Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #21)

Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #21)

by John Sandford
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Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #21) by John Sandford

For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport. Today, the bodies have been found. Today, he returns to a crime—and a nightmare—darker than any before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594135262
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Lucas Davenport Series , #21
Edition description: Large Print
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of twenty-four Prey novels; the Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Storm Front; and six other books. He lives in New Mexico.

Hometown:

St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

February 23, 1944

Place of Birth:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Education:

State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism

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Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #21) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 645 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE John Sandford and have read all of his books. However, I won't be reading this one as at $14.99 -- it's just too much. I can't believe that it is priced so high for an electronic book. No trees were cut, no paper used, no union printers involved ... why should it cost the same as a hard cover? B&N, you're going to lose my business if best-sellers continue to cost this much.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1985, Lucas Davenport was still in uniform when two young girls, Nancy and Mary Jones disappeared while playing outside. After a search of their usual haunts, the police assumed that a sexual predator kidnapped, raped and killed the girls. A tipster, later known to be John fell, called the cops twice implicating homeless schizophrenic Sharpe in their abduction; evidence pointed in his direction. When the alleged culprit died, the police closed the case while Davenport argued to keep searching for Fell as he had doubts that Sharpe was the culprit. In the present, a sidewalk is being dug up when the bodies of the Jones sisters are found; their bodies mummified and recognizable. Lucas is now in a law enforcement position to hunt a predator who has killed other children. He and his partner on the original Jones case Del intensely search for a psychopath. When one of his cherished friends goes down in the line of duty by this perpetrator, the case turns personal as Lucas struggles not to do something he will regret when he catches this vicious beast as he knows he will. John Sandford shows why readers love his Prey police procedurals as he gets deep into the psyche of his hero who is already over the top of Eagle Mountain with anger towards the serial killer preying on the young, but goes stratospheric with rage when a close friend falls victim. Besides his struggle to control his feelings, readers also gets a chance to see Lucas as a young but experienced rookie who retains the same values he displays as a veteran including his efforts to do what he believes is right even if it means bending the law. Series fans will enjoy Davenport's internal battle to stay in control as this case is an emotional dynamo. Harriet Klausner
windergalJB More than 1 year ago
There are so many authors that I have followed for years that are very prolific, cranking out a book 3 times a year, making themselves and their publishers very rich but not staying true to their characters that have made them so successful. This cannot be said about John Sandford. I have read everyone of his books and he has meticulously written his original character, Lucas Davenport, so that he has evolved over the years in age and wisdom. "Buried Prey" is yet another example of another "Prey" adventure that doesn't fall short. I don't want to give away any part of the plot of this latest book but at one point, I actually was sobbing over the fate of one of Lucas Davenport's colleages that I have come to know over the course of this series. Mr. Sandford, unfortunately, I devour your books in one day and can't wait for the next, but will continue to gladly wait when the installments stay this good and the characters remain true.
1DANA3 More than 1 year ago
Two young sisters were killed in the early 1980s. When housing is torn down to make condos, their bodies were found. We flash back and forth to the original attempt to solve the case to try to solve this cold case. The original characters are revisited in this case. Lucas Davenport, being one, is one of the great characters in crime fiction with his fascinating strength of character. Lucas stops at nothing to catch a highly intelligent adversary, putting his own career and his team on the line to see justice done. Without revealing too much, One of them pays the ultimate price. Family life and using Lucas's years make for an interesting back ground and contrast to the dirty work at hand. This is edge of your seat reading. Intrigue and questions to be answeredwill keep you glued!
Mannatee More than 1 year ago
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grumpydan More than 1 year ago
The bodies of two girls are found mummified underneath a house that is being demolished. These girls disappeared about twenty-five years ago. In 1985 Lucas Davenport, as a young cop tried to solve the case. And now he is determined to find the killer. This novel bounces back from the present to the past, and then from the killer's point of view to the Davenport's. John Sandford had me guessing as to the identity of the killer but has again created a suspenseful mystery involving Lucas Davenport that never disappoints. It is riveting right up to the finale!
William Seidel More than 1 year ago
Love all of Sanfords Prey books. This one gives a great insight as to how Lucas got to be what he is in all of the Prey books. The part going back to his rookie days adds a lot to the character, the plot and the entire book. VERY enjoyable, reasonably quick read, as all the Prey books are.
Chester Micinski More than 1 year ago
Priced beyond my book budget
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, a great read. The Prey series grabs you from the first page and carries you through to the end. I would have given this book five stars, but I thought too much time was spent on Lucas Davenport's earlier career. I like the "present day" Lucas Davenport. Still, one of my favorite books.
20MAKAYLA11 More than 1 year ago
Two young sisters bodies are finally found, who were killed in the early 1980s, when housing is torn down to make condos. We glimpse back to the original attempt to solve the case and then return to the present day to try to solve this cold case. We revisit all the characters in this case. Lucas Davenport is one of the great characters in crime fiction with his great tenacity and strength of character. Lucas pulls out all the stops as he plunges into catching a highly intelligent adversary, putting his own career and his team on the line to see justice finally done. One of them pays the ultimate price. Family life and utilizing Lucas's older years make for an interesting back ground and contrast to the dirty work at hand. Edge of your seat tenseness and intrigue galore will keep you glued!
Lori Gibson More than 1 year ago
Book was great! Another great book in the Prey Series! Quit crying about the price.....and comment on the book! Price is not Sanford's fault! I'm ready for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books. John keep them coming.
vetlass More than 1 year ago
I read all 592 pages within 24 hours with 7 hours of sleep in between. JS just keeps surprising me! Just when I think he can't get any better he up and does it again.I have read all of the "Prey" series and each of the Vigil Flowers books. I just can't get enough of them. My problem is once I get them I read them and then have to wait so long for the next one(Hint hint). Keep 'em coming JS, you know what I like!!
AHHP More than 1 year ago
As good as ever. Great characters
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Just so you know, this book upset me. I can't believe the aurthor did what he did. After finishing the book, I had to think the next morning to remeber how it ended. That one spot had me so flustered I couldn't think straight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Sandford is one of my favorite authors. I've read most of his Lucas Davenport books, and it seemed like Lucas was shifting as a character from an investigator to a manager. I was ok with that, because the Virgil Flowers series is also awesome - another great character. But I was happy to pick up this book and find Lucas back in the lead investigator's role. As usual, Sandford created a plot that kept me turning the pages rapidly - and eventually unable to put down the book. I highly recommend it!
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