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Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Prey Series Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101617045

Publisher Description

Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

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Quotes

  • “Sandford has outdone himself, plotwise, not only in terms of ingenuity but also in sheer perversity…It’s just good, dark, perverse, bloody fun. There are crime writers who are more challenging than Sandford, who plunge more deeply into the human condition, but it’s hard to think of anyone who is more consistently entertaining. You want to know the only thing wrong with this guy? He makes it look easy.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Hidden Prey is a welcome change from the avalanche of thrillers about Islamic terrorists.”

    - New York Daily News
  • “Intriguing…That Sandford makes this unlikely plot believable is a mark of his mastery of the technical aspects of the mystery form and a testament to his overall writing skills. Readers will be pleased with this relaxed version of the moody Minneapolis investigator.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Deft, action-packed, and slyly funny. Just when you thought the silky smooth Sandford couldn’t possibly get better, he does.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “The sixteenth Prey novel is less harrowing and not as dark as many of its predecessors. It’s also more humorous…with deft Davenport observations on the curious behavior of the opposite sex in general and on Russian women in particular. Similarities to previous Preythrillers: high entertainment value; deftly rendered characterizations; and clever, believable dialogue.”

    - Booklist
  • Relentlessly swift...genuinely suspenseful...excellent.

    - Los Angeles Times  
  • Sandford is a writer in control of his craft.

    - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Excellent...compelling...everything works.

    - USA Today
  • Grip-you-by-the-throat thrills...a hell of a ride.

    - Houston Chronicle  
  • Crackling, page-turning tension...great scary fun.

    - The New York Daily News
  • Enough pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement to keep you up way past bedtime.

    - Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • One of the most engaging characters in contemporary fiction.

    - Detroit News  
  • Positively chilling.

    - St. Petersburg Times
  • Just right for fans of The Silence of the Lambs.

    - Booklist  
  • One of the most horrible villains this side of Hannibal.

    - Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Ice-pick chills...excruciatingly tense...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller.

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " More like 3 and 1/2 stars. This was a random grocery store pick up and well worth the read. I don't normally read crime novels but I will read more. "

    - Jonathan, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Old crimes lead to new murder. Impossible to put down. "

    - Ann, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not too bad, but if you're reading John Sandford for the first time, don't read this. It's slow moving compared to the others and the plot is a tad more complicated. "

    - A.g., 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent. I am on a roll. I love this series. So exciting. Cannot put down. "

    - Glynda, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought the book was very interesting and well written. "

    - Emily, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting premise, but difficult to swallow. I like Sandford's writing style and the main character, Lucas. This story line seemed a bit implausible, but still entertaining. Tho one ended with some open issues that perhaps could surface in later novels. "

    - John, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yet another Johns Sandford, Lucas Davenport novel. It was as good as all the rest. "

    - Ethan, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is another mystery series I read when I can't settle on something else at the library. I'd place John Sanford with James Lee Burke and early Elizabeth George at the top of my mystery series heap. The characters are complex, the stories not too predictable, the pace breakneck. Necks are broken, too. I've read four or five of the "Prey" series. They don't disappoint. "

    - Marguerite, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed it! Very well written! "

    - Sara, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked the whole "spy" thing and the way Lucas has a double standard for himself and everyone else "

    - Daniel, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An awesome story of murder, espionage, sex and did I mention murder? Sandford's Lucas Davenport at his crime solving best! "

    - Dave, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a good mystery with some surprises ... fun read "

    - Donna, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Admittedly, this wasn't my favorite book among the Prey series. This one involves a murdered Russian, spy rings, and a Russian cop tagging along with Davenport to catch the killer. It moves along quickly enough, but the storyline just wasn't as interesting to me as past Prey books. "

    - Julie, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a good one! It's one of those books that you can't seem to put down. Great character development and a gripping plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I hope Sandford's other "Prey" books are just as good. I can't wait to read the next one. "

    - Lee, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Though I liked the Russian idea, I thought this was a bit weaker than the previous couple of books in the Prey series that I've read. It was a bit difficult to get behind the complex group of family bad guys. "

    - Herzog, 11/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As usual, John Sandford delivers a fast pace book with characters that you can root for, as well as a few twists thrown in. "

    - Renne, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The first John Sandford I've read. There will be more! "

    - Katherine, 10/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " One of the better one's in the middle. None will be as good as Rules of Prey. "

    - Lara, 9/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm sure it's fine, but when the tape I was listening to broke, I couldn't get into the book on the page. I usually like his stuff, but the Russian angle wasn't super compelling. "

    - Jen, 9/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a fun read for me-like mental floss for a rainy day. I'm guessing I jumped into the middle of a series, but it can stand alone I think. Like I said-perfect mental floss. "

    - Jeff, 9/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the second "Prey" book I've read (the first was Mortal Prey). I like this character. He's a straight up cop with a talent for solving crime. I plan on reading more of these. "

    - Mitch, 8/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another solid Lucas Davenport thriller. The ending felt too sudden, but the plot was original and Sanford created another great villain in Burt. "

    - Jon, 7/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have read almost all of John Sandford's Lucus Davenport books. The lanuage gets pretty rough in some of his books, not so much in this one so it was easier to read. A secret Soviet cell in Minnisota? Humm interesting. "

    - Donna, 5/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My second reading as I go through the bookks in the order he wrote them "

    - Jim, 4/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book, writing is a little disjointed at times. "

    - Mary, 4/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really great and kept me coming back for more. Wonderful character development, even cameo characters. Would definately read another from this author. "

    - Pat, 4/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Russian spies and Davenport? Of course it works! Another brilliant book in the series. "

    - Roman, 3/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As always, another fine Prey book from the master of action-packed thrillers, John Sandford. "

    - Jenn, 2/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Parts of it was really good but then Mr. Sandford would get off track and start on something to me that wasn't even relevant to the story but whenh he followed the plot it was very intense. "

    - Elvis, 2/2/2013

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of more than thirty Prey novels, as well as novels in the Kidd series and the Virgil Flowers series, among other books.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He won the prestigious Audie Award and was a finalist for four Audie Awards, including for Best Solo Male Narrator. He was named an AudioFile "Voice of the Last Century" and a "Rising and Shining Star."  He earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards, including being named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.