The Devil's Code (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 1, 2001 - Fiction - 368 pages
66 Reviews
When Kiddartist, computer whiz, and professional criminal—learns of a colleague’s murder, he doesn’t buy the official story: that a jittery security guard caught the hacker raiding the files of a high-tech Texas corporation. It’s not what his friend was looking for that got him killed. It’s what he already knew. For Kidd and LuEllen, infiltrating the firm is the first move. Discovering the secrets of its devious entrepreneur is the next. But it’s more than a secretit’s a conspiracy. And it’s landed Kidd and LuEllen in the cross-hairs of an unknown assassin hellbent on conning the life out of the ultimate con artists…
  

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Better plot than the first in thew series. - Goodreads
Twisting plot and sneaking around. - Goodreads
I thought character development was superb. - Goodreads
The plot often lagged. - Goodreads
This first book felt fresh in the writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Devil's Code (Kidd & LuEllen #3)

User Review  - Dennis Osborne - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of the Virgil Flowers & Lucas Davenport series by Sandford, but this Kidd series is seriously lacking-it was a struggle to get through. Hopefully Sandford, drops this altogether Read full review

Review: The Devil's Code (Kidd & LuEllen #3)

User Review  - Norma - Goodreads

I felt it was hard to get into the book and the characters. But I read this book and have not read the first two. Maybe that will change my opinion. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
27
Chapter 4
50
Chapter 5
65
Chapter 6
71
Chapter 7
82
Chapter 8
101
Chapter 16
195
Chapter 17
209
Chapter 18
225
Chapter 19
238
Chapter 20
242
Chapter 21
257
Chapter 22
269
Chapter 23
284

Chapter 9
110
Chapter 10
115
Chapter 11
131
Chapter 12
146
Chapter 13
164
Chapter 14
177
Chapter 15
182
Chapter 24
294
Chapter 25
310
Chapter 26
316
Chapter 27
332
Chapter 28
339
AUTHORS NOTE
353
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

"Like the best writers in this genre—Dashiell Hammett, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain among them—John Sandford evokes his netherworld with authentic dialogue and meticulous details."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and received his first training as a journalist and reporter when he was in Korea for 15 months working for his base paper.

After the army, Camp spent 10 months working for the Cape Girardeau Se Missourian newspaper before returning to the University of Iowa for his Masters in Journalism. From 1971 to 1978, he worked as a general assignment reporter for the Miami Herald, covering killings and drug cases, among other beats, with his colleague, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edna Buchanan.

In 1978, Camp joined the St. Paul Pioneer Press as a features reporter. He became a daily columnist at the newspaper in 1980. In the same year, he was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for an article he wrote on the Native American communities in Minnesota and North Dakota and their modern day social problems. In 1986, Camp won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for a series of articles on the farm crisis in the Midwest.

Camp has written fourteen books in the bestselling "Prey" series under the name John Sandford. The titles in this series, which features Lucas Davenport, include Rules of Prey, Shadow Prey, Eyes of Prey, Silent Prey, Winter Prey, Night Prey, Mind Prey, Sudden Prey, Secret Prey, Certain Prey, Easy Prey, Chosen Prey, Naked Prey, Broken Prey, Invisible Prey, and now, Phantom Prey.

With the "Prey" series, Sandford has displayed a brilliance of characterization and pace that has earned him wide praise and made the books national bestsellers. He has been hailed as a "born storyteller" (San Diego Tribune), his work as "the kind of trimmed-to-the-bone thriller you can't put down" (Chicago Tribune), and Davenport as "one of the most engaging (and iconoclastic) characters in contemporary fiction." (Detroit News)

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