Stolen Prey by John Sandford

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    The brilliant Lucas Davenport thriller from the number one New York Times bestselling author. 

    Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.

    There’s something about the scene that tugs at Lucas’s cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

    Until it does…

    Reviews:

    “Sandford is at his brilliant best.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

    “The climax will have you holding your breath—and the book’s very last line will leave you hoping for more.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

    Stolen Prey will make you a believer—and a reader.” —Bookreporter

    John Sandford
    John Sandford

    Imagine an entire family being tortured and murdered by crazed killers who were searching for information that the family never had?

    Think about if you worked with computers for a bank and found a way to divert millions of dollars from an automated account. It could make you feel confident that you and your accomplices committed the perfect crime. However, you learn of a software company executive and family being tortured and murdered. The killers leaving a note on the wall in improper English, “were coming?” These two words can have a chilling affect on the thieves.

    Lucas Davenport is on the case and attempts to learn what information the family might have had. Also, with the manner of the ungramatical note and torture killings, officials believe they are dealing with a group of murderous drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border. They are called Los Criminales del Norte.

    The pacing of the story is well done as the author takes us through what is happening with the killers. Then we learn the status of the investigation and then view the amature theives who had no idea of what an explosive situation they were getting themselves into.

    John Sandford is a master of dialogue and rates in the class with Elmore Leonard. His central character, Lucas Davenport, is a legendary criminal investigator whose actions and manner of apprehending criminals are realistic and make Davenport a pleasure to follow.

    This story is so well written and entertaining that it is disappointing to see the story come to its conclusion. –Michael A. Draper