John Sandford Books In Order

Prey/Lucas Davenport Books In Publication Order

  1. Rules of Prey (1989)
  2. Shadow Prey (1990)
  3. Eyes of Prey (1991)
  4. Silent Prey (1992)
  5. Winter Prey (1993)
  6. Night Prey (1994)
  7. Mind Prey (1995)
  8. Sudden Prey (1996)
  9. Secret Prey (1998)
  10. Certain Prey (1999)
  11. Easy Prey (2000)
  12. Chosen Prey (2001)
  13. Mortal Prey (2002)
  14. Naked Prey (2003)
  15. Hidden Prey (2004)
  16. Broken Prey (2005)
  17. Invisible Prey (2007)
  18. Phantom Prey (2008)
  19. Wicked Prey (2009)
  20. Storm Prey (2010)
  21. Buried Prey (2011)
  22. Stolen Prey (2012)
  23. Silken Prey (2013)
  24. Field of Prey (2014)
  25. Gathering Prey (2015)
  26. Extreme Prey (2016)
  27. Golden Prey (2017)
  28. Twisted Prey (2018)
  29. Neon Prey (2019)
  30. Masked Prey (2020)
  31. Ocean Prey (2021)

Lucas Davenport vs. Lincoln Rhyme Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Rhymes With Prey: Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport (With: Jeffery Deaver) (2014)

Letty Davenport Books In Publication Order

  1. The Investigator (2022)

Kidd & LuEllen Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fool’s Run (1989)
  2. The Empress File (1991)
  3. The Devil’s Code (2000)
  4. The Hanged Man’s Song (2003)

Virgil Flowers Books In Publication Order

  1. Dark of the Moon (2004)
  2. Heat Lightning (2008)
  3. Rough Country (2009)
  4. Bad Blood (2010)
  5. Shock Wave (2011)
  6. Mad River (2012)
  7. Storm Front (2013)
  8. Deadline (2014)
  9. Escape Clause (2016)
  10. Deep Freeze (2017)
  11. Holy Ghost (2018)
  12. Bloody Genius (2019)
  13. Ocean Prey (2021)

Singular Menace Books In Publication Order

  1. Uncaged (With: ) (2014)
  2. Outrage (With: ) (2015)
  3. Rampage (With: ) (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Night Crew (1997)
  2. Dead Watch (2006)
  3. Saturn Run (2015)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Eye And The Heart (1988)
  2. Plastic Surgery (1989)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. FaceOff (2014)
  2. MatchUp (2017)
  3. The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017)

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John Sandford Books Overview

Rules of Prey

This is the breakthrough bestseller that introduced Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport and John Sandford’s deft touch for heartstopping suspense. Sleek and nasty…
A big scary, suspenseful read, and I loved every minute of it.’ Stephen King

Shadow Prey

In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities Sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer, known only as Shadow Love. Among the victims: A Minneapolis slumlord A judge from Oklahoma City A Manhattan politician The Murder weapon: A Native American ceremonial Knife Is Shadow Love just another serial killer, or is he fighting a holy war one in which Davenport is slated to be the next casualty? The frenzied and erotically charged action brings Davenport to the gritty back streets and alleys of Minneapolis’ Native American slums. Performed by Ken Howard

Eyes of Prey

The Prey novels by Pulitzer prize winning journalist John Sandford consistently make the best seller lists, but they are not for the faint of heart. Featuring Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, these thrillers are raw, graphic, and impossible to put down. In Eyes of Prey, a depressed and unfocused Davenport takes on a macabre case, tracking down a serial killer who maims the eyes of his victims after he has murdered them.

Silent Prey

10 CDs. In Eyes of Prey, Bekker, an insane pathologist who experiments with his patients pain thresholds, is finally brought down by an unrelenting Lucas Davenport, who brutally maims the doctors beautiful face but leaves him alive. You should have killed me, were Bekkers parting and prophetic words. In this sequel to Eyes of Prey, Bekker endures the indignities and horrors of imprisonment, taking comfort in the fact that it is only a matter of time before he will make Lucas Davenport pay.

