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Buried Prey [Hardcover]

John Sandford
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May 10 2011 Prey (Book 21)
Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.


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

 "One of Sandford's best."
(Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of twenty-two Prey novels, most recently Stolen Prey; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Shock Wave; and six other books. He lives in Minnesota.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Davenport's beginnings... May 10 2011
By Luanne Ollivier #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruried Prey uncovers more than bodies. June 28 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a great murder mystery. What I enjoyed just as much however, was the look back we got into Davenports career. We find out how many of his lasting friendships were formed and how they helped shape him as a detective. Sandford isn't afraid of shocking losses, or painful revelations. His characters are real and flawed.
His next can't come soon enough for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another thriller from john sandford Aug. 12 2013
By Dodi TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
another thriller featuring Davenport as the detective in charge. Sandford's books are always a good read. He has an additional series now besides the Prey series that features another detective that is now familiar from the Prey series: Virgil Flowers
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fan May 12 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Consistent Sandford. I started reading his books after picking one up at a used book store. Living in Manitoba and travelling a lot in Minnesota and North Dakota, with weather patterns and geography being similar, it was easy to transport oneself to the storyline. I became an observer of events in each of his books.

Clearly Sandford has his book pattern well established and simply put, keep it up and I'll keep buying them all.
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