John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in Minnesota.
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.
"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