A senseless slaughter leads Lucas Davenport down a twisted path in this thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.
There’s something about the scene that tugs at Lucas’s cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.
Until it does...
A horrific crime the torture murders of Patrick Brooks, his wife, son, daughter, and three dogs at their palatial lakeside home in Wayzata, Minn. propels bestseller Sandford's solid 22nd novel featuring Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after 2011's Buried Prey). That DEA officials believe the killings to be the work of Los Criminales del Norte brings Mexican detective David Rivera and assistant Ana Mart nez to the Twin Cities area, though Brooks's Spanish-language company, Sunnie Software, which peddled its product in Mexico, appears to have been an unlikely money laundry. Since the author makes it clear who the bad guys are early on, the slow revelation of what they've done and how they've done it gives the story its kick. Meanwhile, Lucas, after a couple of meth addicts rob him at an ATM, turns for help to series regular Virgil Flowers, who gets surprising results. Once again, Sandford smoothly blends action and suspense with a soup on of humor. Author tour.
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Real page turner. Hated to put it down to eat or sleep
Haven't read it just yet but I know it's going to be awesome! I have the whole Prey series up to this point and I'm working on the Virgil Flowers series too and I love them all. John Sandford is such an amazing writer. I love Lucas Davenport (awesome character) and all the regulars in the series. Can't wait to read it.
If there was a section in the book store called "Bad Cottage Books", this would be the best seller. Too many characters, poorly developed, barely a sub plot, written for grade 5's. Other than that it was great.