May 7, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399147284
ISBN - 13: 9780399147289
From the Publisher
The #1 bestselling novelist returns with his most harrowing Prey of all: the story of a congenial man with a decidedly uncongenial hobby.
From the Jacket
An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and... well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.
Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take some unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster—and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair.
Filled with the rich characterization and detail that distinguish all of John Sandford's work, Chosen Prey is a masterpiece of suspense.
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.