Sudden Prey (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 1997 - Fiction - 464 pages
25 Reviews
"Grabs you by the shirt from the start." (Chicago Tribune) Davenport falls prey to the purest-and deadliest-criminal motivation: revenge.


  

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Fast paced page turner. - Goodreads
I particularly enjoyed the sub-plot with the dirty cop. - Goodreads
What really made this a page turner was the pacing. - Goodreads
The two stories have slightly similar story lines. - Goodreads
This is a high tension page turner. - Goodreads

Review: Sudden Prey (Lucas Davenport #8)

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Fast paced page turner. Read full review

Review: Sudden Prey (Lucas Davenport #8)

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

What can I say? I like John Sandford's character, Lucas Davenport. This is simply a cop novel. No deep insights, no philosophical discoveries, just plain entertainment. However, they are pretty darn good cop novels. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter ONE
1
Chapter TWO
18
Chapter THREE
24
Chapter FOUR
45
Chapter FIVE
62
Chapter SIX
75
Chapter SEVEN
83
Chapter EIGHT
93
Chapter SEVENTEEN
236
Chapter EIGHTEEN
247
Chapter NINETEEN
254
Chapter TWENTY
273
Chapter TWENTYONE
283
Chapter TWENTYTWO
289
Chapter TWENTYTHREE
297
Chapter TWENTYFOUR
308

Chapter NINE
101
Chapter TEN
131
Chapter ELEVEN
142
Chapter TWELVE
168
Chapter THIRTEEN
187
Chapter FOURTEEN
202
Chapter FIFTEEN
220
Chapter SIXTEEN
228
Chapter TWENTYFIVE
314
Chapter TWENTYSIX
318
Chapter TWENTYSEVEN
328
Chapter TWENTYEIGHT
333
Chapter TWENTYNINE
342
Chapter THIRTY
353
Chapter THIRTYONE
366
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About the author (1997)

"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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