The Investigator - John Sandford

The Investigator

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,479 Ratings)


Letty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from #1 bestselling author John Sandford.
“Sandford fans rejoice! Davenport next generation has arrived and Letty is exactly the kind of cool-eyed, smart-mouthed, lethally dangerous heroine we’ve been waiting for.” --Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far

By age twenty-four, Letty Davenport has seen more action and uncovered more secrets than many law enforcement professionals. Now a recent Stanford grad with a master’s in economics, she’s restless and bored in a desk job for U.S. Senator Colles. Letty’s ready to quit, but her skills have impressed Colles, and he offers her a carrot: feet-on-the-ground investigative work, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. 
Several oil companies in Texas have reported thefts of crude, Colles tells her.  He isn’t so much concerned with the oil as he is with the money: who is selling the oil, and what are they doing with the profits? Rumor has it that a fairly ugly militia group might be involved. Colles wants to know if the money is going to them, and if so, what they’re planning. 
Letty is partnered with a DHS investigator, John Kaiser, and they head to Texas.  When the case quicky turns deadly, they know they’re on the track of something bigger.  The militia group has set in motion an explosive plan . . . and the clock is ticking down.


  • The Investigator

    By Joanabake
    I liked this book even though it was pretty formulaic. It was good to have main characters who were not police or feds. I found the militia part of the story disturbing as it showed the lengths these people are going to to destroy this country.
  • Great read

    By The Wild Fiend
    I throughly enjoyed this book and hated to see it end. Sandford does not disappoint and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
  • Fast moving!

    By Andrea n don
    Loved this book, already purchased next in series! The writing style still perseveres in the fast paced story telling!
  • Sad

    By Formfree
    Maybe, just maybe if this was set in the 1950s it would be slightly plausible. It’s sad the first Letty Davenport novel had to be this ridiculous.
  • One of Sandford’s best!

    By JBT7088
    A great page turner and a must read!
  • Great Book!

    By DenverTwin
    I really like Letty as a main character. She is intelligent and tough, just as she was when she was first introduced to the series. I loved her confidence. I had a hard time putting this down. For those few who complained that Letty didn’t talk like a girl, pull your head out! Her character had a rough life from a very early age! I have 6 female friends who are in law enforcement. I believe this book portrays women in law enforcement very well. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
  • A good one

    By 58spdstr
    Fast paced, factual descriptions and believable story. Hard to put down!
  • Introduction to LETTY

    By Dan Daily
    Just OK. The TV series is better.
  • Another great hero(ine)

    By MRA in FL
    Sandford is superb as always. Letty is a great character and as kickass as Lucas, Virgil, et al, but young and refreshing. A great pairing with Kaiser.
  • The Investigator

    By sconnierider
    If you’d just stop injecting your personal politics into your latest books they’d be much more enjoyable. You’ve never done this in years past.