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by John Sandford

eBook Stolen Prey (Basic) download ISBN: 1594136114
Author: John Sandford
Publisher: Large Print Press; Large Print edition (May 6, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 558
ePub: 1683 kb
Fb2: 1570 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

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It kept me up all night reading and laughing. John Sandford really had some fun with this detective story. A Mexican cartel is in Minneapolis running money through the banking system until a few techie geeks notice a pattern and decide to skim a bit. Virgil Flowers makes a cameo appearance in one of the most absurd situations.

The Brookses, David Rivera, the cop from Mexico, Pruess, the VP from Polari. e’re not going to come after you for stealing a little money.

The Brookses, David Rivera, the cop from Mexico, Pruess, the VP from Polari. We’re coming after you for multiple murder. You and the others touched this off.

In Stolen Prey, 22nd in John Sandford’s Prey series, Lucas has to puzzle out the connections between a horrific murder and the theft of millions of dollars. But he doesn’t seem up to the task.

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes  . In Stolen Prey, 22nd in John Sandford’s Prey series, Lucas has to puzzle out the connections between a horrific murder and the theft of millions of dollars. During his daily run, Lucas muses: He was getting older, with almost as much gray hair as black at his temples, with the beginnings of what would someday be slashing lines beside his mouth, but right now, on this spring day, h Is it just me, or has Lucas Davenport lost a little something off his fastball?

Lucas decided to swing by on his way back to the BCA offices to sniff around and get a feel for the Brooks operation.

Lucas decided to swing by on his way back to the BCA offices to sniff around and get a feel for the Brooks operation. the office was glass and gray carpet, with potted palms sitting around on redbrick room dividers. The place smelled like feminine underarm deodorant and carpet cleaner. A dozen employees were sitting in a low-walled cube farm, each with his or her own computer, but nobody was working

3 6 5 Author: John Sandford. A Lucas Davenport thriller by internationally bestselling novelist John Sandford Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes.

3 6 5 Author: John Sandford. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.

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Stolen Prey by John Sanford Narrated by Richard Ferrone Genre: Thriller Publisher: Penguin Audio Publish Date . Buried Prey' by John Sandford -- For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport

Stolen Prey by John Sanford Narrated by Richard Ferrone Genre: Thriller Publisher: Penguin Audio Publish Date: May 2012 Format: Audio, 11 hours. Buried Prey' by John Sandford -- For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport. Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series ~ Just finished this !

When the brutal killing of a family in a small Minnesota town reveals unsettling similarities to drug-retribution crimes, baffled police officer Lucas Davenport is shocked by findings that lead him into the darkest case of his career. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Buried Prey. (suspense)
Comments: (7)
Bluecliff
I wish Sandford would go back to what made me start the Prey series to begin with. Serial Killers. I'm not interested in reading about, gangs, Mexican or other wise, gangsters, bank robbers, etc. etc. I keep reading the Prey series simply because I've been a fan since the beginning but maybe not anymore. The next book in this series is about politics and that's even worse than gangs, gangsters, and bank robbers all rolled into one. Please go back to writing about Serial Killers.
Malien
I’m a long-time, John Sanford fan (full disclosure) and Stolen Prey is another excellent read in the now 28-book series. This one opens with a grisly, multiple murder of husband, wife, children, and pets in a well-to-do suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Obviously, you’ll need some stomach for violence to get into this story, but if you can handle that, you’ll be rewarded with good action and gripping, didn’t-see-them-coming twists. Because it is a tale of retaliation by a Mexican drug gang, a host of agencies and individuals become involved – the DEA for what they can learn about the drug cartel; the local police to pursue the murderers; and Lucas Davenport, the protagonist of the series, to pursue the thieves that precipitated events by stealing drug money. It’s an intricate plot, but Stanford does an excellent job of describing the division of labor and the interplay of these characters and agencies.

