Field of Prey

Popular Field of Prey Author John Sandford is a Ebook See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February in Cedar Rapids Iowa He attended the public school

Popular Field of Prey Author John Sandford is a Ebook See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.. The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky And unlucky He d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields nice, private, and quiet The only problem was something smelled bad like, really bad He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and wThe night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky And unlucky He d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields nice, private, and quiet The only problem was something smelled bad like, really bad He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern And then another, and another By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting And as if that wasn t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork How could this have happened without anybody noticing Because one thing was for sure the killer had to live close by He was probably even someone they saw every day. The best Ebook Field of Prey The only thing better than a new John Sandford book is a FREE John Sandford book. Thanks Goodreads giveaways!A serial killer has been using an old well in a remote field to dump the bodies of women he has abducted over the years, and when it’s discovered the police find body parts from over 20 corpses* that have turned into what one cop describes as ‘bean soup’. The media hysteria is instant and rabid over what they dub The Black Hole Murders so the political pressure being put on the police and politicians is enormous. As usual when Minnesota cops have a crime that will get people fired they put in a call to their head rat catcher, Lucas Davenport. With most of his usual crew off on various assignments of their own Lucas works a lot with a smart but abrasive female deputy from the county where the bodies were found.The Prey series has done its fair share of serial killer plots, but my favorites tend to be the ones where the villains had more interesting motives than just being psychotic. The recent books had gotten away from that maniac murderer concept so I was a little concerned at the start of this when it seemed like Sandford was just doing an old familiar plot but turning the dial up to 11 by throwing an overwhelming amount of bodies at the reader. However, I should have had more faith because the story takes several unexpected turns and ends up being one where Lucas is at his most emotionally involved. While I’ve always liked the way that Davenport has mostly been portrayed as a guy doing a job he loves rather than the stereotypical burned out cop with his stable home life and realistic perspective about the limits of what he can do there can be an impression that he’s just gliding over the carnage without it really impacting him. Events here take a turn that has him fully engaged in a way we haven’t seen in a while other than threats to his family, and that’s what just kept this from feeling like another rematch of Lucas Vs. The Serial Killer.As with most of the Davenport books the killer is introduced early, and the tension comes from watching the cat-and-mouse game between him and Lucas from both perspectives although Sandford holds back a few items to keep the reader guessing. Sandford also remains one of the best I’ve ever read at creating a sense of momentum at times that makes me want to pace as I read because I can barely stay in my chair.It also seems like change is on the horizon for Lucas. There are several references that when the Minnesota governor leaves office that Lucas will be out too, and a few other things that could be hints that Lucas’s time with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension may be coming to an end. Sandford has talked about ending the series in the near future although his web site also states that he may keep doing Davenport but end the Prey naming format. He may be 70 years old, but with the quality remaining this high I’d like to see him keep going for another 10 or 20 years.* Edited because I originally said there were 20 corpses and there aren't actually 20 full corpses in the well. 8/10/14Next Up: Lucas meets some Juggalos in Gathering Prey.
Field of Prey Lucas Davenport Field of Prey is the twenty fourth novel in the series and while I haven t read the earliest ones I have been following the series for a while It is slightly different from the other novels in that Lucas is on his own in this investigation as the team are tied up elsewhere. Field of Prey Lucas Davenport, by John Sandford Field of Prey Simply Brilliant Field of Prey the twenty fourth in the Lucas Davenport series, is actually my first foray and one that I enjoyed and wondering why it has only taking me twenty five years to discover this wonderful crime series Stephen King is correct when he says John Sandford is a great summer read and a great novelist and the great thing about this book it might be the twenty Field of Prey Lucas Davenport Series by John Apr , Field of Prey Sneak Peek Sample The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. Field of Prey Sandford, John Books Field of Prey is the twenty fourth novel in the series and while I haven t read the earliest ones I have been following the series for a while It is slightly different from the other novels in that Lucas is on his own in this investigation as the team are tied up elsewhere. Field of Prey A Lucas Davenport Novel Book by John Field of Prey Summary Analysis of John Sandford s Field of Prey This is a Summary Analysis of John Sandford s Field of Prey Bestselling author Sandford adds to his extensive Prey series with the deliciously tense Field of Prey In it, he relates the story of Lucas Davenport s investigation of the Black Hole serial killer in a complicated story of sadism, political i. Field of Prey John Sandford Field of Prey Synopsis Preview Chapters The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky And unlucky He d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields nice, private, and quiet. John Sandford Field Of Prey John Sandford Field Of Prey is the th novel in the author s Prey series This book featuring Lucas Davenport had a release date of May , Field Of Prey book description The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. Detailed Review Summary of Field Of Prey by John Sandford Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Field Of Prey A Minnesota State detective tries to capture a serial killer after nearly bodies are found buried in a well Lucas Davenport works for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is that state s equivalent to the FBI Most of the cases are what you would expect, but when an abandoned cistern is discovered with at least bodies dumped Field of Prey Preview John Sandford Field of Prey Synopsis Preview Chapters Years Ago The fifth woman was a blond waitress who enhanced her income by staying late to do kitchen clean up at Aunties, a diner in Faribault, a small city on Interstate south of the Twin Cities The diner had excellent qualities for a kidnapping. Field of Prey John Sandford p. Global Archive Field of Prey John Sandford p cm Prey ISBN Davenport, Lucas Fictitious character Fiction Private investigators Minnesota Minneapolis Fiction Murder Investigation Fiction Minneapolis Minn Fiction Mystery fiction I Title PS . dc This is a work of fiction.

