With Naked Prey, John Sandford proved again that his
writing is as fresh and compulsively readable as
ever. "This is vintage Sandford, which is to say all but
impossible to put down," said The Washington
Post. "Sprawling, suspenseful, tough-minded [and] sheer
Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a
statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was
plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got
killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir
Orslov is found shot dead, three holes in his head and
heart, and though nobody knows why, everybody-the local
cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves-has a theory.
And when it turns out he had very high government
connections, that's when it hits the fan.
A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from
Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the
crime scene-and, in the middle of it all, there is another
murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is
the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she-yes, it's a
woman-a cop at all? Why was the man shot with . . . fifty-
year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport
will have to follow a trail back to another place, another
time, and battle the shadows he discovers there-shadows
that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.