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Product Details

  • Series: Prey (Book 21)
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Books; First Edition edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780425247891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425247891
  • ASIN: 0425247899
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 “Edgy and taut, inventive, and intense.”
(Richmond Times-Dispatch)

 "One of Sandford's best."
(Publishers Weekly)

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-one Prey novels, four Kidd novels, The Night Crew, Dead Watch and the four Virgil Flowers novels, Dark of the Moon, Heat Lightning, Rough Country and Bad Blood.

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John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archaeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org. In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.

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Interesting/compelling characters, great plot, well written.
Mark H.
As a reader of mystery you will find this book one you will want to get your hands on soon and give it a read.
A. B. Perchorowicz
Kept me wanting to read on, I liked the twists and turns,, the plot kept on changing it was great.
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319 of 328 people found the following review helpful By Luan Gaines HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
There's nothing like Sandford's "Prey" series to get you out of the reading doldrums. In Buried Prey, Sandford is at the top of his game, featuring fan favorite Lucas Davenport. Over the years, Lucas has risen from patrol to detective, now a top investigator in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. And like every seasoned detective, one case has burdened Davenport's conscience, the abduction and assumed murder of two young girls that occurs just as Lucas is breaking out of patrol work, angling for detective. Davenport accepts his superior's resolution to the case in spite of serious reservations. Now, twenty-five years later, the bodies of the Jones sisters are discovered at a construction site and Lucas is reexamining the case that has haunted his career. How many other victims have died through his willingness to acquiesce to authority?

In an inspired plot device, Sandford reintroduces the young and ambitious Lucas Davenport ("Then"), walking him through the Jones investigation, his eagerness to advance and the political realities he has yet to appreciate. Unfortunately, lack of training and seniority hamper Lucas in a system that doesn't reward renegades. "Now" examines the consequences of Davenport's decision not to buck the system, the found bodies a grim reminder that the real killer has remained free. Balancing his personal life with the finely-honed instincts of a successful career, Lucas is not exempt from the risks in this particular investigation, nor immune to the violence that follows in the killer's wake.

Of all his characters, Lucas Davenport is the most iconic, Sandford developing his protagonist over time, his personal and professional life grist for the series.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Luanne Ollivier TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
John Sandford is the author of a series I've followed for many, many years. His latest book in the Lucas Davenport series is Buried Prey. (Released today)

Davenport has been a cop in the Minneapolis area for many years, working his way up the ladder. He currently works for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA, often troubleshooting for the governor. But a case from the past is literally unearthed and Davenport is forced to confront the unthinkable. Was the wrong man convicted of the murder of two young girls? Has the real killer been preying on children for the last 25 years?

The disappearance of the Jones girls in 1985 marked the beginning of Lucas's career as a detective.

"In the first year as a cop, working patrol and then, briefly, as a dope guy, he'd felt that he was learning things at a ferocious rate: about the street, life, death, sex, love, hate, fear, stupidity, jealousy and accident, and all the other things that brought citizens in contact with the cops. Then the learning tailed off. Now investigating, the feeling was back. He was crude and he knew it, but it was interesting and he'd get better at it."

The first part of the book is set in 1985 and we get to see a young Davenport. It was so much fun to watch Lucas begin what we know is a long and colourful career. One of my favourite supporting characters has always been Del Capslock. In Buried Prey we are privy to the first pairing up of Lucas and Del. Their witty banter has continued to this day. The tone is set for what we know of Lucas today as well - his way with women, his obsession with clothes and his 'outside the box' methods.

"Lucas, on the other hand, was a poor leader.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Morse VINE VOICE on May 10, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Writing good modern fiction is a difficult thing to do--I should know because I've tried. Sanford makes it look easy in this 21st "Prey" book about detective Lucas Davenport. The plot is gripping, the characters and dialogue are entertaining, and the writing style is decent. After 20 of the 400 pages, you'll know what I mean.

The story is set up like this: Two mummified 25-year-old bodies turn up at a demolition site: the missing bodies from Davenport's first case as a detective. Through flashbacks, we see that Davenport had screwed up and the wrong man was charged with the girls' murders. Flash forward and Davenport wants justice done finally. A good mix of past/present plot combined with a recipe of high technology and Bruce Willis-esque rugged cop intuition push Davenport to the actual killer. But once the cop smells blood, he learns the criminal may not be done.

I haven't read the other books in the series, but this one stands alone fine. Sanford is very talented and "Buried Prey" is an excellent read for this genre.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl McCallister on May 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have to admit, I've been a little worried about Lucas Davenport. Being happy--not being depressed--seemed in the last few books to have blunted his edge, or maybe put him a bit behind the curve. I was starting to worry that Sandford had given us Virgil Flowers because he was going to kill Lucas.

But THIS is the Lucas I know and love of old.

This is the Lucas that tracked down the maddog, destroyed Quentin Daniels and took out Clara Rinker. This is MY Lucas, and he is back and not likely to be happy any time soon.

And the last paragraph says he's on his way down; deeper than he's ever been, maybe. Maybe Letty can keep him from going all the way to the bottom, but I think that Weather's reactions to the murder of one of Lucas' own says that Weather doesn't have it in her. In fact, I think Weather's reactions may make everything worse.

I look forward to the further adventures on the dark side of Lucas Davenport.

(PS: It's easier to fall out of a boat than Virgil Flowers thinks.)
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