  1. See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.

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  1. The only thing better than a new John Sandford book is a FREE John Sandford book Thanks giveaways A serial killer has been using an old well in a remote field to dump the bodies of women he has abducted over the years, and when it s discovered the police find body parts from over 20 corpses that have turned into what one cop describes as bean soup The media hysteria is instant and rabid over what they dub The Black Hole Murders so the political pressure being put on the police and politicians is [...]


  2. Two high school kids are parked out in a field near Redwing, Minnesota, enjoying an evening of youthful passion, when they notice a very bad smell coming from somewhere nearby The boy, being the responsible sort, tells a deputy sheriff and the next day he and the deputy go back to the spot and discover a concealed cistern When they pry the cover off, they discover that the cistern is filled with decaying female bodies.The local authorities begin pulling the bodies from the cistern and quickly re [...]


  3. Well, this review has me conflicted than would be usual for a John Sandford book As usual, it is well written with a complex, multifaceted plot As usual, there is major crime, and it is especially brutal And this time it also involves old crimes and heavily misogynistic people and crimes I found it difficult to deal with at times though I have probably read similar material by Sandford or others in the past This is not to say that Sandford is misogynistic, no It is the criminals he has written [...]


  4. Can t believe this is number 24, in the Davenport series I have been reading Sandford for a long, long time He is my go to author of crime, the author that for me keeps up the high quality of his fiction, regardless of how many he has written In this one we know, or do we, the perpetrators of the crime Multiple bodies of women found in an old cistern, and one way or another Lucas is drawn into the hunt I usually am not a big fan of stories that start out with a known killer or killers, but in th [...]


  5. I love the Prey series Lucas Davenport is the coolest crime stopper in America, the one we d all want to be well, the one I d like to be, anyway These are brilliant suspense thrillers we know who dunnit and we know Lucas will get them in the end and the trick Sandford always pulls of superbly is to keep us engaged in the chase, wondering how much havoc will be wreaked in the meantime This is probably not the best book in the series, but it s still good There s a bit of me that thinks Lucas on a [...]


  6. One of the things that I appreciate about John Sandford s writing, both in his Prey Series and the interconnected Flowers Series is that his protagonists don t always connect the dots, immediately In a lot of other books, in this genre, as soon as the detective gets the relevant facts and clues, everything lines up, the tumblers click, the light goes on and Eureka he solves the crime and saves the day Sandford s protagonists usually have their own eureka moment, but they are usually in possessio [...]


  7. A really satisfying police procedural, okay to start without reading others in the long series As typical we are treated to vignettes of the twisted life of the bad guy, in this case a serial rapist killer, so it s not a whodunit but a pressure cooker tale on how to find and stop him I ve only read 9 of the 24 of the line of Prey books featuring Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension which he is wont to say is superior to the FBI since the title promises than just inve [...]


  8. Another great addition to the Davenport Series, which I have been reading for yearsn t believe this is book 24.I have watched Lucas Davenport fighting crime for a long time.he s now grown uphis daughter is about to enter college, he s still the cool guy with the cool wardrobe and car and still putting the bad guys behind bars.It s interesting watching him putting the puzzles together and just love the way he interacts with the secondary characters in the series.Great storyline and plot, well dev [...]