Winter Prey

10 Audio CD discs. Ex cop and master gamesman Lucas Davenport takes on a crazed killer ravaging a small Wisconsin town. The killer, who calls himself the Iceman” for his sang froid, debuts in the creepy opening pages by stalking an isolated house, gunning down the woman inside, chopping up her husband, and torturing their daughter all in a failed attempt to retrieve an incriminating photo that’s fallen into the victims’ hands. It’s a gruesome start, but Sandford splatters the gore mostly off page, relying on suspense and there’s plenty of it to jangle readers’ nerves. When the bodies are found, the local sheriff calls in Davenport to help. Arriving in town, Davenport, who’s at loose ends in his life, finds himself facing two enemies: the Iceman, but also record cold and snow that’s frozen the town into a death trap. His investigation which hinges on retrieving the photo before the Iceman does stalls in the face of challenging puzzles centering on time of death and a seemingly reluctant witness, but it also butts him up against some marvelous characters, including a female M.D. with whom he falls eagerly in love. Meanwhile, the Iceman slays anyone who might know about the photo which, it turns out, shows him having sex with a local boy, his first victim: The Iceman heads a child porn ring. When Davenport who’s been revitalized by the case at last recovers the photo, the Iceman’s surprising identity is revealed, leading to a furious climactic chase on snowmobiles through dark woods and howling wind and to Davenport and the Iceman each having a tte…
tte with death.

Night Prey

Another outstanding Lucas Davenport thriller from one of America’s finest novelists author of Rules of Prey, Mind Prey and Sudden Prey. ‘JOHN SANDFORD IS A BRILLIANT WRITER’ Guardian After a two year break, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport is back on the force. As Deputy Chief, his first problem is acerbic state investigator Meagan Connell, who is determined to prove a link between a series of particularly brutal attacks on women. The more Davenport looks into it, the more he suspects that Meagan is right to fear the worst. Somewhere out there, spying on his unknowing victims at their most intimate moments, lurks a killer of unusual skill and savagery and he’s only just getting warmed up!

Mind Prey

From the bestselling author of night prey and winter prey…
an all new Lucas Davenport thriller. Run for it…
It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted. She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed up to the car. The last thing she did notice was the hand reaching out for her and the voice from out of the past and then the three of them were gone. Hours later, deputy chief Lucas Davenport stood in the parking lot, a blood stained shoe in his hand, the ground stained pink around him, and knew that this would be one of the worst cases he’d ever been on. With an urgency born of dread, he presses the attack, while in an isolated farmhouse, Andi Manette does the same, summoning all her skills to battle an obsessed captor. She knows the man who has taken her and her daughters, knows there is a chink in his armor, if only she can find it. But for both her and Davenport, time is already running out. John Sandford’s novels have always been extraordinary for their harrowing twists, unforgettable characters, and crackling prose. But ‘Mind Prey‘ tops them all. It is the work of a true master.

Sudden Prey

Lucas Davenport knows why people kill. Some do it for thrills. Some do it for profit. Some do it because they must. But when his team guns down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest, simplest criminal motivation: revenge. For the husband of one of the two dead robbers wants Davenport to suffer as he has. So he’s not going after Davenport himself; he’s going after his family…

Secret Prey

Everybody has his secrets. But some of them will get you killed. John Sandford has long been praised as one of the most gifted thriller writers at work in this country or any other Richmond Times Dispatch but this time he surpasses himself. The company chairman lay on the cold ground of the woods, his eyes unseeing, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a rifle bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with his or her own complicated agenda, each with a reason not to be sorrowful about the man’s death. If he read it in a book, Lucas Davenport thought, it would seem like one of those classic murder mysteries, the kind where the detective gathers everyone together at the end and solves the case with a little speech. But it wasn’t going to be that easy, he knew. There were currents running through this group, hints and whispers of something much greater than the murder of a single man. He had felt this way not long before, sensed the curling of an indefinable evil, and not only had it nearly gotten him killed, it had lost him his fiance, who’d never been able to recover from the violence of the encounter. Sometime soon, unless he could stop it, there would be another death, and then still another, and Davenport couldn’t help but wonder if maybe this time, the final death might not be his own…
. John Sandford has written extraordinary thrillers before, but nothing to top the startling twists and unrelenting suspense of Secret Prey.

