Dead Watch by John Sandford
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport novels delivers “a page-turner with a new hero, [and a] breakneck pace" (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

“Former Sen. Lincoln Bowe, a Republican, has been missing for several days, setting off alarms on both sides of the political aisle. Finally, he is discovered in the remote Virginia woods, barb-wired to a tree, burned almost beyond recognition and missing his head. Democratic ‘research assistant’ (read: fixer) Jacob Winter, ex-Army Intelligence, wounded in Afghanistan, is called in by the Democratic president to unravel an extremely messy situation and shield his office from any hint of scandal. As this runaway train picks up speed, innocents are murdered, and the guilty come to Jesus…

"…Sandford is a master at creating believable, indelible characters like Winter…[He] is peerless when it comes to economical, taut plotting, most notably at building tension. Dead Watch is anything but politics as usual.”—San Antonio Express-News
 

About John Sandford

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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.
 
Published May 16, 2006 by Berkley. 416 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, War, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The disappearance of a high-profile politician lights the fuse in Sandford's latest high-octane, low-logic thriller.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Dead Watch (Night Watch)

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DEAD WATCH is the title of John Sandford's newest novel.

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