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Eyes of Prey
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John Sandford is the pseudonym of 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 New Mexico

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Sandford ( Shadow Prey ) brings back Minneapolis police Lt. Lucas Davenport in this terrific, fast-moving psycho-thriller/procedural featuring one of the nastiest villains in recent fiction. Michael Bekker, a pathologist fixed on his own beauty, various high-powered drugs and hatred of his wife, also is obsessed with the eyes of the dead and dying. He joins forces with Carlo Druze, an actor with a face ruined by fire, to kill Bekker's wife and the theater manager who wants to cashier Druze. Druze kills and mutilates Mrs. Bekker when Bekker's out of town; Bekker returns the favor when Druze has a solid alibi, leading the Minneapolis police to suspect a serial killer. Fighting depression, estranged from his lover and their child, Davenport seeks a frightened mystery witness, Mrs. Bekker's lover, who tries to help while remaining hidden. To cover their tracks Bekker and Cruze go on a murderous, almost random rampage providing many gory scenes, but mercifully none too explicit. Nobody's safe from Bekker's drug-powered cunning, not sick children nor a helpless invalid. The final revelation of the unknown lover is wrenching. Pulitzer-winning journalist ``Sandford'' also writes as John Camp ( The Empress File ). BOMC and Mysterious Book Club alternates. (Apr.)

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 Chronicle

"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

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