Certain Prey

9 CD’s. Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandfords tenth Prey novel is every bit as fresh and as riveting as the first. In this latest addition to the series, the inimitable Lucas Davenport faces a daunting adversary unlike any he has met before. Clara Rinker is the best hitwoman in the business. An attractive, well spoken southern woman, she does her job, collects her money, and disappears. But when a prominent defense attorney hires her for a hit in Minnesota, her life gets complicated. A witness survives, and shes on Lucas Davenports turf. Now she must use her superior cunning and intelligence to eliminate loose ends, and Lucas is the most worrisome loose end of all. Gifted narrator Richard Ferrone has enhanced all ten of Sanfords gripping novels with his own brand of unrelenting energy. Under his spell, the brilliant characters and nonstop action contrive to keep you up into the late hours of the night.

Easy Prey

The past presents a harrowing case and an unsettling personal dilemma for Lucas Davenport, in a spellbinding new Prey. With each new book, John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport novels grow deeper, richer, more suspenseful, and their audience grows even larger. The best, however, is yet to come. When Davenport is called to the white stuccoed house, after the party, he knows it’s for no usual case. For one thing, the strangulation victim is Alie’e Maison, she of the knife edge cheekbones and jade green eyes: as models go, one of the biggest. For another, there are a few small complications. Such as the drugs in her body and the evidence that she had recently made love to a woman. Such as the fact that one of Lucas’s own men had been at the party, and is now a suspect. Such as the little surprise they are all about to find when they search the house: a second body, stuffed in a closet, with a deep dent in its skull. The whole case is going to be like this, Lucas knows secrets piled upon secrets, the ground shifting constantly under his feet. But even he cannot suspect the earth tremors he is about to feel, when an old lover comes back into his life, a married woman now…
whose own secrets may turn out to be the most dangerous ones of all. Filled with brilliant characters and exceptional drama, this is Sandford’s most suspenseful novel yet.

Chosen Prey

Abridged. Five CD’s, 6 hours. The 1 bestselling novelist returns with his most harrowing Prey of all: the story of a congenial man with a decidedly uncongenial hobby.’Masterful,’ wrote the Los Angeles Times about Easy Prey. ‘Secrets explode, bullets fly, bodies fall, and the ground keeps shifting. You won’t want to miss it.’ True words but the best is yet to come. He desired women. All kinds, all shapes, all sizes. He would fix on a woman and build imaginary stories around her. Some of the women he knew well, others not at all. Most of them faded quickly. Only a few became objects of desire. An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and…
well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn’t be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it. Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take some unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair. Filled with the rich characterization and detail that distinguish all of Sandford’s work, Chosen Prey is a masterpiece of suspense.

Mortal Prey

Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft spoken, low key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy’s father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn’t: The boy wasn’t the target she was and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fianc e deep in wedding preparations, he’s really just as happy to go but he has no idea what he’s getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won’t stand a chance…
. Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.

Naked Prey

Lucas Davenport nds some changes and some nasty surprises in store, in the chilling new novel by the number one bestselling author. In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: he doesn’t mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay and he’s waiting for the bill. It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they’re naked. ‘Lynching’ is the word that everybody’s trying not to say but, as Lucas begins to discover, in fact the murders are not what they appear to be, and they are not the end of the story. There is worse to come much, much worse. Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford’s most suspenseful novel yet.

Hidden Prey

With Naked Prey, John Sandford proved again that his writing is as fresh and compulsively readable as ever. ‘This is vintage Sandford, which is to say all but impossible to put down,’ said The Washington Post. ‘Sprawling, suspenseful, tough minded and sheer fun.’ 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 Orslov is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why, 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.

