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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (27 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 Kidd and LuEllen Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781101617090
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I’m into something a little weird here, the letter said. I don’t want to worry you, but if anything unusual should happen, get in touch with Kidd, okay?

Before Lucas Davenport and the brilliant Prey novels, there was Kidd—artist, computer whiz, and professional criminal—and his sometime partner / sometime lover LuEllen. The Army left Kidd with a dislike for bureaucracy and the skills to do something about it, but it didn’t prepare him for the day a woman would call and tell him his colleague Jack Morrison was dead. Jack was supposedly killed by a jittery security guard who caught him raiding a Texas company’s files in the middle of the night, but that story just doesn’t sit right with Kidd. The more he investigates the company and its ambitious owner, the more convinced he becomes that Jack didn’t die because of what he was looking for—he died because of what he already knew.

For Kidd and LuEllen, infiltrating the firm is the first move. Discovering the secrets of its devious entrepreneur is the next. But it’s more than secrets—it’s a conspiracy, and it’s landed Kidd and LuEllen in the cross-hairs of an unknown assassin hell-bent on conning the life out of the ultimate con artists. Unless Kidd and LuEllen got to the bottom of it all quickly, the next bodies will be their own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating…Crime fiction doesn’t have nearly enough droll master thieves like Kidd and his stunning partner in righteous crime, LuEllen.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • Fascinating…crime fiction doesn’t have nearly enough droll master thieves like Kidd and his stunning partner in righteous crime, LuEllen.” —The Los Angeles Times

    “Plenty of stirring action…edgy and provocative…Kidd’s return [is] welcome news for Sandford fans.” —Publishers Weekly

    “Filled with great atmosphere, characters, and exceptional drama, The Devil’s Code is truly vintage Sandford.” —The Stuart News (Stuart, FL)

    “Sandford obviously loves Kidd, taking him to humorous and/or technological extremes.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    “Good thrillers are usually character-driven, and The Devil’s Code is a good thriller.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

    “[The Devil’s Code] is action-filled and good fun.” —St. Petersburg Times

  • “Good thrillers are usually character-driven, and The Devil’s Code is a good thriller.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “[The Devil’s Code] is action-filled and good fun.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “Sandford obviously loves Kidd, taking him to humorous and / or technological extremes.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Kidd makes a welcome return in a cleverly conceived cyber-thriller…Offers a full display of its author’s many gifts. These include his clean, no-frills style, his flawless ear for dialogue, and his precise reporter’s eye for character and setting. But the most impressive aspect of The Devil’s Code—and the true heart of the book—is its convincing re-creation of the arcane world of the professional hacker. Sandford’s familiarity with that world, together with his easy mastery of abstruse technical details, enhances the narrative at every turn, lending it an air of seamless, unobtrusive authenticity.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Plenty of stirring action…Edgy and provocative…Kidd’s return [is] welcome news for Sandford fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kidd is a unique protagonist whose toughness is derived not from flashing fists or big guns but from superior intellect and moral certitude. It won’t be nine years before the next Kidd novel.”

    Booklist

  • “[A] tale of computer skullduggery on an epic scale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Filled with great atmosphere, characters, and exceptional drama, The Devil’s Code is truly vintage Sandford.”

    Stuart News (Florida)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/19/2014

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Kidd; computer hacker is pulled into murder case involving use of US satellites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 2/17/2014

    " A network of computer hackers take on an unscrupulous corporation and the government with plenty of plot twists and turns, violence, and suspense. Kidd and LuEllen, amoral though they may be, are fascinating heroes you can root for when they find their backs up against the wall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 2/12/2014

    " A good story line which was a bit different from what is usually hte norm, but enjoyable, captivating and interiguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby McMillen | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent story in a non-Lucas-Davenport setting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Neddo | 2/3/2014

    " This isn't his best book. A book about computer espionage, government control, and greed. It was OK. "

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

    " Excellent read, moves right along, a REAL page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/26/2014

    " I really like the Kidd novels, and most of my computer biz friends do. The "Prey" ones get too gory and I've stopped reading them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/24/2014

    " this Author is keeping me happy my kindle is hot from all the reading lam doing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/18/2014

    " I like this series of novels. The way Sandford combines discussion of art, computer hacking, and general thievery really entertains me. It's like I've found a set of books that combines several of my enjoyments into a set thrilling suspense novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/15/2013

    " I love the entire Kidd & LuEllen series, they are so much fun. This one did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pattykaykar | 12/14/2013

    " Exciting, fast moving, novel ideas for mystery, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 11/18/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 11/14/2013

    " I really like his Kidd books over the prey books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 10/29/2013

    " This was a great read. Fun, fast, interesting. The only draw back is that it's a bit dated due to advances in technology. Still a worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 10/26/2013

    " Great book about computer hackers and crooked defense contractors. Another great "Kidd" book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ricardo | 10/8/2013

    " Didn't like this book by Sandford much. It was like getting on a plane, waiting for take off, and then gathering speed simply to keep driving around the tarmac on the plane. The book simply never took off "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 10/3/2013

    " continuing in the "Kidd" series, not as much punch as the others. but still a good bedtime read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/22/2013

    " A decent example of the spy thriller genre. I don't think I'd go out of my way to read a Sandford again as his style is too herky-jerky for me. Overall, a good story, barely decently told. But, I needed a good crime fiction and it worked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Brooks | 8/22/2013

    " It's a John Sandford novel. Very fast read, good action, and a lot of fun. The story is dated, since it involves the characters being online a lot. With their dial up acoustically coupled modems. But it's a whole lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Close | 7/23/2013

    " Suspenseful, with good character interaction. Nicely crafted story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Allen | 7/2/2013

    " A decent caper that fans of Sandford will enjoy. It's a quick read and the action moves swiftly enough to keep your nose in the spine. Those unfamiliar with this author are better off reading the Prey series, which is his best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitch | 6/6/2013

    " Not as good as the first two, but still entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dennis | 5/16/2013

    " I should definately quit this book. The only real reason I finished it was because I hate to not finish books that I start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 5/4/2013

    " This is my first book by Sandford I have read. Not bad, and easy read that made me want to finish it to see what happens. I liked the plot but alot of the twists I could see coming. A good book to have with you to pass time while waiting. Makes me want to read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 1/23/2013

    " Kidd is an artist, and a sometimes less than legal computer hacker. When his colleague is murdered, he doesn't buy the party line. Kidd and LuEllen infiltrate the corporation responsible for the murder and find themselves in danger. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 12/26/2012

    " The Devil's Code by John Sandford (2001) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 11/15/2012

    " Good Sandford novel featuring Kidd & LuEllen. Exciting, fast, fun, but if you're not into computers it may not do much for you. If you are into computers it might seem dated, but I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fast paced mysteries. "

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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.