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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.

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.

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.

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…

Other books by John Sandford

Rules of Prey

Rules of Prey

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

#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

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 'Why was chairman Daniel S. Kresge shot? Because he has just bamboozled his wife into accepting an $8 million divorce settlement and is merging his 230 banks with a larger, a move that will net him $40 million after taxes? Yes, he'll lose his job, as will nearly all the execs on the deer hunt, but that's life. As is revenge... Events from earlier Prey novels weave intriguingly through this one, inviting the reader to plunge into the entire series. Not a bad idea' Kirkus

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback 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. 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

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 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.

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

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

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly - in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times-bestselling series Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder.

Twisted Prey

Twisted Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

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. 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

Twisted Prey

Twisted Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

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. 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

Twisted Prey

Twisted Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now a powerful U.S. senator, in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling new novel in the Prey series.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.

Golden Prey

Golden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2018

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

Golden Prey

Golden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2018

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

Csabito preda

Csabito preda

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2018

Lucas Davenport, a Bunmegelozesi Hivatal sztarnyomozoja eloszor egy eltunt politikai lobbistahoz jut el nyomozasa soran, majd a minneapolisi rendorsegre vezetnek a nyomok... Es ami a legnyugtalanitobb, egy nohoz, aki Machiavellit megszegyenito leckeket adhatna manipulalasbol.A hlgynek flttbb hatrozott elkpzelsei vannak arrl, hogy miknt kellene mA kdnie a vilgnak - s meg is tesz mindent azrt, hogy pnzzel, knyrtelensggel s hidegvrA akarattal olyan is legyen.

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly - in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times-bestselling series Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder.

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

Class reunions: a time for memoriesgood, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadlyin this New York Times bestselling thriller from John Sandford.Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corruptand as it turned out, homicidallocal school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder.

Escape Clause

Escape Clause

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out. Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. Forget a storm - this one's a tornado.

Extreme Prey

Extreme Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation-no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. Should be fun! he says, and it kind of is-until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

Golden Prey

Golden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLucas Davenport's first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.The man was smart and he didn't mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport.Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the ';Queen of home-improvement tools' compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he's just another large target.Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Golden Prey is further reason why ';Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers' (The Huffington Post).

Extreme Prey

Extreme Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2016

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation-no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. Should be fun! he says, and it kind of is-until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

Gathering Prey

Gathering Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life.

Escape Clause

Escape Clause

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out. Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. Forget a storm - this one's a tornado.

Gathering Prey

Gathering Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life.

Escape Clause

Escape Clause

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2016

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are ';pure reading pleasure' (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than othersas Virgil is about to find out.Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For anothershe thinks Virgil's kind of cute. ';You mess around with Sparkle,' Frankie told Virgil, ';you could get yourself stabbed.' ';She carries a knife?' ';No, but I do.'Forget a stormthis one's a tornado.From the Hardcover edition.

Extreme Prey

Extreme Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2016

An extraordinary Lucas Davenport thriller from #1New York Timesbestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford. After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situationno longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. ';Should be fun!' he says, and it kind of isuntil they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.

Das Objekt

Das Objekt

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

Das grote Science-Fiction-Epos seit dem internationalen Bestseller "e;Der Marsianer"e;: Es ist das Signal, auf das die Welt seit Beginn der Weltraumforschung wartet - in der Nahe des Saturns ist ein kunstliches, unbekanntes Objekt gesichtet worden. Ein amerikanisches Team bricht sofort zu dem fernen Planeten auf. Doch alles auf der Reise geht schief, und noch bevor sie den Saturn erreichen, erkennen die Astronauten, dass es nahezu unmoglich sein wird, zur Erde zuruckzukehren. Und auch auf zwei weitere Dinge sind sie nicht vorbereitet: auf das, was sie in dem geheimnisvollen, kilometergroen Objekt finden. Und auf ein skrupelloses, konkurrierendes Team, das ebenfalls als erstes am Ziel sein will. Bald geht es nicht mehr nur darum, die grote Entdeckung der Menschheitsgeschichte zu bewahren. Sondern ums blanke Uberleben ... "e;Das Objekt"e; ist ein unnachahmlich spannender und cooler Trip in die Tiefen des Universums.

