Book #70 was Silent Prey, the fourth book in John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series. The back of the book reads: Dr. Mike Bekker, a psychotic pathologist, is back on the streets, doing what he does best—murdering one helpless victim after another. Lucas Davenport knows he should have killed Bekker when he had the chance. Now he has a second opportunity—and the time to hesitate isRead more
John Sandfordâ€™s introduction of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers was an immediate critical and popular success: â€œlaser-sharp characters and a plot thatâ€™s fast and surprisingâ€ (Cleveland Plain Dealer); â€œan idiosyncratic, thoroughly ingratiating heroâ€ (Booklist). Flowers is only in his late thirties, but heâ€™s been around the block a few times, and he doesnâ€™t think much can surprise him anymore. Heâ€™s wrong.
Itâ€™s a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if youâ€™re keeping count), when the phone rings. Itâ€™s Lucas Davenport. Thereâ€™s a body in Stillwaterâ€”two shots to the head, found near a veteranâ€™s memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.
Exactly like the body they found last week.
The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someoneâ€™s keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all . . . and then he does, and heâ€™s almost sorry he did.
Because if itâ€™s true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thoughtâ€”and every one of them is booby-trapped.
Filled with the audacious plotting, rich characters, and brilliant suspense that have always made his books â€œcompulsively readableâ€ (Los Angeles Times), this is vintage Sandford.Read more
Book #43 was Dark of the Moon by John Sandford. The back of the book reads: Virgil Flowers-tall, lean, late thirties, three times divorced, hair way too long for a cop’s-had kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First, it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport had broughtRead more
Book #105 was Rules of Prey, the first book in John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series. The back of the book reads: The haunting, unforgettable, ice-blooded thriller that introduced Lucas Davenport is so chilling that you’re almost afraid to turn the pages and so mesmerizing you cannot stop. This is another series where I’ve read a lot of the later books, but not the early ones.Read more