Stolen Prey by John Sandford

72%

20 Critic Reviews

Once again, Sandford smoothly blends action and suspense with a soupçon of humor.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The brilliant Lucas Davenport thriller from the number one New York Times bestselling author.

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.

There’s something about the scene that tugs at Lucas’s cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

Until it does…
 

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 15, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 409 pages
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Stolen Prey
All: 20 | Positive: 15 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Review on Apr 15 2012

Despite the high mortality rate...and the criminals are mostly as nondescript as their monikers. But the climactic gunfight is deeply satisfying, and the very last line of dialogue is perfect.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 02 2012

Once again, Sandford smoothly blends action and suspense with a soupçon of humor.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by RORY O'CONNOR on Jul 31 2012

If you’re looking for a good crime fiction series, this is a great one to get started on...

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on May 17 2012

There are many twists and turns along the way...and don’t forget about that baseball bat in the dark room, either. I never saw it coming, just like I never saw that ending coming.

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Blogger News Network

Excellent
Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Sep 02 2012

This latest in the series continues the recent trend of heavy action, short scenes, constant changes in pov, and a relentless pace that moves rapidly things forward for over 400 pages.

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Good E-Reader

Excellent
Reviewed by Mercy Pilkington on May 28 2012

so suspenseful that I literally read it through squinted eyes, not sure of what I would find as I turned the page.

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State Journal-Register

Excellent
Reviewed by Isaac Morris on Jul 03 2012

"Stolen Prey" will involve you, shock you, and leave you wanting more. That triadic formula is perhaps the most recognizable of John Sandford’s signatures.

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A Bookworm's World

Good
Reviewed by Luanne on May 15 2012

Sandford has concocted a whip smart, action filled plot with lots of threads to keep your finger on. He employs a great twist that caught me unawares part way through.

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Criminal Element

Below average
Reviewed by Susan Amper on May 11 2012

There’s too much information about turning cash into gold. I miss the quick-witted, snarky cop Lucas Davenport once was.

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The Reading Frenzy

Good
Reviewed by Debbie Haupt on May 02 2012

John Sandford is a brilliant strategist...His characters are all well thought out and developed

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Fourth Street Review

Good
Reviewed by Rory O'Connor on Jul 25 2012

He just gets it right. The dialogue is sharp and funny, the pacing is excellent, and, at this point, reading a Prey novel is like visiting old friends.

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Tales of a Book Addict

Good
Reviewed by Tara on Apr 26 2012

Overall, I found this book to be very fast paced and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller.

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Curious Book Shop

Good
Reviewed by Audrey Barton on May 18 2012

Sandford's plotting works well on a variety of levels - his taut, suspenseful conclusion is both riveting and satisfying.

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Stacy's Books

Below average
Reviewed by stacybuckeye on Sep 19 2012

I’ve read all 22 books of this police thriller series and, for me, this is one of the weakest.

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Rabid Readers Reviews

Below average
May 15 2012

The story was a good one but Sandford has written better

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The Reading Frenzy

Good
Reviewed by Debbie Haupt on May 02 2012

His characters are all well thought out and developed...but especially the long cultivated characters that we’ve known for years like Lucas, Shrake, Weather and in this volume Letty as well.

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The Poisoned Pen

Good
Apr 19 2012

With brisk pacing and meticulous detail that brings each crime scene into vivid focus, STOLEN PREY seamlessly weaves two mysteries into one brilliant novel.

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You've GOTTA read this!

Below average
Reviewed by Sandy Nawrot on Jul 05 2012

For anyone looking for something heavy in nightmarish scenes of gore and body parts, this book will scratch your itch.

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It's called a book review 'cos you've *read* it.

Below average
Reviewed by TIFFANY MARKMAN on Jul 24 2012

But it didn’t rock my world...But know that there are better novels in this series, and that John Sandford (whose real name is John Camp) isn’t a Pulitzer Prize winner for nothing.

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Book Note

Good
Jul 16 2012

Davenport is maturing enough to remain interesting and believable, but not changing so much to stop being involved in interesting stories.

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