Complimenting the main plot is a significant backstory, featuring a cameo by Virgil Flowers (the hero of another Sanford series). Everything about this secondary tale is custom made to feature Davenport’s generally sarcastic sense of humor, from the (smelly) clues they find to the capture of the bad guys. It provided a nice counterpoint, a break from the tension.

Most of the early books in the series involved demented, serial killers, and like many, that’s where I developed my interest in this author. Stolen Prey strays from that theme, and the story suffers as a result … but only slightly. For example, the development of the characters of the three Mexican killers, while less about psychosis and more about a way of life, is solid. There is also a touching father/daughter moment, where Lucas and Letty, his adopted daughter, bond at the shooting range. Makes me wonder if this is a preview for a series to come?

Overall, Stolen Prey diverges from Sanford’s bread-and-butter, serial-killer theme, but it’s still excellent, with a tense, action-filled plot and a humorous backstory so you can catch your breath.
Anasius
Stolen Prey is my favorite in the Prey series. It kept me up all night reading and laughing. John Sandford really had some fun with this detective story. A Mexican cartel is in Minneapolis running money through the banking system until a few techie geeks notice a pattern and decide to skim a bit. Virgil Flowers makes a cameo appearance in one of the most absurd situations. And Letty has her day. What a book! Enjoy it! Highly recommended. In fact I intend to listen to it on a car trip with my husband! I enjoyed it it that much.
Friert
How long have I been reading Lucas? Forever. I always enjoy these stories! I love it when Lucas is told something and he says "Huh." I know that he is thinking--placing the new thought into his previous ideas about the current case. His world is populated with people I "know" and enjoy. I really like Del, the undercover cop dressed like a street-person through all the stories. I admit I miss Elle, the marvelously astute num. But young Letty really shows her tough-stuff in this one!

So this is number 22 of the series. Even though they are ALL good, I think "Stolen Prey" was one of the better offerings. Besides my favorite regulars, the side characters were great. For example: The three murdering horrors named Uno, Dos, Tres were perfect and even funny. The thieving blonde whose disguise is "a hijab, a traditional Arabic woman's robe" complete with face veil-- but has difficulty controlling her expletives - unusual. The two "muggers" aka "tweekers" who had the stupid audacity to rob Lucas Davenport.

The story begins with a devastatingly brutal murder of an entire family. This shock start leads into a complex drug cartel plot. Although I'm still not completely sure how the banking-drug-money-gold-computer crime worked, I got enough of it to enjoy the story. And of course there were plot surprises. It was all marvelous fun.

Like Sherlock Holmes, the character of Lucas Davenport can carry any story with his incidentals alone, regardless of plot. But this story had its twisty side, particularly with the Mexican police officers who come to help with the case.

If you are a fan of the series, you will definitely enjoy this one. If you are new to the series, I still think you will enjoy it as you travel the plot and get to know the characters. RECOMMENDED - 5 Stars Worth!

It kept me up all night reading and laughing. John Sandford really had some fun with this detective story. A Mexican cartel is in Minneapolis running money through the banking system until a few techie geeks notice a pattern and decide to skim a bit. Virgil Flowers makes a cameo appearance in one of the most absurd situations. And Letty has her day. What a book! Enjoy it! Highly recommended. In fact I intend to listen to it on a car trip with my husband! I enjoyed it it that much.
Braendo
Way too many characters and not nearly enough suspense add up to a mediocre effort from the usually reliable Sandford. The main plot involving Mexican bad guys and mentally challenged computer geeks is overly complex and unconvincing. And a completely unrelated side plot featuring meth deadbeats and horse manure (I'm serious) serves only as a (weak) excuse to involve Virgil Flowers.

Despite those criticisms I still gave this three stars because Sandford's just such a superb writer. There's plenty of his usually crisp, witty, occasionally laugh-out-loud dialogue. So if you're a Sandford fan this is still worth reading. Just don't expect to be wowed. However, if you've never read a Lucas Davenport novel, do NOT begin with this one. The author has lovingly crafted Davenport over many, many books, and this installment just doesn't measure up. Go back to the beginning - you'll be glad you did!