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Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now a powerful U.S. senator, in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Prey series. Find out why Stephen King calls John Sandford 'one of the great novelists of all time'!
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.
A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.
He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.
But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.
***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES***
'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey
'Sandford’s trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey
'It appears there is no limit to John Sandford’s ability to keep new breath and blood flowing into his Lucas Davenport series. This is a series you must be reading if you are not already' Bookreporter.com
'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post
'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Liberally seasoned with dangerously charismatic politicians and their appalling scandals, this pacy thriller reads a little like a searing snapshot of Washington, D.C., in the present day. Lucas Davenport—now a federal marshal—grapples with an old and impossibly ruthless nemesis, who happens to be a U.S. senator. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Sandford examines the machinations of national intelligence agencies with engrossing, economic prose and pulls no punches in his portrayal of the dirty links between money, power and politics.
At the start of bestseller Sandford's thoroughly entertaining 28th novel featuring Lucas Davenport (after 2017's Golden Prey), political consultant Cecily Whitehead is driving Porter Smalls, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, back to Washington, D.C., from his cabin in West Virginia when a pickup truck plows into their vehicle, knocking it off the road down a steep hill. Smalls suffers only a bloody nose, but Whitehead dies. Smalls believes this was an assassination attempt organized by Sen. Taryn Grant, who used a shady operative to plant child pornography on his computer in their senate race two years earlier, which Grant narrowly won. Convinced that she views him as an obstacle to her planned run for the presidency, Smalls asks his friend Davenport, now a U.S. marshal, for help. Davenport, who's certain that Grant has committed three murders but doesn't have the proof, is only too happy to get another crack at her. Davenport and Grant, aided by their respective allies, engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game that will keep the reader turning the pages up to the exciting climax. This long-running series shows no sign of losing steam.)
Beautifully written thriller, proceeding at a rapid pace throughout. Hardly a word is wasted, making it a very engaging read.
I hope this is typical of the author, as this was my first book of his. For sure it will not be my last!
An inconceivable construct but a read non the less!