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Field of Prey (2014)

by John Sandford

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Series: Lucas Davenport (24)

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The night after the 4th of July, Layton Burns, Jr. of Red Wing, MN finally got lucky. And unlucky. He'd picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend - an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private and quiet. The only problem was. . . something smelled bad, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies, and counting. And if that weren't bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? Because one thing was for sure: The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. ( )
  jepeters333 | Jan 7, 2017 |
Synopsis: Lucas Davenport is working on trying to track down the perpetrator of a Ponzi scheme, and is having mixed success, when he and several of his team are called in to work a serial killing. Two kids find a dump site for at least 20 bodies of young, blond, women who have been killed at the rate of about 1 per year. Lucas meets Catrin Mattsson, a tough, female cop who is also working on this case. They reach an understanding and Lucas begins to feel that Catrin has the potential to become a BCA agent, if this case doesn’t kill her first.

Review: This is a very good book, particularly in that you don’t know until toward the end of the book exactly what is happening with the killer. The satisfying ending makes me hope that Catrin will make an appearance in a subsequent book or two. ( )
  DrLed | Sep 7, 2016 |
John Sanford never fails to deliver a great story with one of my favorite characters, Lucas Davenport. I listened to this on audio and it was hard to stop and get out of the car! Lucas is sent out to an abandoned farm where a body has been found in a hidden cistern. It quickly gets out of hand when they find the remains of 17 girls in the cistern spanning a period of about 20 years. Lucas thinks it's someone local as the police fan out across the countryside looking for a particularly vicious killer and his odd accomplice. Lots of twists and turns as the killers try to get the police to look in other directions. This is not for the faint of heart, but if you like thrillers, you will love this! ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Aug 1, 2016 |
A great read, suspenseful, action, but a fairly predictable ending. The exception is the capture of the police officer by the primary criminal. ( )
  Bauernfeind | Jun 4, 2016 |
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The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another, and another....

My Thoughts:

John Sanford never disappoints. This plot seemed solved very early into the book, so it was intriguing to watch more and more unfold. Another fast paced thriller from this author. The same great characters plus a new heroine and, of course, a monstrous villain make for an excellent read.. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399162380, Hardcover)

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.
 
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.

By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?

Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:38 -0400)

Lucas Davenport investigates the discovery of several bodies in an abandoned Minnesota farmyard, discovering the work of a local serial killer who has been murdering one victim every summer for years.

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