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 John Sandford's Prey Novels
"Relentlessly swift...genuinely suspenseful...excellent."--Los Angeles Times
"Sandford is a writer in control of his craft."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Excellent...compelling...everything works."--USA Today
"Grip-you-by-the-throat thrills...a hell of a ride."--Houston
"Crackling, page-turning tension...great scary fun."--The New York Daily News "Enough pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement to keep you up way past bedtime."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of the most engaging characters in contemporary fiction."--Detroit News
"Positively chilling."--St. Petersburg Times "Just right for fans of The Silence of the Lambs."--Booklist
"One of the most horrible villains this side of Hannibal."--Richmond Times-Dispatch "Ice-pick chills...excruciatingly tense...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller."--Kirkus Reviews