Hidden Prey by John Sandford

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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." 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.


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 11, 2004 by Berkley. 422 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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In past novels, the womanizing Davenport would have romanced the good-looking Russian lady, but the new Davenport is content to play the part of friend and protector and go back to his cozy family with an unstained and remarkably contented soul.

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He keeps the reader ahead of Davenport's curve of knowledge, but only slightly, feeding out just enough information to keep things progressing nicely, while Davenport occasionally wanders in the wrong direction only to stumble back onto the right path with a combination of street smarts, intellig...

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Sandford introduces some intriguing supporting characters, including alluring Russian agent Nadya Kalin and communist-in-training killer Carl Walther, a fresh-faced teen who arranges murder around choir practice.

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