Buried Prey by John Sanford
An entire block on the edge of the Minneapolis loop is being torn down for development, when an unpleasant surprise is unearthed: the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, underneath an old house. It looks like they've been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.
in 1985, Davenport was a young cop just about to be promoted out of uniform, despite a reputation for playing fast and loose with regulations. A local hockey hero, a womanizer, a superb undercover guy, he was part of a massive police effort that followed the kidnapping of two girls who were never found again, dead or alive. Eventually, the case was closed.
But not for Davenport. Now, with the bodies discovered, he has the chance to investigate the kidnappings all over again and the deeper he probes, one more thing becomes clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.
I love detective novels and gravitate towards those with characters that draw me in. John Sanford's Detective Lucas Davenport is a memorable sort.
- independently wealthy - he started designing computer games in college and the revenue stream from his game designs keeps him living well
- impeccably dressed - a clothes horse with an appreciation for expensive suits
- impressive physique - a lifelong athlete, he played varsity hockey and almost went professional
- a natural - he has a feel for investigating and has the tenacity for it
Fans of John Sanford's Lucas Davenport will surely enjoy Buried Prey while it'll serve as a fun introduction to readers discovering Davenport for the first time.
ISBN-10: 0399157387 - Hardcover
Publisher: Putnam Adult (May 10, 2011), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author:
John Sanford is the author of 21 Prey novels and ten other books, most recently the Virgil Flowers novel Bad Blood. He lives in Minnesota. Learn more about at www.johnsanford.org
John Sandford is actually the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and received his first training as a journalist and reporter in the Army.