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Buried prey [sound recording] : [a novel]
Sandford, John
Adult Fiction SANDFOR

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Sandford's outstanding 21st novel to feature Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (after Storm Prey) offers fans the chance to compare the young with the mature protagonist. In 1985, Davenport, then an eager patrol cop, made his bones as a homicide detective in an ugly kidnapping murder case. The present-day discovery of the mummified bodies of two girls wrapped in plastic, sisters Nancy and Mary Jones, leads Davenport to realize that he "messed up": the wrong man was credited with the crime and the real killer never caught. Cracking this very cold case becomes intensely personal for Davenport, who uses his own resources, including manipulating the media and pushing Marcy Sherrill, head of Minneapolis Homicide, to use all of her resources as well. A fusion of old-fashioned doggedness and modern technology pressures the killer into deadly action. Expert plotting and a riveting finish make this one of Sandford's best. Author tour. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Sandford's 21st razor-sharp thriller once again features Lucas Davenport from Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension-this one, however, reveals Davenport's evolution from a young and reckless rookie cop to a respected investigator. After demolition workers discover two plastic-wrapped bodies buried under a concrete floor, Lucas arrives and recognizes the mummified bodies from an unsolved case he worked back in 1985. In a lengthy flashback, Lucas recalls the details-a power-hungry chief investigator eager to cast blame; anonymous 911 calls targeting a schizophrenic street guy accidently killed by the cops; and intriguing coincidences involving a scary John Fell. Yet Lucas knew investigators "messed up" by pinning the murder on the homeless man. Now, he's determined to buck the bureaucracy and find the perverted killer who's been murdering more women over the past 25 years. Lucas engages the assistance of former and current colleagues in a fast-paced search using today's technology to probe for the truth. Verdict Sandford fans as well as thriller buffs will appreciate the throbbing cadence of Sandford's prose and his crisp dialog. Highly recommended as an engrossing summer read. [See Prepub Alert, 11/1/10.]-Jerry P. Miller, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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