The Night Crew

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Wheeler Pub., 1997 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Anna Batory runs the night crew. Small, dark-haired, shy but tough, a Wisconsin farm girl on the streets of Los Angeles, she roams the city with her small band of video free-lancers in their truck from ten to dawn, looking for news: accidents, robberies, murders, demonstrations - anything they can shoot and sell to the local stations or the networks. It's an exhilarating life ... until the day two deaths shake their world. The first is the jumper. Five stories up, perched on the ledge of a hotel window, dark pants, white shirt, just standing there - and then he's gone, falling through the air toward their cameras. The second is Jason, one of Anna's cameramen. Strangely affected by the jumper, he quits the scene early that night, not to be seen again until his body turns up on the beach several hours later, shot in the head. The police wonder if it's drug-related, but Anna isn't so sure, and the more she looks into it on her own, the more the ghosts of the past - hers, Jason's, and finally the jumper's - begin to emerge, until her whole world turns as dark and dangerous as the night itself.

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Easy read - a page turner - Goodreads
Lots of plot twists. - Goodreads
I love Sandford's pace. - Goodreads
Involving plot with a predictable twist. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen McGill - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of John Sandford but this one left me a little flat. Characters that I could not really care about and a fairly convoluted storyline. It won't turn me off reading him but it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luann - Goodreads

Not a bad story but not one of Sandford's best. The characters were weak and not enduring. The story had a lot going on that made it hard to follow at times. It seemed a bit drawn out. Read full review

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John Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before entering the U.S. Army and serving in Korea, he received a bachelor's degree in American history from the University of Iowa in 1966. After leaving the service, he received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. During the 1970s, he worked at The Miami Herald, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1985, he began researching the lives of a farm family caught in the midst of the crisis of American farming. The article, Life on the Land: An American Farm Family, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Non-Deadline Feature Writing. After winning the Pulitzer Prize, he began writing fiction. His works include the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series. In 2014 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Field of Prey, Uncaged and Deadline.. He has also written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art.

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