Silken Prey by John Sandford

80%

7 Critic Reviews

...is an intricate, multilayered story that pits Davenport against one of the most callous villains he has ever encountered.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.

It’s the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can’t believe it—the senator’s way too smart for that, even if he is from the other party. Something’s not right.

As Davenport investigates, the trail leads to a political fixer who has disappeared, then—troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department itself, and most unsettling of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons in manipulation. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work—along with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it happen.


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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 January 1, 2013 by Putnam. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 24 2013

...is an intricate, multilayered story that pits Davenport against one of the most callous villains he has ever encountered.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Mar 25 2013

Sandford expertly ratchets up the suspense and delivers some nifty surprises as Davenport deals with political nastiness and paybacks regardless of party affiliations.

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Kirkus

Excellent
on Mar 31 2013

Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which “everybody was hot, everybody was rich."

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Rory O'Connor on May 15 2013

If you like mysteries or thrillers...or are looking for a good, lightweight read, this is your book. And for long time Sandford readers, it was nice to see Kidd again.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on May 10 2013

Longtime Sandford readers who have waited for a fifth installment in the Kidd series will find their appetites whetted with a subplot that gives Kidd and his wife a prominent role.

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Huffington Post

Below average
Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on May 10 2013

Sandford needs to breathe some fresh air into this series and give us something new. For long time fans the familiarity is beginning to breed something akin to contempt and that is not a good thing.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Good
Reviewed by Francis Moul on May 07 2013

...there are surprising twists in the usual Sandford vein, and he will use every favor and trick to find the truth. Yes, this is a good one.

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