Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, #21)

John Sandford
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times-bestselling author.  "One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?"

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-04-13
Oh how I have missed you Lucas Davenport! I've been sitting on this book for quite some time, as I knew based on description, a good majority of the book would be reminiscent of pre-domesticated Davenport. I sat on this book quite frankly, because I dreaded reaching the end, and knowing this is likely to be the last I see my favorite, but aging, detective in his glory days again.

Ever since Davenport married, he's lost some of his roughness that made him so attractive in the earlier series. This title more than makes up for the last few. We get to see the Davenport that has gradually worked his way up the ranks, but most importantly we also get a peek back at his very first investigating case, and the old Davenport we adore.

This book really made Lucas take a good, hard, long look at himself, as he is pushed farther than he's ever been pushed before, choosing between being the vigilante consumed with rage and doing things "by the book" to avoid ruining the careers of those closest to him.

I was not disappointed with Sandford this time. I devoured this book in one sitting, and am now contemplating starting from the beginning of the series (again) so that I may savor this for just a little longer.
Reviewed: 2016-01-16
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.
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