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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781101526224
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Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.

"One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.

In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Edgy and taut, inventive, and intense.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  •  “One of Sandford’s best.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A suspenseful novel about long-buried truth; a revealing flashback about a popular series crime fighter.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Bestseller Sandford is relentless.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shu | 2/18/2014

    " Loved this mystery. A detective solves a murder of two you girls from his childhood. Had me guessing until the end. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Stewart | 2/14/2014

    " Borrowed from the library on my Kindle "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Allmaras | 2/14/2014

    " A Lucas Davenport story. A nice fast read with a good plot line and a few interesting twists. A 25 year old mystery murder becomes prominent again when the bodies of two missing young sisters are discovered. When a old house is being knocked down a construction crew discovers the sisters. Lucas who cut his teeth as a newbie detective on this case originally wants in on this case. He had always felt remiss on this case from the beginning when he felt the murders were pinned on another man. He was never able to solve the case to his intuitions satisfaction. First half of the book goes over the original investigation and explains Lucas's original drive that carries him through so many of these stories. The second half brings us up back to date and the fun begins. A worthy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/12/2014

    " Just continuing with my current John Sandford focus. Light murder mystery reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Mccall | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed the concept of Lucas Davenport as a young ambitious cop. The connection between present and past is written very efficently. Like all the "Prey" books a quick and fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 1/30/2014

    " I don't know how John Sandford keeps thinking of new plots, but he dos it superbly. I'm always excited to read a new one. I like the local descriptions of the Twin Cities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 1/28/2014

    " Satisfactory, with the bonus of half the story being about davenport's early career "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Gunter | 1/28/2014

    " John Sandford is the best story teller living on our planet. Lucas Davenport is his finest creation. The 21st Prey book is a perfect reminder why I feel compelled to immediately purchase everything Sandford writes. I cannot be be more positive about this book, series or author. The best of the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lianne | 1/15/2014

    " An excellent thriller. Engaging characters, a well thought-out plot, and very well paced with a couple of twists to keep you guessing. This was a real page turner, it's the first time I've read anything by Sandford, on the basis of this book, it won't be the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/26/2013

    " Been awhile since I read any John Sanford books. Now I remember how much I liked him. Love his character of Lucas Davenport. This book is about his very first case. It goes back and forth to then and now....highly recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Satchell | 10/1/2013

    " If you follow the series...this book has a very sad part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 23skadoo40 | 9/1/2013

    " Good read but as a reader of the Davenport series, it made me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi Bullard | 6/21/2013

    " I should have known better than to start this on a weekend when I had a long to-do list. As with all of the Sanford books, I couldn't put it down. This does not disappoint. Sanford seems to be able to keep up the quality in a way that few authors can manage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Grossi | 6/8/2013

    " Checked out yesterday at our wonderful library and finished at 2 this morning. I love Lucas Davenport stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin LeBlanc | 6/3/2013

    " It was my first John Sanford book, think I will read another in this series. I kinda liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 3/21/2013

    " This is the first Sandford book I've read and I really enjoyed it, especially the Minneapolis setting. Sandford's a pro at the crime thriller; I look forward to reading more of his Prey series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Manning | 3/1/2013

    " While the plot was the standard "case from out of the past comes to haunt the main character", but it was still nicely done. The strong points are the characters & the somewhat grim humor. Overall, nicely done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Close | 1/14/2013

    " Nice to have a large part of the book be a flashback to the 80's when Lucas was a brand-new detective. In the 80's the hunt focuses on a homeless man, but Lucas feels they are missing the real killer. Very nicely and evenly written procedural hunting a predator across several decades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/22/2012

    " John Sandford always surprises me with his great writing. Not only are his books good mysteries, but have touches of real humor and insight into the minds of men. I enjoy each book he has written, and the fact they are set in Minneapolis-sorta close to me- makes them even more attractive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 9/30/2012

    " I like this series. It's fun that they take place in Mpls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vannessagrace Vannessagrace | 12/9/2011

    " Though the story was weak, Richard Ferrone did an excellent job of narrating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim George | 11/14/2011

    " Lucas Davenport is a slick detective. The author weaves the best cop stories! Always a great beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/9/2011

    " Another great Lucas Davenport book!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Gibbon | 7/27/2011

    " I thought this book was a little tedious ....almost too much detail in the backstory. In the end it was a good read, but I'm not sure I would "run" to get another "prey" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen | 5/21/2011

    " John Sandford just keeps getting better! In Buried Prey, Lucas Davenport is transported back to his days as a patrol cop and his first case as a temporary detective, when the bodies of two young girls, dead for 20 years are discovered. Lucas vows to find the killer. A book I couldn't put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nette | 5/20/2011

    " I thought it was very clever to give us a flashback to the youthful Lucas Davenport, back when he was pure ambition and lust, and bookend it with the older, somewhat tamed version. And the villain was especially icky, which is always good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judiw | 5/19/2011

    " Like coming back to a comfy chair .. same characters, no growth but still a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 5/19/2011

    " Good book. Very classic John Sandford! Looking forward to the next Flowers book too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn J. | 5/18/2011

    " Sandford didn't disappoint me with this story of a cold case that turns red hot. It gave me a look into Davenport's past, some quality face time for secondary characters, and a race-to-the-crossing ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 5/18/2011

    " Excellent book. I like that it gives you some of the back story of Lucas when he first became a detective.
    there were a couple continuity issues that long- time fans of the series will catch but nothing major. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/17/2011

    " Another solid thriller from Sanford . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 5/17/2011

    " This book goes from the present to past to present. It is fun to see a young Lucas Davenport and Del Capslock. I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/17/2011

    " This one kept me up ALL night. Just couldn't stop reading. It was so much better than that last few PREY books. Although I'm exhausted now, it's a good exhausted, the kind that comes from finishing up a really good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/16/2011

    " I loved this book. Still not sure if Silent Prey is better, but Lucas Davenport and crew are fantastic. Love the inside scoop of how to solve a mystery. "

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About the Author
Author John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986 and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also won the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of more than thirty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.