While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top John Sandford books.
- 1. Holy Ghost (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (2019)
- 2. Rules of Prey (A Prey Novel) (2019)
- 3. Winter Prey (A Prey Novel) (2009)
- 4. Golden Prey (A Prey Novel) (2018)
- 5. Easy Prey (Lucas Davenport) (2015)
- 6. Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) (2019)
- 7. Night Prey (A Prey Novel) (2010)
- 8. Certain Prey (A Prey Novel) (2014)
- 9. Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (2018)
- 10. Heat Lightning (Virgil Flowers, No. 2) (2009)
- 11. Buried Prey (A Prey Novel) (2012)
- 12. Sudden Prey (A Prey Novel) (2012)
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1. Holy Ghost (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (2019)
Wheatfield, Minnesota: a metropolis of six hundred souls and change, for which the word “moribund” might have been invented. Nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would–until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: “I’ll Do What I Can”) and his precocious teenage buddy come up with a scheme to put Wheatfield on the map. Should something dramatic occur–say, that the apparition of the Virgin Mary miraculously appeared at the local Catholic Church–the whole town would be turned into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all…
2. Rules of Prey (A Prey Novel) (2019)
The killer was mad but brilliant. He left notes with every woman he killed. Rules of murder: Never have a motive. Never follow a discernible pattern. Never carry a weapon after it has been used…So many rules to his sick, violent games of death. But Lucas Davenport, the cop who’s out to get him, isn’t playing by the rules. …
3. Winter Prey (A Prey Novel) (2009)
It’s the dead of winter, and a killer like no other is turning a small Wisconsin town into a death trap-one that’s closing in on Lucas Davenport….
4. Golden Prey (A Prey Novel) (2018)
.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…
5. Easy Prey (Lucas Davenport) (2015)
In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that’s demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined—one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared……
6. Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) (2019)
.Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she’d fit right in. He was also convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning…
7. Night Prey (A Prey Novel) (2010)
A savage psychopath is playing cat and mouse with Lucas Davenport. But both killer and detective find themselves at odds with a female investigator who has intensely personal reasons for catching the killer herself-and fast….
8. Certain Prey (A Prey Novel) (2014)
Clara Rinker is twenty-eight, beautiful, charmingly southern—and the best hit woman in the business. She just goes about her business, collects her money, and goes home. Her latest hit sounds simple: a defense attorney wants a rival eliminated. No problem—until a witness survives. Clara usually knows how to deal with loose ends: cut them off, one by one, until they’re all gone. This time, there’s one loose end that’s hard to shake.Lucas Davenport has no idea of the toll this case is about to take on him. Clara knows his weak spots. She knows how to penetrate them, and how to use them. And when a…
9. Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (2018)
Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt–and, as it turned out, homicidal–local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes…
10. Heat Lightning (Virgil Flowers, No. 2) (2009)
On a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A body has been found near a veterans’ memorial in Stillwater with two shots to the head and a lemon in his mouth—exactly like the body they found two weeks ago.Working the murders, Flowers becomes convinced that someone is keeping a list—with many more names on it. And when he discovers what connects them all, he’s almost sorry. Because if it’s true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought it did—and every…
11. Buried Prey (A Prey Novel) (2012)
A block on the edge of the Minneapolis loop is being razed when a macabre discovery is made: two girls buried under a rotted old house. Lucas Davenport knows how long they’ve been there. In 1985, he was part of the manhunt to track down two kidnapped sisters. They were never found—until today. With the bodies discovered, Davenport has the chance to return to the crime that has haunted him for years. The deeper he probes, the more one thing becomes clear: It wasn’t just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth….
12. Sudden Prey (A Prey Novel) (2012)
The crime spree should have ended when Lucas Davenport killed the female bank robber during the shoot-out. But it’s just beginning, because the woman’s husband isn’t about to let Lucas—or anyone he loves—escape retribution.INCLUDES A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR…
Best John Sandford Books That Will Hook You
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture
Author(s): Sandford, John
ID: 2759784, Publisher: Taylor and Francis, Year: 2013, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
The Fool's Run
Author(s): John Sandford
ID: 815284, Publisher: Berkley Books, Year: 2011, Size: 316 Kb, Format: epub
Author(s): John Sandford
ID: 816045, Publisher: Berkley, Year: 2011, Size: 411 Kb, Format: epub
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