordinary thrillers before, but nothing to top the startling twists and unrelenting suspense of Secret Prey. *** Praise for SECRET PREY*** 'Don't start if you don't plan to finish it in one sitting' Richmond Times-Dispatch 'By far the best Prey' The Associated Press 'Excellent... compelling... everything works. Secret Prey enthralls' USA Today 'Full of smart suspense and deduction as well as explosive action... the villain is a masterful creation' Publishers Weekly 'This killer is a brilliant piece of work-intelligent, clever, bold, and sneaky... vivid and satisfying' The Denver Post 'Sandford has sustained his Prey thrillers by varying the premise with imaginative plotting; shifting points of view; a subtle, melancholy protagonist; and most of all, great villains. The ninth Prey novel may well be the best, and that's high praise in the context of such a consistently entertaining body of work' Booklist 'Events from earlier Prey novels weave intriguingly through this one, inviting the reader to plunge into the entire series' Kirkus

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

The eleventh Virgil Flowers novel by internationally bestselling author John Sandford Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle... and a murder... in the wickedly entertaining thriller from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. Discover why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time!' Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase 'small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion and nothing ever will... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: 'I'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He's heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? No one gets hurt and everyone gets rich. What could go wrong? And then a dead body shows up. It turns out that lots can go wrong with a get-rich-quick scheme like this one... and lots will. It'll take everything Virgil Flowers has to put things to right - before someone else dies. * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series'Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/10/2018

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle... and a murder... in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase 'small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion and nothing ever will... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: 'I'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He's heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? No one gets hurt and everyone gets rich. What could go wrong? And then a dead body shows up. It turns out that lots can go wrong with a get-rich-quick scheme like this one... and lots will. It'll take everything Virgil Flowers has to put things to right - before someone else dies. * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze 'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series'Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze 'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze 'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause 'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Golden Prey

Golden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** His job is to hunt down criminals. But he's about to become the hunted... Find out why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time'! Lucas Davenport has a job with the U.S. Marshals Service - an unusual one. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, and follow wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A house at the center of a drug-smuggling ring is attacked and briefcases full of cash are stolen. But whoever took the money left something behind: five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport vows to track down the cash and find the killers. But he's not the only one on the hunt... the drug smugglers want their money back, and they've sent two assassins, including an infamous torturer known for her creative use of home-improvement tools, after Davenport. It'll take every ounce of Davenport's predatory instinct to track down the killers and money before he becomes the prey. * * * Readers can't get enough of GOLDEN PREY * * * 'Rattles along... with lots of dry humour and plenty of action. It's a book I really didn't want to end. In my view it's one of the best in the series' Andrew, Netgalley and GoodReads reviewer '[Sandford is] a master of pacing & the story clips right along before the race to a satisfying finish' Sandy, GoodReads reviewer 'It's been several years since I have read one of Sandford's Prey novels. I'm happy to say that I picked the right one to jump back into the series. This was a highly enjoyable book, and I had a hard time putting it down' Randal, GoodReads reviewer 'Trademark Lucas Davenport with some suspense, characteristic humor, and action' Debra, GoodReads reviewer 'An excellent story by a great, great writer. 10 of 10 stars' Tim, GoodReads reviewer 'This book is fantastic! I cannot wait to go back and catch the rest of the series' Dawn, GoodReads reviewer