Silent Prey (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 1, 1993 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Dr. Mike Bekker, a psychotic pathologist, is back on the streets, doing what he does best?murdering one helpless victim after another. Lucas Davenport knows he should have killed Bekker when he had the chance. Now he has a second opportunity?and the time to hesitate is through.


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Good character development and plenty of plot twists - Goodreads
The amount of plot twists is insane. - Goodreads
Suspenseful. A page turner. - Goodreads
great ending, I'm hoping for a follow-up of this one! - Goodreads
Easy read, good plot. - Goodreads
And then the action comes at a much faster pace. - Goodreads

Review: Silent Prey (Lucas Davenport #4)

User Review  - Harry Lane - Goodreads

Sequel or sorts to Rules of Prey. Not that the previous story is essential to this one, which moves along at the brisk pace one expects from Sandford. His take on police procedure in this one strikes ... Read full review

Review: Silent Prey (Lucas Davenport #4)

User Review  - Carol Macdowell - Goodreads

Lucas Davenport is a strong character who can slog his way through any situation. Always popular with the ladies this sometimes gets him into bad situations that are ofttimes humourous. Good read. Read full review



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About the author (1993)

"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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