Silken Prey

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Penguin Group USA, 2013 - Fiction - 406 pages
37 Reviews
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times?bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

?If you haven't read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”?Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he's waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, ?Hey, I think he's breathing,” and another voice says, ?Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that's the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man's disappearance, then?very troublingly?to the Minneapolis police department, then?most troublingly of all?to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

Filled with John Sandford's trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels ?a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, ?If you haven't read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”

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User Review  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

This segment of the Davenport series felt like a distinct departure. Instead of a a straight mystery/thriller, this was much more about dirty politics. Davenport's search for a missing lobbyist allows ... Read full review

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User Review  - jepeters333 - LibraryThing

At 1:15AM a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he's on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. Lucas Davenport is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

JOHN SANDFORD is the author of twenty-three Prey novels; six Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Mad River; and six other books. He lives in California and New Mexico.

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