Judgment Prey - John Sandford

Judgment Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2023-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,641 Ratings)


Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to crack an unsolvable case in this thrilling new novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford.

Alex Sand was spending the evening at home playing basketball with his two young sons when all three were shot in cold blood. A wealthy federal judge, there’s no short list of people who could have a vendetta against Sands, but the gruesome murders, especially that of his children, turn their St. Paul community on its head. Sand was on the verge of a major donation to a local housing charity, Heart/Twin Cities, and with the money in limbo, eyes suddenly turn to his grieving widow, Margaret Cooper, to see what she might do with the money. Margaret, distraught over the death of her family, struggles to move forward, and can’t imagine how or why anyone would target her husband.

With public pressure mounting and both the local police force and FBI hitting dead end after dead end, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers are called in to do what others could not: find answers. With each potential lead flawed, Davenport and Flowers are determined to chase every theory until they figure out who killed the Sands. But when they find themselves being stonewalled by the most unlikely of forces, the two wonder if perhaps each misdirection could lead them closer to the truth.


  • Judgement Prey

    By Lily Butt
    It’s like watching paint dry.
  • Partners

    By Scott_A_Miller
    4 Stars. Typical Sanford. He’s always so very good. Just about any other author would get 5 for this but a Sanford 4 is something of his own. Lucas might have met his long lost baby sister in Cooper. I actually agree with how she felt. In the end, the results she sought were almost there. Virgil has always been Lucas’ conscience, none really more than here. These two are one of the most fun teams to read. At first I thought losing a Virgil book every year was a problem. Maybe I was wrong. The Partner books are worth it. I can’t wait ‘til next Fall.
  • Excellent as always

    By KJC127
    Sandford crushes it once again
  • I love these two!

    By 5612053
    I adore all the Lucas/Virgil/ and extended families books.
  • Great Read

    By JudyWVU
    Another great “Prey” novel. Hard to put down.
  • Not Sandford’s best!

    By Bob852201
    Too many story lines failing to smoothly come together. The ending was anticlimactic! The banter between Lucas & Virgil is getting stale! If you have a couple of days, go for it! But, be fore warned, this book you will be able to put down!
  • Worst prey, book ever

    By Smokey.Bear01
    The plot was lame in the audiobook. The narrator was terrible. I don’t know why they’ve changed to a different one, but they need to rethink that.
  • Boring

    By Esy Ray
    I have enjoyed the Prey series for years and was so excited to read this latest installment on my vacation. It was boring and a total waste of my time.
  • Knew the end in the first chapter

    By cbo19283745958472
    Very disappointed to be correct. I expected more.
  • Judgement Prey

    By Woods/Barrington
    Worst book I’ve ever read. Total waste of time.