Silken Prey by John Sandford

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

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Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, SILKEN PREY is further evidence for why the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER called the Davenport novels “a perfect series,” and SUSPENSE MAGAZINE wrote, “If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”

“If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.” —Stephen King, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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John Sandford is the author of twenty-three Prey novels; six Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books. He lives in California and New Mexico.

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985.

Camp is the author of thirty-one published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel, and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

To learn more about John, please visit his website.

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