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Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.

It’s the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.


All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can’t believe it—the senator’s way too smart for that, even if he is from the other party. Something’s not right.

As Davenport investigates, the trail leads to a political fixer who has disappeared, then—troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department itself, and most unsettling of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons in manipulation. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work—along with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it happen.
Published: Penguin Group on May 7, 2013
ISBN: 9781101621196
List price: $9.99
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Lucas Davenport & the Dirty Tricksters might well be the subtitle of the latest John Sanford mystery, 'Silken Prey.'A political hack has gone missing after planting child porn on the opposition candidate's computer. Who better to get to the heart of the matter than the redoubtable Lucas Davenport? Or at least that's what the governor hopes.Sanford's best selling Davenport novels are a dependable read. If Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch is everyman faced with the angst of the age, Sanford's Davenport is perhaps the man everyman wishes he were. Former hockey jock, self-made tech millionaire, reformed ladies' man, and ace detective with a violent streak a mile wide and a smile that makes the world uncomfortable - being Lucas Davenport would be a hoot.In 'Silken Prey' Davenport encounters all the usual suspects plus his usual support characters this time augmented by computer hacker turned artist Kidd and his 'insurance adjuster' wife Lauren. (When Lauren pays a stealthy visit, an insurance rate hike often follows.) Then, of course, there's the Brad Pitt look-alike Vigil Flowers - any day that includes a visit from that f****ing Flowers is a good day."Silken Prey" is business as usual; it's not Sandford at his best. But it's not a bad novel. As usual, it makes a pleasant sometimes witty read. But it's time for Davenport and Sandford to stretch a bit and add a bit of new life to this successful series.This was an Early Reviewers book.read more
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Lucas Davenport & the Dirty Tricksters might well be the subtitle of the latest John Sanford mystery, 'Silken Prey.'A political hack has gone missing after planting child porn on the opposition candidate's computer. Who better to get to the heart of the matter than the redoubtable Lucas Davenport? Or at least that's what the governor hopes.Sanford's best selling Davenport novels are a dependable read. If Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch is everyman faced with the angst of the age, Sanford's Davenport is perhaps the man everyman wishes he were. Former hockey jock, self-made tech millionaire, reformed ladies' man, and ace detective with a violent streak a mile wide and a smile that makes the world uncomfortable - being Lucas Davenport would be a hoot.In 'Silken Prey' Davenport encounters all the usual suspects plus his usual support characters this time augmented by computer hacker turned artist Kidd and his 'insurance adjuster' wife Lauren. (When Lauren pays a stealthy visit, an insurance rate hike often follows.) Then, of course, there's the Brad Pitt look-alike Vigil Flowers - any day that includes a visit from that f****ing Flowers is a good day."Silken Prey" is business as usual; it's not Sandford at his best. But it's not a bad novel. As usual, it makes a pleasant sometimes witty read. But it's time for Davenport and Sandford to stretch a bit and add a bit of new life to this successful series.This was an Early Reviewers book.
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