|Publish Date:||Jul 2012|
|Number of Pages:||535|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.75 x 8.75 x 1.25|
John Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before entering the U.S. Army and serving in Korea, he received a bachelor's degree in American history from the University of Iowa in 1966. After leaving the service, he received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. During the 1970's, he worked at The Miami Herald, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1985, he began researching the lives of a farm family caught in the midst of the crisis of American farming.
The article, Life on the Land: An American Farm Family, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Non-Deadline Feature Writing. After winning the Pulitzer Prize, he began writing fiction. His works include the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series. He has also written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art.
In the 22nd entry in Sandford's "Prey" series, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Lucas Davenport investigates the brutal murder of a wealthy family. He discovers that their computer software firm also serves as a front for laundering Mexican drug money. When a group of petty thieves and computer hackers steal this cash, the gang sends vicious thugs to extract revenge and recover their ill-gotten gains. Along the way, Lucas also searches for a pair of thieves who robbed him at an ATM. Sandford's story contains a wide cast of law enforcement officers, crooks, and other colorful characters and has plenty of twists, turns, and shoot-outs to hold the listener's interest.
Verdict: Veteran narrator Richard Ferrone does an excellent job in presenting the tale. A perfect listen for people partial to action stories and hard-boiled cops and robbers.
[The Random House Ac was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.] - Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Parkersburg Lib.
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