Extreme Prey by John Sandford is the 26th book in the “Prey” thriller series. Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, April 2016

Extreme PreyShe was an Iowa woman in her fifties, busy skinning a rabbit for dinner. She wasn’t thinking about the rabbit, though. She was thinking about murder. If and when, and where and how, and with what.

She wasn’t thinking about who. She already knew who.

After a recent—and dangerous—adventure with his daughter, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation—no longer employed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. His friend the governor has been cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he has a job for Lucas.

The governor’s been hearing strange things on the campaign trail in Iowa; nothing specific, just whispers that make him wonder if there are some crazies out there planning to do something. He’s passed it along to the appropriate people, but he’d feel much better if Lucas checked it out, too.

Lucas agrees—but he has no idea what he’s just gotten himself into. He’s seen crazies before in his career—all too many of them—but none quite like the ones he’s about to encounter now.

Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Extreme Prey is future proof that “John Sandford is at the top of his game” (The Washington Post).

This fast-paced and action filled drama begins like no other and ends with what’s next for Lucas. In between we are taken on a roller coaster ride as Lucas is once again on the hunt for vicious killers who’ll stop at nothing to get what they think other deserves and it will be up to Lucas to put that fire out. This was an intense read that had my heart pumping as each scene was fraught with danger the closer we got to the perpetrators as expertly written by the author. The narrative put me smack dab in the middle of all the action while the dialogue kept me engaged in all aspects in the telling of this story. This was another good story by the author and I look forward to the next chapter in the lives of Lucas and his friends.

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