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4.00029806259314 out of 54.00029806259314 out of 54.00029806259314 out of 54.00029806259314 out of 54.00029806259314 out of 5 4.00 (6,710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342767
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It begins and ends with a death. For months, Lucas Davenport’s men have been tracking a vicious female bank robber named Candy, and when they finally catch up with her, she does not go quietly. In the ensuing shoot-out, she dies—and Davenport’s nightmare starts, for her associates are even worse than she was, particularly her husband, a deeply violent man who swears an appropriate revenge: first he will find the names of those responsible; then he will kill those nearest and dearest to them, just the way they did Candy.

So it begins. The husband of one officer is shot and killed. The wife of another is ambushed at work. When a third attack is thwarted, the pattern becomes clear to Davenport, and with an urgency born of rage and terror, he presses the hunt, desperately trying to track down the killers before they can strike again, before they can reach out for Davenport’s own loved ones. But in this effort, he may already be too late.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The stakes are high, the characters rich, the action relentless—here’s a thriller that will make your hair stand on end.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As always with Sandford, excellent writing is the icing on an enjoyable cake.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “What could have been a routine psycho-killer-on-the-prowl caper is given a unique twist by the presence of a crooked cop, Stadic, whom LaChaise bribes for information about his prey…Fans of previous Sandford novels will be thrilled by the clever plotting and fully developed killers…Entertaining.”

    Booklist

  • “[A] tightly-wound thriller…action packed.”

    Library Journal

  • “Chilling…Complete with gross cop humor and villains who, for all their vicious resolve, have credibly redemptive traits: another winner for the accomplished Sandford and his growing legion of fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 loveagoodthriller | 5/3/2016

    " Lucas and his team are on the trail of bank robbers, and catch them. Then the tables turn as the hunters become the hunted... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 2/14/2014

    " This was an ok book.....not something I would reccommend "

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

    " great book, really got into characters and kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/10/2014

    " Not a bad quick murder mystery kind of read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/31/2014

    " I don't like the way that things are going with Weather in this one. But otherwise the book was good. It starts with a robbery by two women that are sisters in-law and they are killed by the police coming out. The brother and husband takes his revenge by going after the families of the police involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vfields needs to be happy! | 1/31/2014

    " A female bank robber is killed and her insane family declare war of the family of the cops they hold responsible. We learn more about the other characters and Lucas and his surgeon lover is so not working with him. She wants her independence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 1/14/2014

    " I've read every book John Sandford has written. I buy them in hard cover because once I know he has a new one out I cannot wait for the paperback. Davenport, Flowers and Kidd are some of the most memorable antagonists you'll ever meet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Herzog | 1/7/2014

    " Typical Davenport - some really bad guys need to be hunted down. Davenport does so frantically. There's a couple of entertaining wild cards. Davenport prevails. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/5/2014

    " This is one of my favorites since the first few I read. Big thumbs up for finally mixing up the plot a little. Wish they would have stretched out the relationship drama a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/3/2014

    " Not as good as previous Prey books... the bad guys had WAY too much luck! Looking forward to "the usual" for Sanford's stories in the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Melendez | 12/30/2013

    " I've read all the "Prey" series with Lucas Davenport - enjoy the character and the plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Hannon | 11/26/2013

    " Action packed and well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 11/22/2013

    " Great read very fast paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Korry Thorpe | 11/7/2013

    " Enjoyed the book, this author knows how to tell a good story. The books seem to me to be getting better the further I get into the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/22/2013

    " Another great read from Lucas Davenport's crew in MSP. Well worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/9/2013

    " I enjoy reading about Minnesota, this was good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/6/2013

    " Colfax, Menomonie references fun. Protagonist underdeveloped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Scholes | 8/6/2013

    " #8 in the Lucas Davenport series, and it was really good! Fast paced and exciting, as Sandford's books usually are. I bought books 9-12 today at Barnes and Noble! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bnschmid | 3/7/2013

    " Good stuff.Action -packed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sjfstudio | 11/5/2012

    " An ok book for the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 9/10/2012

    " I thought Lucas was going to lose Weather this time. He doesn't have the best history where women are concerned. I was a little surprised by Weather's turn of thought and emotion at the end. I expected something towards the other end of the spectrum. Good story, well planned out, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/18/2012

    " Always enjoy this author for a quick easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/26/2012

    " A good one in the Prey series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Close | 12/14/2011

    " Very thrilling chase story; lots of interesting turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shonda Grimes | 8/7/2011

    " Not my fave Prey book but not the worst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 6/30/2011

    " I love all the Prey books because Lucus Davenport is a Detective in Minneapolis which is my home town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanmelanie | 6/23/2011

    " I love all of the Prey novels. Lucas Davenport rocks! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Temple | 6/7/2011

    " The Big Three tries to beat Lucas but it can't be done. Good read. Lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 5/14/2011

    " This one was really great, very suspenseful. Although I wanted to shake Weather from time-to-time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vfields | 12/2/2010

    " A female bank robber is killed and her insane family declare war of the family of the cops they hold responsible. We learn more about the other characters and Lucas and his surgeon lover is so not working with him. She wants her independence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 11/29/2010

    " #8 in the Lucas Davenport series, and it was really good! Fast paced and exciting, as Sandford's books usually are. I bought books 9-12 today at Barnes and Noble! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sjfstudio | 11/16/2010

    " An ok book for the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 8/25/2010

    " How does Sandford keep up this high quality writing? Even book is a gem! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 7/13/2010

    " Top drawer thriller. This book starts with a bang and never lets up. I love the character of Lucas Davenport and this tale of revenge and retribution is my favorite in the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 5/27/2010

    " Great book from start to finish. I'm loving this series in general but this one stands out as one of the best. I loved the revenge aspect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/16/2010

    " Lucas Davenport deputy chief Minneapolis Police #8 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/11/2010

    " Good story, Lucas Davenport is a great character. Only slight drawback, he seems to go unchecked.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edriss | 5/1/2010

    " I found this book completely uninteresting. I stopped reading at around 100 pages. The writing style, the story, and the characters were not captivating at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaby | 4/27/2010

    " The 8th book in John Sanford's Prey series.

    ISBN-10: 0425157539 - Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher: Berkley; First Thus edition (May 1, 1997),464 pages.
    Review copy provided by TLC Book Tours and the publisher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 4/13/2010

    " Colfax, Menomonie references fun. Protagonist underdeveloped. "

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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’ #1 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including 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 has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.