“Silken prey” by John Sandford


“If you haven’t read Sandford, you have missed one of the great summer-read novelists of all time” read a review by Stephen King. That sold me the 400 page book, in a summer resort.

It was the first book I read by Sandford. He is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and an author of the Prey series, four Kidd novels and the Virgil Flowers series.
The book stuck to my hands for three day. Took it with me at the breakfast table, to the coffee shop and in bed at night. It is an engaging thriller. It has politics, crimes, criminal investigations, love affaires of different kinds, blackmail and other tense atmospherics, with wry humour and twists up to the last sentence.
Lucas Davenport, a lead investigator from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is asked by the governor to look into a possibly implanted child pornography case during an election campaign for a senator seat. The race is between a democrat, Monroe looking young and rich Grant, and a republican, Smalls. By their names you can guess who won the campaign.

I’ll let you discover the rest of the intrigue, which unfolds in 10 days prior to the date of the elections. Enjoy your late summer reads!

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