Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.
An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there's something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed.
They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.
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Who knew that a mystery set in such a relaxing, sun-drenched locale could still make our pulses race? A triple murder off the Florida coast is threatening to go cold, but the FBI still has one card left to play. Well, actually, two: U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport and his favourite expert on the criminal mind, Virgil Flowers. We were swept away by this dark thrill ride as the investigators knocked down doors looking for clues. From a dope dealer named Footlong who works out of a sub shop to the hotshot mafia bosses shuffling product up and down the U.S. East Coast, every shady character adds even more colour to this modern-day noir. Narrator Richard Ferrone’s gravelly voice perfectly matches the gritty tone. It turns out that an oceanside setting is an excellent fit for Lucas Davenport—but this adventure at sea is no pleasure cruise.