A Lucas Davenport Novel
By John Sandford
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425267769, 464pp.)
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.
It’s the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can’t believe itthe senator’s way too smart for that, even if he is from the other party. Something’s not right.
As Davenport investigates, the trail leads to a political fixer who has disappeared, thentroublinglyto the Minneapolis police department itself, and most unsettling of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons in manipulation. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should workalong with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it happen.
John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in Minnesota.
Praise for John Sandford and the Lucas Davenport novels
“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
“Relentlessly swift…genuinely suspenseful…excellent.”—Los Angeles Times
“Sandford is a writer in control of his craft.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Excellent…compelling…everything works.”—USA Today
“Grip-you-by-the-throat thrills…a hell of a ride.”—Houston Chronicle
“Crackling, page-turning tension…great scary fun.”—New York Daily News
“Sandford is a master.”—Detroit Free Press
And Praise for Silken Prey
“Sandford’s...gallows humor and whip-smart dialogue seems fresher than ever in this tale of murder and political dirty tricks.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Dirty political tricksters give Lucas Davenport his most satisfying case in years… Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Sandford expertly ratchets up the suspense and delivers some nifty surprises.”—Publishers Weekly