Gathering Prey

Gathering Prey

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Penguin Putnam
A terrifying Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winner John Sandford.
 
They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes—they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do.

Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger—but just may change the course of his life.

Baker & Taylor
When his adopted daughter's friend reports that someone has been killing off a circle of nomadic panhandlers, Lucas travels to North Dakota, where he encounters a dangerously violent subculture. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Virgil Flowers series.

Baker
& Taylor

When his adopted daughter's friend reports that someone has been killing off a circle of nomadic panhandlers, Lucas travels to North Dakota, where he encounters a dangerously violent subculture.
"The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sandford. They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life"--

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2015
ISBN: 9780399168796
9780425278857
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY SAN
Characteristics: 407 p. ;,24 cm.

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Zoelexi777
Mar 12, 2017

This is book number 2 that I've read from this author and I've found the ones I've read to be quite enjoyable. I have his latest book on hold and I'm sure it will be just as good.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #25. Davenport must find out who has been killing Travelers, in a case that reaches across state lines.

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miinas
Aug 31, 2016

Will the chase ever end? It seems like they were so close so many times to catching Pilate. But the drama and suspense kept on going. Love Lucas Davenport!

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2clubs
Jun 03, 2016

Good book read more

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7626dee
Feb 28, 2016

First of John Sanford's books I have read and I think I will now go back to the first in the Prey series and read them all. Not often a Pulitzer winner for reporting writes fiction so well. I recommend his web site and you should read through his dispatches from his visit to Iraq. John Roswell Camp is the real name guess he was afraid his fiction would spoil his rep as a serious correspondent.

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trevordunfordswife
Sep 06, 2015

Nothing like a new Lucas to curl up with and a long weekend to do it in as they are inevitably un-put-downable!! Found this to be better than his average as well: the 'Travellers' got under my skin and I was very glad when Lucas got involved. Also, I really like Letty and would like to see more of her, preferably partnered with Lucas, in the books. Love her attitude!

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rahmmie
Aug 16, 2015

I didn't think I was going to like this book as much as I did since the subject matter was not something I was really interested in, but it turned out to be quite good

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wilbertjack
Aug 14, 2015

I just finished this one.
I did not enjoy it.
Pity as I love this author and both the Davenport and Flowers series.

karcoldelharvic5 Jul 19, 2015

couldn't put the book down

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StarGladiator
Jul 17, 2015

Sandford's success in writing is that while he writes essentially police procedurals, they are both closer to actual dialogue, plus realistically-based office interactions: the dedicated, hard worker versus the management sleaze [usually nepotistic or politcal appointments] - - something many, if not most people, can attest to.
Typical fine craftsmanship from Sandford, although still have to call the YA book, Uncaged, his best [written with his co-author wife]. Interesting to see how he handles his upcoming SF debut, Saturn Run?

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miinas
Aug 31, 2016

Will the chase ever end? It seems like they were so close so many times to catching Pilate. But the drama and suspense kept on going. Love Lucas Davenport!

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Zedd
May 05, 2016

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life.

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