Chosen Prey (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 7, 2001 - Fiction - 400 pages
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A New York Times bestseller! Lucas Davenport returns in the most harrowing and unexpected Prey novel yetthe story of a congenial man, and his most uncongenial obsession... Art history professor James Qatar’s hobby was taking secret photographs of women. At night when he was all alone he’d dream about them and indulge his fantasies. Then one day his fantasy went too far. Now it’s Qatar’s turn to become an obsessionof Davenport’s. And for both men there’s no turning back.


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The ending is really good. - Goodreads
It lightens up a mostly dark plot. - Goodreads
This one has my favorite ending yet. - Goodreads
The ending left me wanting to start the next one. - Goodreads

Review: Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport #12)

User Review  - Hyderali Shaikh - Goodreads

Totally Compelling & Engrossing!! I'm glad that I pick this book from library which is my first of John Sandford. You'll never be disappointed. The characters, story, plot & everything in this book is ... Read full review

Review: Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport #12)

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Another terrific episode in the life of Lucas Davenport. Bumping this up from four and a half stars because the ending was so real. The interplay between the cops and the lawyers was priceless, making the end the very best part of the book. And that doesn't often happen in a thriller. Read full review

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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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