  9. Bought as a birthday present to myself, I read this in about 10 great hours Lucas I missed you And Weather and Letty and Del too I love the mix of personal and professional life in this series yet with so much going on, it is not over told or over dramatized The side stories are interesting and play well into the overall plot The secondary characters are appropriately lovable and hated Did not see the crazy part coming so that was a pleasant surprise I actually had to go back and read a bit back [...]


  10. I love these books I love these books so much I m considering blowing off all the books I have started reading and just going back to Rules of Prey and start the whole series over again Honestly, they really do just get better and better After Stolen Prey and Letty s amazing freaking amazing ness there s really no words for how much I love Letty and then the appearance of Kidd Lauren in Silken Prey I really didn t imagine that things would get even better, but they did.Here s why John Sandford i [...]


  11. Well dressed and fast driving Lucas Davenport is at it againor still I m not much for clothes or cars but do enjoy a cop guy or gal that effectively deals with assholes and murderers or as is the case often than not serial killers.Again a killer or killers preying on pretty young ladies This cistern is not your grandfathers cistern but, murders and mayhem and cat and mouse and a bit of Lucas s family form the tale.A few side nods to Del and that F king Flowers, just so you know they are alive a [...]


  12. Hard to believe this is the twenty fourth installment in this successful series of novels by John Sandford Over the years, I ve read most, if not all, of Mr Sandford s works He continues with his successful formula a flawed protagonist a Looney Tunes antagonist interesting support players a hint of sexual tension and short sub chapters In this tale, a body dump site is discovered on an abandoned farm in rural Minnesota A long forgotten cistern holds the remains of than twenty bodies, most women [...]


  13. John Sandford and his prey series have been a favorite of mine since the very first book Before I started this book I read some of the recent reviews and was hoping I would like it than most of the other readers did but I have to agree that this was not his best writing I am disappointed but I m certainly not giving up on him The book wasn t all bad, it just could have been much better.


  14. If I could give this book a rating of than five, I would First off, full disclosure, I did win this book through Goodread s First Reads Program After reading Sandford s last Davenport novel, Silken Prey, I didn t think he could top it I was proven wrong I read a third of the book the first night I got it The serial killers are pure evil and really draw you in I am not sure where Sandford came up with premise for disposing of the bodies, but it is sickening and makes you cheer for Lucas and the [...]


  15. the beginning few chapters of FoP begin in a somewhat rudimentary fashion We meet the villain, discover the bodies, and initially the police bicker over jurisdiction and worry about media coverage In short the book begins so drenched in formula even for a formula soaked genre that I almost gave up.Luckily for me there was a bonus don t want to spoil, I will simply say I was surprised by some early scenes, that pulled me out of my cynicism and made me take notice.Unfortunately there was really on [...]


  16. Field of Prey Simply Brilliant Field of Prey the twenty fourth in the Lucas Davenport series, is actually my first foray and one that I enjoyed and wondering why it has only taking me twenty five years to discover this wonderful crime series Stephen King is correct when he says John Sandford is a great summer read and a great novelist and the great thing about this book it might be the twenty fourth but can still be read without having read his previous outings.I was impressed with all the twist [...]


  17. Why do I love John Sandford s books so much Well, first his characters just jump off the page Lucas Davenport is his central character and we ve known him for 24 books now Yes, that many The banter between him and and his fellow detectives still makes me laugh And this in the middle of solving a horrendous mystery This time it s the Black Hole killer Bodies are found in a cistern, that s an abandoned well in the middle of nowhere It s a great place for two teenagers to get their grove on and to [...]


  18. Twenty fourth in the Lucas Davenport detective mystery series and revolving around Lucas, a roving investigator handling sensitive cases Based in Minneapolis St Paul and roaming all over.My TakeOh, lordy laughing Sandford starts out at one end and slides off to the other with the only person who didn t know Layton was going to get laid, Layton himself Too funny Thankfully, Sandford does drop in relief moments to offset all the horror of this partnership.Explaining the name to the FBI, In Minneso [...]


  19. Lucas Davenport s talented investigative crew at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension others investigate bad guys, we apprehend them is dispersed throughout the country when all hell breaks loose with the discovery of a long forgotten cistern containing the bones of than a dozen murder victims As the Bureau s preeminent investigator, Lucas is drawn into the case despite his involvement in getting to the bottom of the high profile disappearance of a Ponzi scheme operator and millions of [...]


