Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Idleness like kisses, to be sweet, must be stolen." Jerome K Jerome


Imagine an entire family being tortured and murdered by crazed killers who were looking for information that the family never had?

Think about if you worked with computers with a bank and found a way to divert millions of dollars from an automated account. It would make you feel confident that you and your accomplices committed a perfect crime. However, you learn of a software company vice president and family being murdered and the killers leaving a note on the wall "were coming." In improper English.

Lucas Davenport is on the case and attempts to learn what information the family might have had. With the manner of torture and killing along with the ungrammatical note, officials believe they are dealing with a group of murderous drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border, they are called Los Criminales del Norte.

The pacing of the story is well done as the author describes what is happening with the killers, then we see the status of the investigation and then at the armature thieves who had no idea of what an explosive situation they were getting themselves into.

John Sandford is a master of dialogue and rates in the class with Elmore Leonard in that regard. His character, Lucas Davenport is a legendary criminal investigator whose actions and manner of apprehending criminals are very realistic and make him a pleasure to read, so much so that with the well written conclusion of the novel, it is sad to see the story come to the end.

Giveaway rules:
1. be a follower of this blog
2. use above link and see the Amazon review and at the end of the review indicate that the review was helpful.
3. leave email address and indicate steps 1 and 2 are complete.
4. U.S. and Canada only
5. This is for an advanced review copy
6. Giveaway ends May 26th.   Good luck.


Blake J, Stine said...

Good review Mike. This is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to read this one

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

2 and 3 done. I would love to read this book.
The review tells me it is a page turner.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

heather said...

Hi Mike, great review! Lucas Davenport has always been one of my favorite characters because he seems so real. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower and I 'liked' your review.

Carol M said...

Steps 1 and 2 are complete.

I would love to start reading John Sandford's books. I've heard a lot of good things about them!

Carl Scott said...

Hi Mike

Thanks for the invitation to this giveaway.

I follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

I read your Amazon review and marked it as helpful. I was #4.

Thanks again.

Kara D. said...

I am a follower via email ! Thanks for the email letting me know about it! I also marked Amazon as helpful!

Thanks so much for the giveaway. Sounds like a good read. Definitely enjoy action in a book.


Dana said...

Great Review steps 1 and 2 done! I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

This sounds to be good:)
liked your review.
thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Great review! Yes, it was helpful and I clicked yes. Here's my Also subscribed to get your emails.

Amy S. said...

I really liked your review. Steps 1 and 2 completed. Thanks for letting me know about this book. It sounds really good. I added it to my goodreads to-read shelf.
amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

Ethan said...

I just read my first Sandford novel a few weeks ago, and this looks like another great one! I completed the steps.

Unknown said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63) and FB (I think, did not see a like button, but I can see and post on your wall) -FB- Nadine E Larsen) and joined your google group by email (loving your reviews)

and I left a comment on Amazon about this review. (eyzofblu63)

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I have not read a Sandford book in a long time. I used to devour them. Thanks for the chance to read another one. I did steps 1 & 2.

Kasee said...

Great review. I love diving into John Sanford novels, and Lucas Davenport will always have a corner of my heart. I was very dismayed to learn that I have fallen so far behind in the Prey series, and I look forward to catching up!
(I completed steps 1&2, too.)

Lmbrunken said...

Follow on twitter n facebook Lmbrunken
Liked n left comment on review Larissa brunken

So completed steps 1& 2

I haven't read any of the books but this one sounds like a great read. I did love the review. This ends on my daughters birthday so its a lucky day!

Unknown said...

Congratulations to Blake Stein for winning the copy of "Stolen Prey."

Blake J, Stine said...

YAAA HOOO thanks Mike

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