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Invisible Prey

By John Sandford

Invisible Prey
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  • Published in USA  May 2007,
    384 pages.

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In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random-if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to . . . certainly nothing he ever expected. Which is too bad, because the killers-and, yes, there is more than one of them-the killers are expecting him.

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"Interesting and unusual supporting characters, good and bad guys alike, enhance an intriguing puzzle." - PW.

"As always for Sandford, entertaining and intelligent reading." - Booklist.

"Series fans will miss the adrenaline rush they usually get from his books but will appreciate the cameo by Sandford's other series character, Kidd." - Library Journal.

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Rated 4 of 5 of 5 by Marie Underdown
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Our couples book club just finished Invisible Prey and have a question. In Chapter 24, page 372 (in the paperback), there is a typo; the word "shirts" was written rather than "skirts." Then on page 374, the last sentence of the first paragraph reads "You should never, Lucas thought, trust a spell-checker." Was this deliberate or just a coincidence? Thanks!

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John Sandford Author Biography

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and received his first training as a journalist and reporter when he was in Korea for 15 months working for his base paper.

After the army, Camp spent 10 months working for the Cape Girardeau South East Missourian newspaper before returning to the University of Iowa for his Masters in Journalism. From 1971 to 1978, he worked as a general assignment reporter for the Miami Herald, covering killings and drug cases, among other beats, with his colleague, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edna Buchanan.

In 1978, Camp joined the St. Paul Pioneer Press as a features reporter. He ...

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