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Stolen prey (edition 2012)

by John Sandford

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Title:Stolen prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
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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... ( )
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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 |
Solid book. Nothing great, but entertaining. ( )
  Djupstrom | Jul 21, 2014 |


Excellent, as always. Lots of suspense and action. ( )
  darcy36 | Jul 8, 2014 |
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In the beginning of the novel Lucas is robbed of $500 at an ATM machine by drug addicts. After the altercation Lucas suffers a bad wrist sprain. Lucas is determined to discover who the muggers are and make them pay for stealing his money and injuring him. It was just their bad luck to mug an agent for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Stolen prey has the major plot of an entire family being tortured and killed and the reason for the heinous crime. The father, mother, two daughters, and both dogs are brutally cut to pieces. It’s a very gruesome murder scene. On the wall, in blood they wrote, “Were coming.” The scene reminds Lucas of the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen from Mexican drug gangs. The investigators cannot understand how a father who ran a small software company and a wife who deals with small time politics can be involved with Mexican drug gangs.

Lucas and his team tie the murders to a money-laundering operation that crosses the border from Mexico. The Mexican government sends Inspector David Rivera and Sgt. Ana Martínez north as observers. They become anything but observers behind the scenes. Read the book and discover how deep one of these observers is connected with the Mexican drug cartel.
I really enjoyed reading the book. I was surprised to discover who the real culprits were. ( )
  ldbell500 | Jan 24, 2014 |
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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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