Gathering Prey

Gathering Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2016

Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her...

Deadline

Deadline

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes a brand new Virgil Flowers thriller that will keep you gripped until the very last page. Barns, the chairman, looked around the room and said, 'Okay. We can do this. Let's see a show of hands. It's unanimous, or it's prison. Do we kill Clancy Conley?' They all looked around at each other, each of them reluctant to go first. Then the fat man raised his hand, and then Kerns, and then the rest of them. 'It's unanimous,' Barns said. In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. Issues is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. There are no votes against. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier -- a team of dognappers supplying medical labs -- when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found -- and the victim is a local reporter...

Saturn Run

Saturn Run

Author: John Sandford, Ctein Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

';Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.' --Stephen KingFor fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Timesbestselling and Pulitzer Prizewinning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein.Over the course of thirty-seven books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more, in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying.The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescopesomething is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do.A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out.The race is on, and an remarkable adventure beginsan epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expectand everything you could want from one of the world's greatest masters of suspense.From the Hardcover edition.

Deadline

Deadline

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes a brand new Virgil Flowers thriller that will keep you gripped until the very last page. Barns, the chairman, looked around the room and said, 'Okay. We can do this. Let's see a show of hands. It's unanimous, or it's prison. Do we kill Clancy Conley?' They all looked around at each other, each of them reluctant to go first. Then the fat man raised his hand, and then Kerns, and then the rest of them. 'It's unanimous,' Barns said. In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. Issues is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. There are no votes against. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier -- a team of dognappers supplying medical labs -- when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found -- and the victim is a local reporter...

Outrage (The Singular Menace, 2)

Outrage (The Singular Menace, 2)

Author: John Sandford, Michele Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

John Sandford and Michele Cook follow up their New York Times bestseller, UNCAGED, with the next nail-bitinginstallment in The Singular Menace series. Perfect for fans of The Maze Runner! Shay Remby and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation. When they rescued Shay's brother, Odin, from a secret Singular lab, they also liberated agirl. Singular has been experimenting on her, trying to implant a U.S. senator's memories into her brainwith partial success. Fenfang is now agirl who literally knows too much. Can the knowledge brought by ex-captives Odin and Fenfang help Shay and her friends expose the crimes of this corrupt corporation? Singular has already killed one of Shay's band to protect their secrets.How many more will die before the truth is exposed?From the Hardcover edition.

Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

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...

Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/05/2015

Layton had picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields. The only problem was something smelled bad...He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew and when they looked, they found a body stuffed down a cistern. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. The victims had been killed over many years, one every summer. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?

Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

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...

Gathering Prey

Gathering Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Timesbestselling author and Pulitzer Prizewinner John Sandford.They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimesthey just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do.Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in dangerbut just may change the course of his life.

Deadline

Deadline

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

The thrilling new novel in the #1New York Timesbestselling series.In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. ';Issues' is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and ugliera team of dognappers supplying medical labswhen he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been foundand the victim is a local reporter. . . .

Storm Front

Storm Front

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback 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.

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.

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1)

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1)

Author: John Sandford, Michele Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2014

A New York Times bestseller! John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane thriller series about a ruthless corporation, unspeakable experiments, and a fight to expose the truth. Perfect for fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner. Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin. Odin's a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog. When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odintalking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hideshe's concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular's security team, she knows: her brother's a dead man walking. What Singular doesn't knowyetis that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that's what it takes to save her brother.From the Hardcover edition.

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.

Silken Prey

Silken Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2014

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.

Mad River

Mad River

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.

Mad River

Mad River

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swathe through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.

Stolen Prey

Stolen Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.

Shock Wave

Shock Wave

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2012

The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into their own hands. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage - and they do. Who is behind the bombs, and exactly how far are they prepared to go to get their point across? Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is racing to find out . . . before more people get killed.

