Silent Prey

by John Sandford | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0425137562 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loriped of Keizer, Oregon USA on 6/26/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Friday, June 26, 2009
This streamlined thriller is a rematch for Minneapolis homicide cop Lucas Davenport and the insane killer he caught in Sandford's earlier slasher novel, Eyes of Prey. After psychotic pathologist Dr. Mike Bekker escapes from a New York courthouse and begins a killing spree, NYPD Lt. Lily Rothenberg asks Davenport, her former lover, to come to Manhattan and help the investigation. Despite Bekker's ruined face (courtesy of an enraged Davenport), the killer eludes capture and the bodies keep piling up, each with the eyelids cut off so that Bekker could photograph his victims as they died. Rothenberg gives Davenport an additional, undercover assignment--to ferret out the "Robin Hoods," a clandestine police vigilante group responsible for perhaps three dozen deaths, one of which was that of a fellow cop who might have been onto them. Paired with possible Robin Hood Det. Barbara Fell, Davenport taunts Bekker in the media, hoping to goad him into a mistake, but the grisly murders continue.

Sending to a friend who has this on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 2 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Monday, July 13, 2009
OH how great I had a Wish List granted! Thanks so much!
A nice book cover also. Gee! inside it are crossing stickers! WOO HOO!

Journal Entry 3 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I always like knowing I live in a smaller town after reading the NY/ LA crime books.
Thanks so much for sending this book.
I always notice Sandford has small things about music and the arts that make the people interesting so I looked up his web site. This is not a narrow minded man. In Jan of 2008 he went to Iraq and the story is on his web site.

His real name is John Roswell Camp. When it became apparent that Rules of Prey and The Fool's Run were going to come out three months apart, Putnam asked him to come up with a pseudonym for Rules of Prey, as the publisher felt the books were dissimilar enough to create a marketing problem. Sandford was his paternal great-grandfather's family name, and his father's middle name. Camp is a civil war buff, and Henry Sandford fought with the Belle City Rifles, which was part of the Union Army's Iron Brigade, in that war.

He worked the Miami Herald from 1971 to 1978. In 1978 he moved to the Twin Cities and started working for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1980, for a series of stories on Native American culture.
In 1986 he won the Pulitzer for Non-Deadline Feature Writing for a series of stories collectively titled "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family." The series, written during the midwest farm crisis, followed a typical southwest Minnesota farm family through the course of a full year.
He stopped writing full-time for the Pioneer Press in 1989, although he didn't stop writing for them entirely until the next year. In 1996 he wrote a ten-years-later follow-up to "Life on the Land," and he's written occasional book reviews for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, but he hasn't gone back to full-time journalism.
He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68.
He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes.

Journal Entry 4 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Monday, August 03, 2009
This wanted to jump in the mystery box by emmagoldmanzine. So I told it have a good time.

Journal Entry 5 by emmagoldmanzine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This book arrived in my Mystery Bookbox, which has finally arrived home.

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