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Hidden Prey (Lucas Davenport #15)

by John Sandford

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Orslov is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why, everybody-the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves-has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan. <P> A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene-and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she-yes, it's a woman-a cop at all? Why was the man shot with . . . fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there-shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

Hidden Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #15)

by John Sandford

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

Invisible Prey (Lucas Davenport #17)

by John Sandford

In the richest neighbourhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, the rooms ransacked and only small items stolen. It's clearly a random break-in by someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as he looks more closely, Lucas Davenport begins to wonder if the items are actually so small or the victims so random. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge - and it will lead Davenport to somewhere he never expected. Which is bad news, because the killers are expecting him...

John Sandford: The Kidd Novels 1-4

by John Sandford

"Crime fiction doesn't have nearly enough droll master thieves like Kidd and his stunning partner in righteous crime, LuEllen" (Los Angeles Times). Enjoy the adventures of computer genius Kidd and cat burglar LuEllen in the first four novels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport series. The Fool's Run The Empress File The Devil's Code The Hanged Man's Song

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport 11-15

by John Sandford

Easy Prey: In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that's demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined--one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared.... <P> Chosen Prey: Art history professor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women. At night when he was all alone he'd dream about them and indulge his fantasies. Then one day his fantasy went too far. Now it's Qatar's turn to become an obsession--of Davenport's. And for both men there's no turning back.<P> Mortal Prey: Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancie deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance.... <P> Naked Prey: In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: he doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay-and he's waiting for the bill.<P> Hidden Prey: Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Orslov is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why, everybody-the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves-has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan.

John Sandford Lucas Davenport Novels 1-5

by John Sandford

Suspense fans will love this "sterling quintet"* of novels featuring Minneapolis homicide investigator Lucas Davenport from "one of the most consistently entertaining crime writers working today" (Booklist). The first five in the # 1 New York Times bestselling series, with introductions by John Sandford included. *Publishers Weekly Rules of Prey Shadow Prey Eyes of Prey Silent Prey Winter Prey

John Sandford: Lucas Davenport Novels 16-20

by John Sandford

Broken Prey: The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport knows, is pushed by brain chemistry. There is something wrong with him. This isn't a bad love affair.<P> Invisible Prey: A wealthy woman and her maid are murdered. Robbery would seem the likely scenario, except that none of the clues are coming together for Lucas Davenport. At least not those he can see.<P> Phantom Prey: A widow comes home to find blood on the walls and her college-age daughter missing. She begs Lucas Davenport's wife to get Lucas involved, which he reluctantly does, until a Goth is slashed to death and Lucas starts working hard on the case. <P> Wicked Prey: The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stickup men who've spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system. All that's headache enough for Lucas Davenport-but what's about to hit him is even worse.<P> Storm Prey: When a simple robbery turns deadly, the thieves close in on the only witness: Lucas Davenport's wife...

John Sandford Lucas Davenport Novels 6-10

by John Sandford

Night Prey: A savage psychopath is playing cat and mouse with Lucas Davenport. But both killer and detective find themselves at odds with a female investigator who has intensely personal reasons for catching the killer herself-and fast.<P> MInd Prey: Davenport matches wits and wills with an obsessed kidnapper whose victims are edging ever closer to a fate worse than any nightmare...<P> Sudden Prey: After a vicious female bank robber named Candy dies in a shootout with police, her violent associates vow revenge, targeting the loved ones of the police officers involved, and it is up to Lucas Davenport to stop the nightmarish killings.<P> Secret Prey: A wealthy banker is dead, shot once in the chest during a hunting trip. There are many reasons for him to be killed, and many people who would do the deed. But who did? Lucas Davenport has an idea.<P> Certain Prey: When a wealthy socialite is murdered, the brilliant killer sets her sights on the one man who can solve the case--Lucas Davenport.

John Sandford: Virgil Flowers Novels 1-4

by John Sandford

Lucas Davenport's colleague, Minneapolis investigator Virgil Flowers, takes center stage for the first time in Dark of the Moon, "an adrenaline rush peppered with laugh-out-loud moments" (Booklist)--and the rush continues through all four suspense-packed novels in this set from #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport novels John Sandford. Dark of the Moon Heat Lightning Rough Country Bad Blood

Mad River

by John Sandford

They were average kids looking for something to do. Today they started killing people. A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are on the run through rural Minnesota--victim by victim they're having the time of their lives. But when Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for the thrill-hungry kids, things take a shocking detour.

Mad River (Virgil Flowers Series, #6)

by John Sandford

PLAYTIME IS OVER FOR VIRGIL FLOWERS. Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.

Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport #7)

by John Sandford

In the wake of the abduction of a woman and her two young daughters, deputy chief Lucas Davenport faces the most challenging case of his career, while the victim, psychiatrist Andi Manette, applies all her skills to outwit her captor.

Mortal Prey (Lucas Davenport #13)

by John Sandford

Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancie deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance.... <P> Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.

