John Sandford
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John Sandford

John 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 archaeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org. 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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    • Twisted Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282

    Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece!

    • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Holy Ghost

    • A Virgil Flowers Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle - and a murder - in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of "pure reading pleasure" (Booklist)....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rules of Prey

    • A Lucas Davenport Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670

    The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Deep Freeze

    • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,627
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

    Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

    • By shelley on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Saturn Run

    • By: John Sandford Ctein
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,371

    The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope - something is approaching Saturn and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Sci-Fi Book in a While!

    • By Ted on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Golden Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244

    Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

    • By Wayne on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dark of the Moon

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,596
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,586

    In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great winding road of a story

    • By Crystal on 10-10-07

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Shadow Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,492

    In this sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD Lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer known only as Shadow Love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Top 3 out of his 23 Davenport Novels

    • By G.Monie on 06-24-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Eyes of Prey

    • The Lucas Davenport Series, Book 3
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943

    In Eyes of Prey, a depressed and unfocused Davenport takes on a macabre case, tracking down a serial killer who maims the eyes of his victims after he has murdered them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sí. Oui. Yup. Uh huh. Oh hell yeah.Yes.

    • By mindusq on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Winter Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944

    Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Norman on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

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