Broken Prey (Lucas Davenport Mysteries) Edition: Unabridged

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The first corpse is found on a riverbank. The second in an isolated farmhouse. Both have been savagely beaten, the skin flayed from their bodies, their throats cut. For both victims, there's a DNA match. Charlie Pope, a convicted sex offender recently released from the Minnesota Security Hospital, has cut himself free from his court-imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. Now all Lucas Davenport has to do is find him. But something about this case doesn't smell right. The killings were meticulously calculated and methodical. Pope is of low mental intelligent, incapable of careful forethought and planning. All the evidence points to Pope - but Davenport has his doubts. To find the answers, he must track down his key suspect. And to do that, he'll need the help of the Big Three: three vicious serial killers locked up in the state Security Hospital. Three killers as cunning as they are deranged...

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John Sandford delivers yet another blistering tale from the life of Lucas Davenport, surely one of the most attractive cops on the crime-fiction beat today The plot is complex and full of red herrings. The Associated Press
Sandford ratchets up the tension and suspense in tough, spare prose that shows us rather than tells us what is going on Broken Prey more than lives up to its predecessors in what has become a bestselling franchise in the mystery/thriller genre. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nonstop tension. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The plotline twists (just when you think you have everything figured out, you don t) will surprise even the most jaded reader of thrillers Broken Prey is taut and tangy. A reader who expects to read half one night and half the next may find his or her light on well into the small hours, unable to stop till the final page. That s Sandford s trademark, and a fine one at that. Richmond Times-Dispatch
Sandford is probably the best thriller writer working today, and his Prey series is proof. In this one, Lucas Davenport tracks a particularly disturbing serial killer. San Antonio Express-News
A real whodunit it contains supersized servings of all the elements readers have come to treasure in the series: Davenport s quirky, self-deprecating, and ironic worldview; plenty of graveyard humor; and a dynamic sense of place, from the Minnesota countryside to the foreboding gothic architecture of the asylum." Booklist (starred review)
A tale so fast-moving you won t even notice the unobtrusively expert detective work till the second time around. Kirkus Reviews

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"John Sandford delivers yet another blistering tale from the life of Lucas Davenport, surely one of the most attractive cops on the crime-fiction beat today...The plot is complex and full of red herrings."--The Associated Press
"Sandford ratchets up the tension and suspense in tough, spare prose that shows us rather than tells us what is going on...Broken Prey more than lives up to its predecessors in what has become a bestselling franchise in the mystery/thriller genre."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Nonstop tension."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The plotline twists (just when you think you have everything figured out, you don't) will surprise even the most jaded reader of thrillers...Broken Prey is taut and tangy. A reader who expects to read half one night and half the next may find his or her light on well into the small hours, unable to stop till the final page. That's Sandford's trademark, and a fine one at that."--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Sandford is probably the best thriller writer working today, and his 'Prey' series is proof. In this one, Lucas Davenport tracks a particularly disturbing serial killer."--San Antonio Express-News
"A real whodunit...it contains supersized servings of all the elements readers have come to treasure in the series: Davenport's quirky, self-deprecating, and ironic worldview; plenty of graveyard humor; and a dynamic sense of place, from the Minnesota countryside to the foreboding gothic architecture of the asylum."--Booklist (starred review)
"A tale so fast-moving you won't even notice the unobtrusively expert detective work till the second time around."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author:

John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of seventeen PREY novels, four KIDD novels and the stand-alone thriller, DEAD WATCH. He lives in Minnesota. Visit www.johnsandford.org

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