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Title:Stolen prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
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I just never get tired of Lucas Davenport and this audiobook is no exception. It was a little familiar so I probably read it when it first came out but the audiobook is wonderful. I love listening to his books as I run around. This starts out with a horrific murder of a family and the disappearance of $22 million dollars. Lots of action and characters with a great ending. Recommended, if you like thrillers. ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Aug 28, 2016 |
I enjoyed seeing more of Virgil Flowers in this book. Having 3 cases ongoing made for even more fun! Definitely a horrific crime involved with an interesting twist. ( )
  hglotzbach | Jul 29, 2016 |
Review: Stolen Prey by John Sandford.

It was a pleasure reading this beautifully executed mystery, great thriller and its story is full of twist and turns and creative surprises. Sandford has created an overwhelming smart, action filled plot with a lot of threads to unravel and a great twist that caught me off guard part way through the book.

The action begins when detective Lucas is called to the aftermath of a truly gruesome murder of a family of four, a software millionaire and his young family, with no evidence and no leads to the killers or why they were killed. It finally transpires that the murders have something to do with the disappearance of twenty-two million dollars from a Minneapolis bank, but whose money is it and where did it go is completely unknown.

Then the story moves ahead with many truly versatile talented characters such as: three very young hit men from a Mexican drug cartel who are called Uno, Dos and Tres because they all have the same first name of Juan, two older agents from the Mexican Federal Police, two low life methamphetamine contributors , a disagreeable BCA agent who is allegedly in charge of the case that Lucas the detective will eventually solve (the reader hopes) and the four criminals at the center of this very puzzling complex story which highlights the adventures of crimes throughout the story.

It was a good thriller and hard to put down. I enjoyed the story, it was well written and I recommend as a fast paced enjoyable mystery.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
"Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed--husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts--it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
Quick read...typical John Sanford with lots of twists and turns. Clever theft plot. ( )
  junebedell | Jan 2, 2015 |
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Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed — husband, wife, two kids, dogs. On the wall, in blood: "Were coming." No apostrophe.

There's something about the scene that tugs at Lucas's cop instincts — it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbled in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

Until it does. And that's when everybody starts coming to town: the DEA, the Mexican Federales, and some independent operators who are decidedly less welcome.

Where it all leads... will take Lucas into the darkest nightmare of his life.
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"Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed--husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts--it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life"--… (more)

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