Field of Prey

Field of Prey

Large Print - 2014
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"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 waśŒsomething smelled badĺike, 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014
Characteristics: 529 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410466686


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Dec 31, 2017

A really good one. Lucas Davenport at his best; the guy who scores in overtime after seemingly doing little during the first three periods of the hockey game. A young couple are "parking" out in the corn fields in rural Minnesota one summer evening when they smell something foul. It turns out that the abandoned cistern nearby is full of bodies of women who disappeared over the past two decades. Horrible. This is a case for BCA but Lucas doesn't take the lead; he'd sooner, "talk to a few people, if I come across any that are interesting." And he does. Most enjoyable watching Lucas' daughter Letty take an interest in her father's occupation and how he uses common sense to catch the killer. All in all, one of the best I have ever read.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Davenport #24. A teen uncovers a field that has been used for years by an unsuspected serial killer as a place to leave his corpses.

Jul 17, 2016

Hard to believe anyone could get away with killing 15+ people until you look at the statistics, Sanford knows his material as there are several thousand unsolved disappearances each year most are women. Says a lot about our society.

Apr 15, 2016

Gruesome enough but.... not as flip and smart as the last one I read. The dialogue is off so I hope John Sandford has upped his game to his expected high standard for the new one, Extreme Prey due out shortly.

Nov 27, 2014

Agree, the dialogue is not as vivid as the other Prey books. I'm not looking forward to the next Prey book if it is like this one.

Nov 26, 2014

Pretty good!

Oct 28, 2014

Excellent read, excellent ending, but I agree with commenter, myscoot, something about the dialogue was a litte off in this book; maybe forced?

hendrixlakeguy Oct 19, 2014

I have read all the "Prey novels" and so far this is the best!

Jul 18, 2014

The series is a fun read.

Jul 12, 2014

Very enjoyable. Never read a Sandford novel I didn't like, and always look forward to the next.

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