Broken Prey

A New York Times Bestselling Author The ‘Big Three’ are a trio of inmates locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital over the years, each a particularly vicious serial killer, each with his own distinct style and propensities. Everybody feels much safer knowing that they’re behind bars. Except…
there’s a new killer on the loose. And his handiwork bears a disturbing resemblance to some of the finer points practiced by the Big Three, details that never even made the papers. Davenport and his team quickly home in on a possible suspect, a man named Charlie Pope, who was released from the same hospital prison a few weeks earlier, and who now seems to have cut himself free from his court imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. But is he really the one? And why do the Big Three look so agitated?John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist John Camp. With the ‘Prey’ series, Sandford has displayed a brilliance of characterization and pace that has earned him wide praise and made the books national bestsellers.

Invisible Prey

In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to…
certainly nothing he ever expected. Which is too bad, because the killers and, yes, there is more than one of them the killers are expecting him. Brilliantly suspenseful, filled with rich characterization and exciting drama, Invisible Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own.

Phantom Prey

Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author.

John Sandford’s most recent Davenport novel, Invisible Prey, was hailed as one of his best books in recent memory The Washington Post; as fresh and entertaining as ever Chicago Sun Times; and rivetingly readable Richmond Times Dispatch. But this time, he s got something quite special in store.

A widow comes home to her large house in a wealthy, exclusive suburb to find blood everywhere, no body and her collegeaged daughter missing. She s always known that her daughter ran with a bad bunch. What did she call them Goths? Freaks is more like it, running around with all that makeup and black clothing, listening to that awful music, so attracted to death. And now this.

But the police can t find the girl, alive or dead, and when a second Goth is found slashed to death in Minneapolis, the widow truly panics. There s someone she knows, a surgeon named Weather Davenport, whose husband is a big deal with the police, and she implores Weather to get him directly involved. Lucas begins to investigate only reluctantly but then when a third Goth is slashed in what is now looking like a Jackthe Ripper series of killings, he starts working it hard. The clues don t seem to add up, though. And then there s the young Goth who keeps appearing and disappearing: Who is she? Where does she come from and, more important, where does she vanish to? And why does Lucas keep getting the sneaking suspicion that there is something else going on here…
something very, very bad indeed?

Filled with his brilliant trademark suspense and some of the most interesting characters in thriller fiction, Phantom Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own The Orlando Sentinel.

Wicked Prey

Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the 1 New York Times bestselling author. For twenty years, John Sandford’s novels have been beloved for their ‘ingenious plots, vivid characters, crisp dialogue and endless surprises’ The Washington Post, and nowhere are those more in evidence than in the sudden twists and shocks of Wicked Prey. The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stickup men who’ve spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored car warehouse with the weakness in its security system. All that’s headache enough for Lucas Davenport but what’s about to hit him is even worse. A while back, a stray bullet put a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever since, the man has been nursing his grudge into a full head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, but it’s no fun just shooting him. That wouldn’t be painful enough. Not when Davenport has a pretty fourteen year old adopted daughter that Whitcomb can target instead…
. And then there’s the young man with the . 50 caliber sniper rifle and the right wing crazy background, roaming through a city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth…
. Rich with his brilliant trademark suspense and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Wicked Prey is further proof that ‘Sandford is one of the most consistently entertaining crime writers working today’ Booklist.

Storm Prey

The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the 1 New York Times bestselling author. ‘Sandford’s track record as a bestselling author is amazing, but it’s not an accident,’ wrote Booklist of Wicked Prey. ‘His plotting is sharp, his villains are extraordinarily layered, and his good guys are always evolving. And this time, there’s a storm brewing…
Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck and find themselves for just one second face to face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport. Did she see enough? Can she identify them? Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness…

Buried Prey

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.

Stolen Prey

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.

