Golden Prey - John Sandford

Golden Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,945 Ratings)



Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

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.

Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Golden Prey is further reason why “Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers” (The Huffington Post).


  • Another Lucas Davenport hit!

    By Nance21
    Exciting and entertaining. The perfect book to take on a vacation.
  • Thoroughly satisfied my bloodlust!

    By Gr8flredr
    Liked the entertaining narrative throughout. For me, it’s a steep challenge to keep the characters’ names straight. First names pop up after using last names for SEVERAL pages, then nicknames get inserted so as to keep me on the toes! But really enjoyed the story. And appreciate the authors effort to keep somewhat neutral on politics. Always gets my antenna “up” when I get clues about the heroes’ character. Don’t wanna root for some clueless lackey who’s defending the wrong kinda people😂
  • Golden Prey

    By Iglooite
    I’ve always loved John Sanders, but haven’t read him lately. I decided to see how many of the Prey series I’d missed and started catching up with Lucas Davenport. I’m sure glad I did. This one, Golden Prey, is filled with action, but I liked it best for the relationship that developed between Rae, Bob, and Lucas. Some lines between the three of them were so funny I had to laugh out loud, not just a chuckle. Great writing, a great book and a great series.
  • Golden Prey

    By Habhu
    Snowbound in December, this read is almost perfect. You can identify with almost every character at one time or another. At least a little. The humor is great! The book is everything you bought it for, entertaining!
  • Golden Prey

    By Photo1117
    You keep writing them and I’ll keep reading-and buying-them! Absolutely great!
  • Golden Prey

    By CSU Eddie
    Terrific book! Lots of action, witty repartee and strong characters, and a plot that included a new location for Lucas Davenport.
  • Golden prey

    By ellenfauna
    As always....a page turner. Excellent!
  • Whew

    By LLB991
    What a ride. Sanford's books truly interfere with my life since I can't stop reading until the final page. Another wild and fun read. I love Lucas Davenport.
  • Lucas has his dream job!

    By Annoyed Gramma
    Sandford has done it again. His books are consistently awesome and this one is set for fun, gun and stun! Don't miss it😋
  • Golden Prey

    By M. Kleshick
    Another great read! Loved Rae and Bob. Hope they join a Lucas in another hunt. Keep writing!! Can not wait until the next one