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Issue: Autumn 2014

Field of Prey (2014) book review

Mass Death in a Small Town

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Lucas Davenport is speeding through the Minnesota countryside towards a mass grave, his teenaged adopted daughter beside him. He recognises in her something of himself -- the desire to hunt humans, armed.

In the latest of John Sandford's Prey series, the team at Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has more than one investigation active. Lucas isn't the man to head up a large team searching for the serial killer who threw fifteen women's bodies into a cistern. He's a hunter, but he goes to the mass grave and in time is pulled into the investigation.

Sandford's Prey series is firmly set in Minnesota. He draws the place and the lifestyle vividly without apparent effort. His characters are old friends now, developing as they make and maintain relationships. These are chase 'em/ race 'em thrillers with characters we care about who have real lives.

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Field of Prey by John Sandford (May 2014), Putnam Adult, 392p

A smart and easy read, this book stands alone, but we recommend you indulge yourself and work your way through the interlocking series using our reading guide.

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See also: Lucas Davenport series reading order
Virgil Flowers series reading order
Kidd & LuEllen series reading order
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