Wicked Prey by John Sandford
(Lucas Davenport, No. 19)

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Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the #1 New York Times' bestselling author. For twenty years, John Sandford's novels have been beloved for their "ingenious plots, vivid characters, crisp dialogue and endless surprises" (The Washington Post), and nowhere are those more in evidence than in the sudden twists and shocks of Wicked Prey. The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stickup men who've spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system. All that's headache enough for Lucas Davenport - but what's about to hit him is even worse. A while back, a stray bullet put a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever since, the man has been nursing his grudge into a full head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, but it's no fun just shooting him. That wouldn't be painful enough. Not when Davenport has a pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter that Whitcomb can target instead. . . .And then there's the young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy background, roaming through a city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth. . . . Rich with his brilliant trademark suspense and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Wicked Prey is further proof that "Sandford is one of the most consistently entertaining crime writers working today." (Booklist).

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, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 415 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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New York Journal of Books

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Lucas is true, he’s trustworthy, and volume by volume, he’s developing into an ever more compelling person.

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Book Reporter

He has reached the point in his life where he could comfortably coast, succumbing to the temptation to follow a formula with his Davenport novels, keeping the masses of fans he has deservedly acquired over the years happy by presenting a Davenport title on an annual basis following the theory tha...

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Tampa Bay Times

There's a third Virgil Flowers novel coming in September, he has written two excellent stand-alone novels, and I would be delighted to see a fifth Kidd novel someday, Kidd being a painter, computer whiz and semicrook who also lives in the Cities, though his path seldom crosses Davenport's.

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With so many of the “Prey” series novels written, it isn’t surprising that John Sandford has been focusing more on family in each book and less on his signature character Lucas Davenport.

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