Buried Prey

Buried Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

When a whole block is torn down in central Minneapolis to make way for a new housing development, an unpleasant surprise is unearthed. The bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, are discovered underneath an old house. It looks like they've been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. In 1985, Davenport was a young cop just about to be promoted out of uniform, despite a reputation for playing fast and loose with the rules. A superb undercover guy, he was part of the massive police effort that followed the kidnapping of two girls who were never found again, dead or alive. The searches turned up nothing, so when the suspected kidnapper was killed in a shoot-out, the case was closed. But not for Davenport. He'd gotten deep into the case, and while he was convinced the suspect knew something, he didn't think he was the perpetrator - something just felt off. He argued hard about it to his bosses, but nobody wanted to hear. Until now. With the bodies discovered, the case is dusted off, just to tie a bow around it - but there's something wrong with the evidence. There are indications of tampering. Police tampering. And as Davenport investigates, it becomes clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried, but the truth - and there are a lot of people with a very strong stake in that truth never being uncovered.

John Sandford: The Kidd Novels 1-4

John Sandford: The Kidd Novels 1-4

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

';Crime fiction doesn't have nearly enough droll master thieves like Kidd and his stunning partner in righteous crime, LuEllen' (Los Angeles Times). Enjoy the adventures of computer genius Kidd and cat burglar LuEllen in the first four novels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport series. The Fool's Run The Empress File The Devil's Code The Hanged Man's Song

John Sandford: Virgil Flowers Novels 1-4

John Sandford: Virgil Flowers Novels 1-4

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

Lucas Davenport's colleague, Minneapolis investigator Virgil Flowers, takes center stage for the first time in Dark of the Moon, ';an adrenaline rush peppered with laugh-out-loud moments' (Booklist)and the rush continues through all four suspense-packed novels in this set from #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport novels John Sandford. Dark of the Moon Heat Lightning Rough Country Bad Blood

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport Novels 16-20

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport Novels 16-20

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

Novels sixteen through twenty in #1New York Timesbestsellingand Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford's Prey series, featuring Minneapolis homicide investigator Lucas Davenport.BROKEN PREYTwo bodies are found three weeks apart.Same condition, same displaybut there's nothing to link the two victims, nothing to indicate that the killings end here. But that's not about to stop Lucas Davenport.INVISIBLE PREYA wealthy woman and her maid are murdered. Robbery would seem the likely scenario, except that none of the clues are coming together for Lucas Davenport. At least not those he can see.PHANTOM PREYAfter one troubled college-age student disappears and two are found slashed to death, Lucas Davenport finds himself hunting what appears to be a modern-day Jack the Ripper.WICKED PREYOut of Lucas Davenport's past comes a psycho nursing a violent grudge. But why go after Davenport for revenge when Davenport's young daughter is so close, and so vulnerable?STORM PREYWhen a simple robbery turns deadly, the thieves close in on the one woman who was the only possible witness: Lucas Davenport's wife. They have only one optioneliminate her. And fast.

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport 11-15

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport 11-15

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

Novels eleven through fifteen in #1New York Timesbestsellingand Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford's Prey series, featuring Minneapolis homicide investigatorLucas Davenport.EASY PREYThe murder of a supermodel during an A-list party incites a media firestormand confirms Lucas Davenport's worst suspicions. The model is only the first victimand one of his own men is a prime suspect.CHOSEN PREYArt history professor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women. Then one day his fantasy went too far. Now the tables have turned. It's Qatar who has become an obsessionof Lucas Davenport's. And for both men, there's no turning back.MORTAL PREYYears ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a soft-spoken Southern beauty, and one of the FBI's most wanted killers. Now, they're crossing paths again. With nothing left to lose she can only be stopped by Davenportor count him among her victimsNAKED PREYThe two victimsmale and female, one black, one whitewere found hanging from a tree in the Minnesota woods. It's a crime with gruesome and ugly implications, but as Lucas Davenport discovers, the motive runs deeper than anyone imagined.HIDDEN PREYTheories abound when a Russian gets himself killed on the shore of Lake Superiorshot with fifty-year-old bullets. But when it turns out he had very high government connections, Lucas Davenport gets the call.

