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Silken Prey

Book 23, Prey

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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

“If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels “a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, “If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 25, 2013 – Governor Elmer Henderson hands Lucas Davenport a political hot potato in bestseller Sandford s intriguing 23rd thriller featuring the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent (after 2012 s Stolen Prey). Incumbent Republican Sen. Porter Smalls had a slight lead for reelection, until a campaign volunteer accidentally discovered child porn on Smalls s computer. Now Taryn Grant a wealthy, ambitious, ruthless Democratic newcomer might pull off an upset. Though Henderson is a Democrat, he believes Smalls has been framed, and tasks Davenport with quietly and quickly investigating. Up against two of Grant s security men, both tough ex-military operatives, and the election deadline, Davenport needs all his smarts plus help from fellow BCA agent Virgil Flowers (the star of his own series) and computer genius Kidd. Sandford expertly ratchets up the suspense and delivers some nifty surprises as Davenport deals with political nastiness and paybacks regardless of party affiliations.

Customer Reviews

Silken prey

Sounds too good to be true! And how vaguely familiar re, recent
Crazy , republican primaries ... I can't wait! You go John!!!

Silken Prey

I waited and waited for this book. Loved having Davenport back. Read the book in a day. Loved it

Silken Prey

I suppose I could say this was just another John Sandford novel; in fact, I can say that. WOW! Trying to keep up with all the puzzle pieces was hard enough and then suddenly the light goes on and I could see what he was seeing. This was a wonderful 'reunion' of Sandford's great characters. Having Davenport, Flowers, and Kidd working together all with their balancing act on the edge of legal. I will never, ever get tired of Lucas Davenport. Sandford doesn't try to make him the buy who can 'save' humanity from itself, rather he's the guy who shows you humanity, with all its scars, blemishes and quirks is still good. Then there are the bad guys. Sometimes Sandford's bad guys have good qualities. The REAL bad guys this time didn't really have redeeming qualities. Sometimes good people can do "bad" things for good reasons or at least understandable reasons. Personally, if nothing more, Sandford has once again shown that people are complex and while good and evil can be pretty clear--arriving there can cross lines. I look forward to the next Flowers' novel in the fall, but Lucas will always be my hero.

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Silken Prey
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 480 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 23, Prey
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