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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

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 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 15 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....

©2014 John Sanford (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Awesome story, and great narration as usual...

Awesome story, and great narration as usual, enjoyed as usual, very much reminded me of John's early novells...

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  • joe
  • GRANGER, IN, United States
  • 05-09-17

Sandford has another winner.

Typical Sandford book with a lot of gruesome storylines mixed in with family love and friendships along with caring hearts for anyone in need or different. Don't feel so concerned about family in the twin-cities.

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Replace Ferrone as narrator

The publisher should seriously consider replacing Richard Ferrone. His voices are indistinguishable from one another. Dick Hill who narrates the Harry Bosch novels is much better.

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Awesome

This is as a great story. I think this is the one I like the most out of the series.

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loved it

good stuff as always. Love the audible formats. Richard Ferrone always does a great job.

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Great Book. Third time listening to it.

I have all the Lucas Davenport books going way back and every few years I listen again and enjoy them just as much.

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  • Edward
  • Bossier City, LA, United States
  • 02-15-17

Easily one of the best

I've listened to all Davenport books and this is the best amongst them to me

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Best of Prey Series

Ranks at the top of the Prey Series. Fascinating plot with interesting side stories. Once again Sanders gives us despicable characters who aren't geniuses,just somewhat smart and very lucky. Love Lucases crew and family ,especially Letty. Glad not to get too involved in personal lives however. Narration is good. This is one I'll listen to again.

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His worst, better than the works of many

It seems Sanford phoned this one in. The solution was so obvious so early that some explanation for why it wasn't seen was needed or a different direction for the story, but neither was forthcoming. Investigative procedures that were followed in the past were simply ignored this time. He wasn't true to Lucas Davenport. I really wish he would rewrite this one because I've loved almost everything else he's written and this story had a great deal of potential.

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New high

Measured by plot complexity, clarity and scope of characters, pure suspense, blatant surprises and pure evil, this has to be Sanford's best yet.