John Sandford Lucas Davenport Novels 6-10

John Sandford Lucas Davenport Novels 6-10

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Novels six through ten in #1 New York Times bestsellingand Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford's Prey series, featuring Minneapolis homicide investigatorLucas Davenport.NIGHT PREYA savage psychopath is playing cat and mouse with Lucas Davenport. But both killer and detective find themselves at odds with a female investigator who has intensely personal reasons for catching the killer herselfand fast.MIND PREYLucas Davenport has met his matcha nemesis more intelligent, and more depraved, than any he has tracked before. A pure, wanton killer who knows more about mind games than Lucas himselfand with a female psychiatrist already in his trap, he's one step ahead.SUDDEN PREYThe crime spree should have ended when Lucas Davenport killed the female bank robber during the shoot-out. But it's just beginning, because the woman's husband isn't about to let Lucasor anyone he lovesescape retribution.SECRET PREYWhen a wealthy banker is shot dead during a hunting trip, Lucas Davenport's routine murder investigation turns into a cat-and-mouse game with a killer who won't hesitate to take the fight to Lucas himself. And those he lovesCERTAIN PREYA wealthy socialite has been murdered. Now the killer must tie up a few loose ends. One is the witness. The other is Lucas Davenportand of all the criminals Davenport has hunted, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the woman who's hunting him.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

On a cold late Autumn Sunday in Southern Minnesota, a farmer bringing in his harvest is bludgeoned around the head by a young man wielding a bat. Leaving the unconscious farmer to drown in the grain bin, the young man calls the sheriff's office to report the 'accident'. Suspicious about the nature of the incident, Sheriff Lee Coakley quickly breaks the teenager down. But when she finds him hanging in his cell the next morning, she doubts it was remorse or guilt that led him to take his own life. In fact, she's not convinced it was suicide at all. Worried that she is up against a far more complicated case than she first thought, Coakley calls in Virgil Flowers.For an investigator with his expertise, it doesn't take long for Flowers to uncover a conspiracy that has bubbled away under the surface of this sleepy community for generations - and a series of crimes so monstrous that the small town can never be the same again.

Storm Prey

Storm Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2011

When a gang carry out a daring drugs raid on a hospital pharmacy, during which several staff are injured and one medical orderly is brutally killed, the Minneapolis police department can only conclude that it must have been an inside job. For Lucas Davenport, this case is about to get personal. Weather Karkinnen, Lucas's surgeon wife, was due to perform a high-profile operation on the day of the raid, and as an unwitting observer of the criminals' desperate getaway, she is now in grave danger. As the culprits embark on a series of vicious murders in an attempt to silence any witnesses, it becomes apparent that a city gangster ring known as 'The Seed' is behind the attacks. With the body-count rising, Davenport knows that time is running out to identify the inside plant in the hospital before the gang catches up with Weather once and for all.

Mortal Prey

Mortal Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

Clara Rinker is a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner. She's also the best hitwoman in the business. Lucas Davenport should know - she almost killed him. That was then and this is now. Clara is retired and living in Mexico with her boyfriend, the son of a local drug lord. But her new life is shattered when a sniper's bullet narrowly misses her and kills her boyfriend. The boy's father vows vengeance, but Rinker knows something he doesn't: the boy wasn't the target - she was. Now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Lucas Davenport to help track down the missing assassin, and with his fiance 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, arms of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the shooting starts, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance...

Broken Prey

Broken Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

The first corpse is found on the riverbank. The second in an isolated farmhouse. Both have been savagely beaten, the skin flayed from their bodies, their throats cut. For both victims, there's a DNA match. Charlie Pope, a convicted sex offender, has cut himself free from his court-imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. Now all Davenport has to do is find him. But something doesn't smell right. The killings were calculated and methodical. Pope is of low mental intelligence, incapable of careful forethought and planning. All the evidence points to Pope - but Lucas Davenport has his doubts. To find the answers, he must track down his key suspect. And to do that, he'll need the help of the Big Three: three vicious serial killers locked up in the state security hospital. Three killers as cunning as they are deranged . . .

Winter Prey

Winter Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

The Iceman crept into the house on the edge of the lake. He killed the father first. Then the mother and child. And when his work was done, he set the house on fire. Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But the woods of rural Wisconsin are as dark and primal as evil itself. The winters are harsher and colder. And in the heart of every mother and father, there is fear . . . Because tonight, the Iceman cometh.

Sudden Prey

Sudden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

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Night Prey

Night Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Mind Prey

Mind Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Rough Country

Rough Country

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Virgil Flowers heads north to solve a puzzling murder -- and finds that the country is very rough indeed. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Flowers gets a call asking him to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only: a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery and commune with nature. And the more Flowers digs, the more he discovers it to be a hotbed of jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger and fear. Then he discovers that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated killing the year before. And that there's about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now. And as for the fourth ... well, Virgil had better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own.

