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The investigator

by Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-

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Summary
"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"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After more than 30 novels in the Prey series, starring the wily and obliquely funny Minnesota cop Lucas Davenport, and 13 more featuring Davenport's colleague Virgil Flowers, Sandford adds another protagonist to his team, Davenport's 24-year-old stepdaughter, smart-mouthed Letty, here relieved from her dull job as an aide to a DC. politician by an assignment to investigate oil theft in Texas. She's assigned a partner/bodyguard, DHS agent John Kaiser, and as they banter their way across the Texas landscape where "the sun poured down like melted butter," readers are treated to Sandford's well-crafted prose, conversational but never chatty and charged with boisterous humor. A cop surveying a bloody crime scene exults that it's enabled him to connect with the DC. fellow who doles out grant assistance to law enforcement, "for free!" Revelations about oil theft lead to a militia, "hapless goofs with guns," and a spectacular confrontation, automatic weapons and Blackhawks at the Tex-Mex border. A top-line thriller from one of the genre's heavy hitters."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Introduced in 2003's Naked Prey, Letty Davenport, U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, takes center stage in this welcome series spin-off from bestseller Sandford. Letty is bored by her D.C. job working for Senator Christopher Colles, until her unauthorized actions yield proof that two of his staff members stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the politician's campaign funds. When she resigns her job in the hope of finding something more suited to her thirst for action, Colles, impressed by her initiative, offers her an acceptable alternative. As a member of a committee overseeing the Department of Homeland Security, he's able to hire Letty as a researcher to follow up on reports that a gang of crooks may have stolen hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in West Texas. Colles fears that the money the thieves made from selling the oil could be funding a national security threat. That original premise, coupled with Sandford's rounded portrayal of Letty as more than just a stock action hero, add up to one of his best books in years. Karen Sisco admirers will hope Letty has a long literary life. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM Partners. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Series A Letty Davenport novel
#1 - The Investigator
Subjects Militia movements Fiction
Terrorism Prevention Fiction
Thriller
Mystery
Suspense
Fiction
Electronic books.
Novels.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2022
2022
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780593328699
9780593328699
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