John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books, including three YA novels co-authored with his wife Michele Cook.
In the 22nd entry in Sandford's "Prey" series, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Lucas Davenport investigates the brutal murder of a wealthy family. He discovers that their computer software firm also serves as a front for laundering Mexican drug money. When a group of petty thieves and computer hackers steal this cash, the gang sends vicious thugs to extract revenge and recover their ill-gotten gains. Along the way, Lucas also searches for a pair of thieves who robbed him at an ATM. Sandford's story contains a wide cast of law enforcement officers, crooks, and other colorful characters and has plenty of twists, turns, and shoot-outs to hold the listener's interest. VERDICT Veteran narrator Richard Ferrone does an excellent job in presenting the tale. A perfect listen for people partial to action stories and hard-boiled cops and robbers. [The Random House hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Parkersburg Lib. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Praise for Stolen Prey
"Sandford is at his brilliant best."--The Cleveland Plain Dealer "The climax will have you holding your breath--and the book's very last line will leave you hoping for more."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Stolen Prey will make you a believer--and a reader."--Bookreporter