Storm Prey

Storm Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2010

Abridged CDs, 5 CDs, 6 hours Read by Richard Ferrone The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

Wicked Prey

Wicked Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2010

Having spent the past two years in hiding following a daring and successful heist, a big -time robber is back in Minneapolis, having spotted the opportunity for an even greater steal. It's a couple of weeks before the big Republican party convention: thousands of people spending cash, which is flowing into a relatively inadequate Brinks warehouse, protected by only three or four armed guards. The robber's plan is to distract the cops by manipulating and alerting them to a possible assassination attempt. Lucas Davenport meanwhile has problems of his own, targeted by a psychopathic pimp, who blames Davenport for the fact he's in a wheelchair. Only it's not Davenport he's going after; it's his innocent daughter, Letty.

Remains of the Late Right Reverend Daniel Sandford, D.D. Oxon.

Remains of the Late Right Reverend Daniel Sandford, D.D. Oxon.

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Shadow Prey

Shadow Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Wicked Prey

Wicked Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2009

Unabridged CDs ? 10 CDs, 12 hoursDanger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

Phantom Prey

Phantom Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2009

Returning to her luxurious home in an exclusive Minneapolis suburb, a wealthy widow is horrified to discover blood everywhere - and her student daughter missing. Instantly she suspects the involvement of the weird Goth crowd her daughter was hanging around with. With no sign of the widow's daughter, dead or alive, a second Goth is found slashed to death. But it's only when a third turns up dead that Luca Davenport is reluctantly dragged into the case. But for all Davenport's expertise, the clues don't seem to add up. And then there's the young Goth who keeps appearing and disappearing. Who is she? Where does she come from - and, more importantly, where does she vanish to? Why does Davenport suspect that there's something else going on here? Something very, very bad indeed . . .

Heat Lightning

Heat Lightning

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2008

Abridged CDs * 5 CDs, 6 hours Fresh from his spectacular (Cleveland Plain Dealer) debut in Dark of the Moon, investigator Virgil Flowers takes on a puzzlingand most alarming case, in the new book from the #1 bestselling author.

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

First the Army, then the military police, Virgil Flowers had kicked around for a while before Lucas Davenport recruited him to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, promising him We'll only give you the hard stuff . He'd been doing the hard stuff for three years now - but never anything like this. In the small town of Bluestem, where everybody knows everybody, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its elderly owner trapped inside. Following up rumours of financial scams plus some very dodgy activities with other men's wives, Flowers discovers several reasons why the victim was so hated. And that wasn't even the reason why he'd come to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there'd been another murder, two in fact - a doctor and his wife; the doctor found propped up in his own backyard, both eyes shot out. There hadn't been a murder in Bluestem in years, and now suddenly three? Flowers knows two things: This isn't a coincidence, and this has to be personal. But just how personal, Flowers might not find out until too late. Because the next victim ... might be himself.

Invisible Prey

Invisible Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2008

In the richest neighbourhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, beaten to death with a metal pipe, the rooms ransacked, only small items stolen. It's clearly a random break-in by someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as he looks more closely, Lucas Davenport begins to wonder if the items are actually so small or the victims so random, if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge - and it will lead Davenport to somewhere he next expected. Which is too bad, because the killers - and there is more than one of them - the killers are expecting him.

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2007

From the #1 bestselling author, a dramatic new crime novel of old hate and fresh murder.

Invisible Prey

Invisible Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2007

Lucas Davenport returns in one of the most startling Prey novels yet from the number-one-bestselling author.

Dead Watch

Dead Watch

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2007

Through twenty-one novels featuring Lucas Davenport, Kidd, or the razor-edge world of the Night Crew, John Sandford has been writing brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising thrillers filled with rich characters and exceptional drama. But Dead Watch sets a whole new level. Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn't know, but she thinks she knows who's involved, and why. And that she's next. Hours later in Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation. . . .

