Excerpt from Golden Prey










Hope you had a chance to pick up Apple-achian Treasure and some other freebies this weekend! There was some good stuff in my freebies post, and some of them might still be available.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This week I am just finishing up Golden Prey, by John Sandford. Before I go too far… this one is more graphic than the books that I usually mention on my blog. It involves both torture and the killing of a little girl, so be warned before you pick it up. So, that aside, this is an engaging thriller with more twists and turns than a bag of Twizzlers. The criminals are smart, and so are the federal marshal and agents on their tails. It is a great game of cat and mouse, and while the feds are bound to win in the end, I’m not quite sure how.

“There’ll be one outside, three inside, they all got guns,” Darling said. “I’ve watched them for three months, always the same.”

John Sandford, Golden Prey

The man was smart and he didn’t mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport. 

Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the “Queen of home-improvement tools” compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he’s just another large target.

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