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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.


In bestseller Sandford's solid 18th Prey novel (after Invisible Prey), Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Lucas Davenport, who's received numerous promotions in the course of the series, ought to be taking the desk aspects of his job more seriously. But the man remains more comfortable working a stakeout, interviewing suspects and taking down bad guys than he is filling out personnel evaluation forms on his staff--which explains why he's still getting shot at, peeping at a cocaine dealer's wife hoping for a glimpse of her husband and, at his wife's behest, looking into the unsolved kidnapping and presumed murder of a wealthy young woman into the goth scene. It becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting goths as well as anyone, including Lucas, who gets in the way. While some pretty murky psychology encumbers the plot, Sandford delivers the kind of riveting action that keeps thriller fans turning the pages. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

In New York Times best-selling author Sandford's (Invisible Prey) 18th Davenport novel, about a wealthy widow who comes home to find her college-age daughter missing, listeners learn more about Davenport's personal life with his wife and two children. Actor/narrator Richard Ferrone's (The Betrayed) crisp reading helps create a no-nonsense-type atmosphere that supports the questioning and searching typical to all suspense thrillers. Recommended. [Audio clip available through us.penguingroup.com.--Ed.]--Denise Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll. Lib., Newburgh, NY Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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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