Dead Watch

Dead Watch

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Late afternoon, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former US Senator named Lincoln Bowe, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn't know - but she thinks she knows who's involved, and why. And that she may be next. Hours later, Jake Winter's mobile phone rings. An Army Intelligence veteran, Winter specializes in 'forensic bureaucracy'. The Pentagon, the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security - when something goes wrong, Winter kicks over rocks until he finds out what really happened. The White House is his main client, and the chief of staff is on the phone now. If Bowe isn't located soon, all hell will break loose. All hell breaks loose anyway when the blackened body shows up, barb-wired to a tree, missing its head. Just what did Bowe know that got him killed? And who exactly are the mysterious Watchmen shadowing Winter's every move? Can he survive long enough to find out?

Hidden Prey

Hidden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2005

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."e; 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.

Broken Prey

Broken Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2005

Lucas Davenport confronts a living nightmare, in one of the scariest Prey novels yet from the number-one bestselling author. The "e;Big Three"e; are a trio of inmates locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital over the years, each a particularly vicious serial killer, each with his own distinct style and propensities. Everybody feels much safer knowing that they're behind bars. Except . . . there's a new killer on the loose. And his handiwork bears a disturbing resemblance to some of the finer points practiced by the Big Three, details that never even made the papers. Davenport and his team quickly home in on a possible suspect, a man named Charlie Pope, who was released from the same hospital prison a few weeks earlier, and who now seems to have cut himself free from his court-imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. But is he really the one? And why do the Big Three look so agitated? Brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising-once again, Sandford has outdone himself."e;"e;

Certain Prey

Certain Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2004

Attorney Carmel Loan is beautiful, intelligent, ambitious - and used to getting what she wants. When she becomes infatuated with fellow barrister Hale Allen, she isn't going to let a little thing like his being married get in the way. So, through the contacts of an ex-client, she hired professional killer Clara Rinker to get rid of Allen's wife. Smart, attractive Rinker is the best hitwoman in the business - but things go wrong, and the shooting of a witness, a cop, brings DI Lucas Davenport into the case. Carmel Loan and Clara Rinker team up to clean up the loose ends - which includes getting Davenport off their backs by whatever means necessary.

Sudden Prey

Sudden Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2004

Lucas Davenport knows why people kill. Some do it for thrills. Some do it for profit. Some do it because they must. But when his team guns down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest, simplest criminal motivation: revenge. For the husband of one of the two dead robbers wants Davenport to suffer as he has. So he's not going after Davenport himself; he's going after his family ...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2001

With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.

The Empress File

The Empress File

Author: John Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2001

When the cops of Longstreet, Mississippi see a black boy running away from them and clutching something in his hand, there's only one thought in their minds - bag-snatcher. So they shoot him in the back. Except, Darrell Clark isn't a thief, he's a computer-crazy fourteen-year-old, who was running home before his ice-cream melted. And now he's dead. When the predictable police cover-up begins, Darrell's friend, Marvel Atkins, decides it's time for the corrupt city government to go. Using Darrell's computer, she contacts the only two con artists with the nerve to take on a whole city: Kidd, computer-hacker extraordinaire, and his partner and some-time lover, Lu-Ellen. To pull this off, the sting has to be perfect. And it will be, because if Kidd knows one thing, it's this: a corrupt city regime is about as stable as a house of cards. All he has to know is where to push...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

Author: John Sandford Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/1999

With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.

Mind Prey

Mind Prey

Author: John Sandford Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/1996

From the bestselling author of night prey and winter prey...an all-new Lucas Davenport thriller.Run for it...It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent-teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted. She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed up to the car. The last thing she did notice was the hand reaching out for her and the voice from out of the past -- and then the three of them were gone.Hours later, deputy chief Lucas Davenport stood in the parking lot, a blood-stained shoe in his hand, the ground stained pink around him, and knew that this would be one of the worst cases he'd ever been on. With an urgency born of dread, he presses the attack, while in an isolated farmhouse, Andi Manette does the same, summoning all her skills to battle an obsessed captor. She knows the man who has taken her and her daughters, knows there is a chink in his armor, if only she can find it. But for both her and Davenport, time is already running out.John Sandford's novels have always been extraordinary for their harrowing twists, unforgettable characters, and crackling prose. But Mind Prey tops them all. It is the work of a true master.