Dimensions: 9.34 × 6.3 × 1.4 in
Published: May 12, 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399150439
ISBN - 13: 9780399150432
From the Publisher
Lucas Davenport finds some changes--and some nasty surprises--in store, in the chilling new novel by the number-one-bestselling author. After thirteen years and thirteen Prey novels, John Sandford''s writing is as fresh as ever. His last book, Mortal Prey, was "a model of the genre" (People) and "the cop novel of the year" (Kirkus Reviews). Now, in Naked Prey, he puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas in now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: he doesn''t mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay--and he''s waiting for the bill. It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they''re naked. "Lynching" is the word that everybody''s trying not to say--but, as Lucas begins to discover, in fact the murders are not what they appear to be, and they are not the end of the story. There is worse to come--much, much worse. Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford''s most suspenseful novel yet.
About the Author
John Sandford is a writer and journalist. The name is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp. Camp was born on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He earned a degree in American history from Iowa State University before entering the U.S. Army. After leaving the service, Camp earned a master's degree in journalism. Camp served in Korea and worked for a newspaper. After the military, Camp worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Perryville, Missouri. During the 1970s, Camp worked at The Miami Herald, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press & Dispatch. In 1985, Camp began researching the lives of a farm family caught in the midst of the crisis of American farming. The article, "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family," won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Non-Deadline Feature Writing. After winning the Pulitzer, Camp began writing fiction including The Fool's Run and Rules of Prey. Camp, working under the Sandford name contributes occasionally to the Pioneer Press and has written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art.