Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Book - 2015
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford continues his phenomenal Prey series--and "for those who think they know everything they need to know about Lucas Davenport, [ Field of Prey ] proves them wrong..." ( Huffington Post )

On the night of the fifth of July, in Red Wing, Minnesota, a boy smelled death in a cornfield off an abandoned farm. When the county deputy took a look, he found a body stuffed in a cistern. Then another. And another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, it was fifteen and counting, the victims killed over just as many summers, regular as clockwork.

How could this happen in a town so small without anyone noticing? And with the latest victim only two weeks dead, Davenport knows the killer is still at work, still close by. Most likely someone the folks of Red Wing see every day. Won't they be surprised.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada 2015
ISBN: 9780425275115
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2015


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Dec 31, 2017

A really good one. Lucas Davenport at his best; the guy who scores in overtime after seemingly doing little during the first three periods of the hockey game. A young couple are "parking" out in the corn fields in rural Minnesota one summer evening when they smell something foul. It turns out that the abandoned cistern nearby is full of bodies of women who disappeared over the past two decades. Horrible. This is a case for BCA but Lucas doesn't take the lead; he'd sooner, "talk to a few people, if I come across any that are interesting." And he does. Most enjoyable watching Lucas' daughter Letty take an interest in her father's occupation and how he uses common sense to catch the killer. All in all, one of the best I have ever read.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Davenport #24. A teen uncovers a field that has been used for years by an unsuspected serial killer as a place to leave his corpses.

Jul 17, 2016

Hard to believe anyone could get away with killing 15+ people until you look at the statistics, Sanford knows his material as there are several thousand unsolved disappearances each year most are women. Says a lot about our society.

Apr 15, 2016

Gruesome enough but.... not as flip and smart as the last one I read. The dialogue is off so I hope John Sandford has upped his game to his expected high standard for the new one, Extreme Prey due out shortly.

Nov 27, 2014

Agree, the dialogue is not as vivid as the other Prey books. I'm not looking forward to the next Prey book if it is like this one.

Nov 26, 2014

Pretty good!

Oct 28, 2014

Excellent read, excellent ending, but I agree with commenter, myscoot, something about the dialogue was a litte off in this book; maybe forced?

hendrixlakeguy Oct 19, 2014

I have read all the "Prey novels" and so far this is the best!

Jul 18, 2014

The series is a fun read.

Jul 12, 2014

Very enjoyable. Never read a Sandford novel I didn't like, and always look forward to the next.

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