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John Sandford Storm Prey

In Storm Prey, there’s a storm brewing.  Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

Did she see enough? Can she identify them? Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness…

John Sandford’s work has been hailed as “the kind of trimmed-to-the-bone thriller you can’t put down” – Chicago Tribune.  The Washington Posts says “John Sandford is at the top of his game”.

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John CampCamp has written twenty books in the bestselling “Prey” series.  The series takes place in chronological order although people do read them out of order.  Here is a chronological list of the “Prey” series novels:  Rules of Prey (1989), Shadow Prey (1990), Eyes of Prey (1991), Silent Prey (1992), Winter Prey (1993), Night Prey (1994), Mind Prey (1995), Sudden Prey (1996), Secret Prey (1998), Certain Prey (1999), Easy Prey (2000), Chosen Prey (2001), Mortal Prey (2002), Naked Prey (2003), Hidden Prey (2004), Broken Prey (2005), Invisible Prey (2007), Phantom Prey (2008), Wicked Prey (2009), Storm Prey (2010).

Sandford has also written four books in the “Kidd” series; three books in the series starring Virgil Flowers: Dark of the Moon, Heat Lightning, and Rough Country; and two non-series novels, The Night Crew and Dead Watch.

John Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Camp received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa.  In 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a Midwestern farm crisis.  From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. John is also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art.  He is deeply interested in archaeology, art (painting) and photography.