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Summary

Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from internationally best-selling author John Sandford.

An off-duty coast guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behaviour from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver...a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense, and his hunch is proved right when all three guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed.

They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport.

And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.

©2021 John Sandford (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic reviews

"One of the great novelists of all time." (Stephen King)

"A series writer who reads like a breath of fresh air." (Daily Mirror)

"John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller." (New York Times Book Review)

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Enjoyable

Once again a good and enjoyable audio book. That's all the prey series done now. Question is is Lucas going to retire now, or are there going to be more prey books to come.

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Why a three star !

The author needs to know that there is at least 270 words to replace the word said! It felt like in 10% of this audio book said was used.

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Worth The Yearly Wait

I wait all year for each new release of this series. Sandford has a unique way of letting his characters speak to one another that’s always humorous and chillingly realistic. This book is certainly no exception. The storyline is, as ever compelling but both Virgil and Lucas feature in this novel which works even better than I’d hoped.
Hang on right to the end for the hilarious author’s notes. Worth the wait.
Finally, without Richard Ferrone there is no Lucas in my opinion. His acting prowess is seldom bettered. He reads with subtlety and finesse.
This is a worthwhile addition to the Prey series and in these difficult times, a worthy distraction.

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Superb storytelling, as always!

I have listened to or read every one of the Prey books, and loved them all. They never disappoint, and neither did this one.
Fantastic, gravel voiced narration by Richard Ferrone - to me he is absolutely the voice of Lucas Davenport et al.
Loved the combination of Davenport and Flowers in this one, and the other regular characters too. Hope there will be more like this one in the future.

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  • 05-08-22

Great police procedural

Enjoyed the police and diving procedure details. Narrator was excellent with just the right amount of pace in the delivery. Highly recommended.

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  • Jasmine
  • 27-11-21

Not Virgil Flowers

The story was well written as always but Davenport is coming across as an old man and the narrator makes Virgil's voice so high and squeaky it really spoiled the story. The humor that surrounds Virgil wasn't there and that is so part of what I like about his character. I purchased this book because it had Virgil Flowers in the story. The stories written about him are always light hearted and with the special twist of a loveable rogue. I hope there will be more Virgil Flowers stories or a new series completely as I like this author's style and Davenport is fast losing his edge.

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  • Bart Kamman
  • 28-07-21

Great story, awesome narrator

As always I like these books, voice of Richard fits very well. Plot and story listence very easely

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  • debsb09
  • 16-05-21

The best John Sandford book of all

I have read every Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers book but this was my first John Sandford audio book. And it didn’t disappoint for one minute. I couldn’t stop listening! A brilliant read (or listen) !!!