The Fool’s Run

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Con artists Kidd and LuEllen utilize state of the art, high tech corporate warfare to organize the technological takedown of a defense industry corporation, but their string of successes is cut short when the ultimate con artist gets conned.

The Empress File

Kidd and LuEllen, a wining pair of lovers and liars, get embroiled in a deadly con involving false identities, small town scandals, and big time murder.

The Devil’s Code

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 had left Kidd with a dislike for bureaucratic organization and the skills to do something about it, but it hadn’t prepared him for the day a woman appeared at his door and told him that his colleague Jack Morrison had vanished, and that Kidd and his friends were the target of a national manhunt. It wasn’t the official agencies that worried Kidd so much as the verydangerous men with the very different agenda that he suspected were acting behind the scenes. And he knew that unless he and LuEllen found what had really happened to Jack, and quickly the next people to vanish might very well be themselves. Filled with the atmosphere, characters, and exceptional drama that have made Sandford one of the America’s best loved thriller writers, The Devil’s Code is a masterpiece of suspense.

The Hanged Man’s Song

The 1 New York Times bestselling author of the phenomenal Prey novels returns with The Hanged Man’s Song.

Dark of the Moon

Three murders in just as many weeks in the quiet rural town of Bluestream is unheard of. It’s also no coincidence. And it s not over: Detective Virgil Flowers is about to be pulled into the middle of a killer s violent personal vendetta.

Heat Lightning

Fresh from his spectacular Cleveland Plain Dealer debut in Dark of the Moon, investigator Virgil Flowers takes on a puzzling and most alarming case, in the new book from the 1 bestselling author.

John Sandford’s introduction of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers was an immediate critical and popular success: laser sharp characters and a plot that s fast and surprising Cleveland Plain Dealer; an idiosyncratic, thoroughly ingratiating hero Booklist. Flowers is only in his late thirties, but he s been around the block a few times, and he doesn t think much can surprise him anymore. He s wrong.

It s a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex wives the second one, if you re keeping count, when the phone rings. It s Lucas Davenport. There s a body in Stillwater two shots to the head, found near a veteran s memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.

Exactly like the body they found last week.

The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someone s keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all…
and then he does, and he s almost sorry he did.

Because if it s true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought and every one of them is booby trapped.

Filled with the audacious plotting, rich characters, and brilliant suspense that have always made his books compulsively readable Los Angeles Times, this is vintage Sandford.

Rough Country

It’s a joy to announce that John Sandford is still doing everything right,’ wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the second adventure of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers. ‘Virgil acts like the best series protagonists becoming someone we just enjoy spending time with.’ Virgil’s always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he’s probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only, a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and while it didn’t start out to be a place mostly for those with Sapphic inclinations, that’s pretty much what it is today. Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions, encompassing a multitude of motivations: jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, fear. Then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before. And that there’s about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now. And as for the fourth…
well, Virgil better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own. Rich with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are his hallmarks, Rough Country is another immensely satisfying tale by one of our very best suspense writers.

Bad Blood

The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the 1 New York Times bestselling author. One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he’s sure he’s dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the ‘accident.’ Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down…
and the next day the boy’s found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn’t so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multigeneration, multifamily conspiracy a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he’s seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it…
and in figuring out what to do next.

Shock Wave

The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don’t seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart’s headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage and they do. Who’s behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It’s Virgil Flowers’s job to find out…
before more people get killed.

The Night Crew

Roaming the night streets of Los Angeles in search of news items for their cameras, Anna Hatory and her crew of video freelancers are shattered by the death of a suicidal jumper and the murder of one of their team members, a crime that bares dangerous secrets from the past. BOMC Main.

Dead Watch

Through twenty one novels featuring Lucas Davenport, Kidd, or the razor edge world of the Night Crew, John Sandford has been writing brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising thrillers filled with rich characters and exceptional drama.

But Dead Watch sets a whole new level.

Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn’t know, but she thinks she knows who’s involved, and why. And that she’s next.

Hours later in Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he’s never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation…
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