Naked Prey (Lucas Davenport #14)

by John Sandford

In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: he doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay-and he's waiting for the bill. <P> It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they're naked. "Lynching" is the word that everybody's trying not to say-but, as Lucas begins to discover, in fact the murders are not what they appear to be, and they are not the end of the story. There is worse to come-much, much worse.

The Night Crew

by John Sandford

Anna Batory is a smart, tough, ambitious video freelanceer whose nightlife consists of riding the mean streets of L.A. with her motley crew of cameramen, looking for hot stories she can tape and sell to the TV station offering the highest bid. One eventful night, she and her crew tape a raid by animal-rights activists, then hurry to the scene of a suicide, where a high-school kid has just jumped off a balcony after a drug overdose. The next morning, one of Anna's crew members turns up dead, sliced, diced, and beaten to a pulp by an obvious madman. Anna hooks up with the dead high-school kid's dad, Jake Harper, a former L.A. cop who wants to avenge his son's death. He and Anna soon find puzzling links between young Harper's death and the death of Anna's crewman. The tension spirals higher as Jake and Anna track down clues, circling ever closer to the killer. Well-orchestrated suspense, nonstop action, plenty of unexpected twists, and a superb climax will keep readers riveted.

The Night Crew

by John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where the Night Crew works. A mobile unit of video freelancers, they prowl the midnight streets to sell to the highest network bidder. Murders. Robberies. High-speed chases. For them, it is an exhilerating life. But tonight, two deaths will change everything.

Night Prey (Lucas Davenport #6)

by John Sandford

A savage psychopath is playing cat and mouse with Lucas Davenport. But both killer and detective find themselves at odds with a female investigator who has intensely personal reasons for catching the killer herself-and fast.

Phantom Prey (Lucas Davenport #18)

by John Sandford

A wealthy widow returns to her large home in an exclusive Minneapolis suburb to find blood everywhere, no body - and her student daughter missing. Instantly, she suspects the involvement of the weird Goth crowd her daughter had been hanging around with. With no sign of the widow's daughter, dead or alive, a second Goth is found slashed to death - but it's only when a third dead Goth turns up that Lucas Davenport gets involved. But the clues don't seem to add up. Then there's the young Goth who keeps appearing and disappearing. Who is she? Where does she come from and, more importantly, where does she vanish to? And why does Davenport get the sneaking suspicion that there is something else going on here - something very, very bad indeed?

Rhymes With Prey

by Jeffery Deaver John Sandford

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford--along with their popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Lucas Davenport--team up for the first time ever.The last time Lucas Davenport traveled from his home in Minnesota to New York City, it was to help his friend, NYPD detective Lily Rothenburg, catch a serial killer who was terrorizing the streets of Manhattan. So it's no surprise that Lily would ask him back to consult on another difficult case--this time, one she can't trust to her fellow NYC cops. Teaming up with New York's finest forensic mind, the irascible and brilliant Lincoln Rhyme, and Lincoln's partner Amelia Sachs, they set out to investigate the deaths of four young women, all illegal Mexicans, all of whom seem to be connected to the drug trade. The problem is: the killings may not be cartel hits--they may be carried out by corrupt cops looking to get information, and then silence the source. Or, as the veteran investigators will soon discover, they could be dealing with a very different kind of killer--and to draw him out, Lily and Amelia will have to pose as bait. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

Rough Country

by John Sandford

The murder of a successful advertising executive leads Detective Virgil Flowers to the unlikely scene of the crime: a peaceful and bucolic wooded resort. But one with as many suspects as it has secrets.

Rough Country (Virgil Flowers Series, #3)

by John Sandford

"It's a joy to announce that John Sandford is still doing everything right," wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the second adventure of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers. "Virgil acts like the best series protagonists-- becoming someone we just enjoy spending time with." Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only, a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and while it didn't start out to be a place mostly for those with Sapphic inclinations, that's pretty much what it is today. Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions, encompassing a multitude of motivations: jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, fear. Then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before. And that there's about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now. And as for the fourth ... well, Virgil better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own. Rich with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are his hallmarks, Rough Country is another immensely satisfying tale by one of our very best suspense writers.

Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport #1)

by John Sandford

The killer was mad but brilliant. He left notes with every woman he killed. Rules of murder. But Lucas Davenport isn't playing by the rules.

Secret Prey (Lucas Davenport #9)

by John Sandford

A wealthy banker is dead, shot once in the chest during a hunting trip. There are many reasons for him to be killed, and many people who would do the deed. But who did? Lucas Davenport has an idea. But this routine murder investigation is about to turn into something different. A cat-and-mouse game with a killer who does not hesitate to take the fight to Lucas himself. And those he loves... WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport #2)

by John Sandford

A Lucas Davenport thriller

Shock Wave

by John Sandford

A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests are ignored, until a bomb goes off at the megastore's Michigan headquarters--the first of a series of explosions. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and utmost fear. They do. Virgil Flowers has been enlisted to find out who's behind the dangerous acts, but the answer he uncovers may be the biggest shock of all.

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