  20. 4 starsReading the new Lucas Davenport novel is like coming home That is one thing you can always count on When Sandford writes Davenport, he never misses That is safe to say after 24 books in the series.Lucas Davenport has faced a few serial killers in his time, but this case turned a bit different First, all the members of his usual posse have their own assignments, so he has to rely on a tough and abrasive female deputy who catches the eye of the killer Second, an event makes things very pers [...]


  21. I think I love his books with each new release.I ve been in a massive book slump holds my attention.but this didd the ending.I love Davenport so much.I love that he is flawed, but his heart is not.I love that he faces moral and ethical dilemmas head ong what he knows will allow him to sleep at night.even if it costs him something somewhere else down the lined never putting his job before people.ose close to him, or just those he encounters for a short time.I marvel at Sandford author that has k [...]


  22. I received this book via giveaway.Field of Prey is a thriller featuring Inspector Lucas Davenport, who is called into action to pursue an active serial killer The plot is well crafted, the book is well written, and the characters act in a believable manner The primary reason I am giving this book a 5 star rating is that I simply could not put the book down once I started it, and I finished it in two days The book is 400 pages so needless to say I didn t accomplish much else last weekend thanks t [...]


  23. While this book ended in typical Davenport fashion the start was different I felt like it was written quite differently than a typical John Sandford penned novel and I ve read a lot of those novels It was overall cruder I am not offended by appropriate crudeness and I felt that, at least for the first half of the book, Weather was all but ignored or given a very secondary roll compared to how Sandford usually includes her in the stories And then she made somewhat of a larger appearance later in [...]


  24. If I was able to,I would give this book SIX stars I am a big fan of John Sandford and Field of Prey is one of his best books If you haven t already read this book,get it ASAP You will not be disappointed,


  25. Author Sandford has another winner on his hands with his latest featuring Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Lucas Davenport, although it almost seems he was trying to pack too much action into it or maybe make sure all the characters we ve come to know are here In any event, dealing with a couple of very different cases in different directions did get a bit confusing at times The impression I got, in fact, was that this was either an attempt to stretch out the number of pages or be [...]


  26. Wow Just wow I don t know what else to say about this book except the following I had resisted reading this book for the past year even though I have always enjoyed this series I just wasn t in the mood to read what seemed like another book about a serial killer, featuring a maniac on the loose who kept adding to the body count I don t have the stomach for those kinds of books too much any But I missed reading about Lucas Davenport, so I decided to give in and give this book a chance And I was g [...]


  27. Jesus H Christ, I know betterI fucking KNOW better than to pick up a John Sandford Lucas Davenport an hour before I need to be asleep because I ve got work in the morning Damn it Gahhhh Now I ve got three piddly damn hours to sleep Wonderful Because nooooo, I just HAD to keep turning the pages, HAD to know what happens next, couldn t POSSIBLY wait til tomorrow to finish, oh HELLLLL NO Nope, not me I mean, I know it s gonna be a tight story, I know it s gonna be quippy and witty, I know what to e [...]


  28. i was a little disappointed in this book I always enjoy spending time with Lucas Davenport but some of the logical lapses in the development of the story took away from the enjoyment of the story.First, when the police officer was killed, I expected them to try an construct a time line of his movements but the timeline was incomplete Why didn t anyone look at the autopsy results to see when he last ate and where he got the donuts Two, Lucas developed a list of 3 people who could be involved in t [...]


  29. Charismatic Minnesota BCA detective Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer of young blond women after their decomposed heads were found in an abandoned cistern on a deserted farm Quite a gruesome scenario I ll admit, but finding the killer before he kills again drives this runaway train pacing in the newest John Sanford book in a very successful, long running series There are good reasons why all Sanford s books in this series are best sellers and if you like crime fiction, you owe i [...]


  30. Pretty good serial killer book This one involves a lot of bones being found in a cistern on an abandoned farm Lucas goes about tracking down the culprit s but they do lose one of their own along the way There s a side story of Del going down to Texas that really didn t need to be there but it was Virgil never shows up either but Lucas kind of teams up with the local female cop who wants to be in the big city While once again, innocents die and bad things happen to decent people, Sandford still b [...]


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