Extreme Prey

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Lucas Davenport is in the midst of a reluctant retirement fixing his cabin when he receives a call to aid in the investigation of a possible assassination attempt. The current Minnesota governor (and possible VP pick) has enlisted his aid in finding out who is attempting to thwart the campaign of Michaela Bowden, a serious front runner in the upcoming elections. Davenport’s investigation leads him into the turbulent world of anti-government extremists in the heartland. Progressive movements have deteriorated into far right fringe groups with evil intent… Marlys Purdy is a farmer who has hit hard times financially and is looking for a little payback, she hopes to get some with the aid of her war damaged son Cole. Davenport will have to weave a path through the shifting police and investigative bureaucracies that caused him to quit, while dodging bullets and false leads from some dangerous radicals. The only question is can he stop the worst from unfolding in time?

Extreme Prey is a quick and fun read that will leave the reader looking for the next chapter. Davenport is snarky and smart, his prey are callous, deadly, but also occasionally sympathetic in a way. The story unfolds fast, but doesnt blow by the reader. Sandford has delivered a blockbuster.

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Author John Sandford
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date 26-Apr-16
ISBN 9780399176050
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Issue June 2016
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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