Stolen Prey by John Sandford is the 22nd book in the “Prey” thriller series. Publisher: Putnam, May 2012

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two kids, two dogs. On the wall in blood: “Were coming.” No apostrophe.

There’s something about the scene that tugs at Lucas’s cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen from Mexican drug gangs. But this is a seriously upscale town, the husband ran a modest software company, the wife dabbed in local politics. None of it seems to fit.

Until it does. And that’s when everybody starts coming to town: the DEA, the Mexican Federales, and some independent operators who are decidedly less welcome.

Where it all leads…will take Lucas into the darkest nightmare of his life.

Lucas is not having a good day…first he’s robbed and then he’s at a scene of a brutal murder that spreads from one nation to another. This drama is jammed packed with fast moving and non-stop action and took me on a tension-filled and suspenseful journey as Lucas and his team tracked killers that led to a showdown in an unexpected place by an unlikely person. This was another good read in the Prey series.

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