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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Who knew a mystery set in such a relaxing, sun-drenched locale could still make our pulses race? A triple murder off the coast of Fort Lauderdale 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 favorite 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 East Coast, every shady character adds even more color to this gritty modern-day noir. It turns out that an oceanside setting is an excellent fit for Lucas Davenport—but this adventure at sea is no pleasure cruise.
This is just another great, fast moving, reading at 4o’clock in the morning book from John Sanford. Can’t wait for the next one…
Ocean Prey: Killer Story
Read some other negative reviews about this book, but I read it and I don’t believe those reviewers actually read the book, more jealous than anything. The characters of Lucas, Bob, Rae, and Virgil are simply outrageous, brave, smart,tricky, and skilled: you can’t help but cheer them on in this incredibly smart book by Sanford. It is Lucas Davenport at his best with all his cronies, along for a crazy, intelligent, and twisting “bad guys are gonna get it” story. Read it, you’ll be happy you did.
I’m a big fan of Davenport and Virgil. This was a great action packed read. I highly recommend it. I couldn’t put it down.