Book Review: “Extreme Prey” by John Sandford

The Presidential election campaign is just underway and Madame Secretary Micheala Bowden is running for office.  Her campaign is in Iowa a year before the caucuses and she’s working hard to get out to meet everyone and gain the advantage.  Her democratic rival, Governor Henderson, is also working the state but gets wind of a possible plot against Bowden.  He calls in an old friend, Lucas Davenport, to determine if there is a credible threat and to find a way to stop it before Bowden’s killed.  Although a rival of Bowden, he would rather join her than see her dead.

Lucas Davenport is a former cop.  He quit last year, disgusted with his boss and the system.  However, when called upon by the governor, he accepts the assignment and investigates the threat to Bowden’s life.  Early into his investigation, he’s convinced that the threat is credible and impending.  But he’s way behind and the plot builds as he tries to catch up.

I enjoyed reading this book and couldn’t put it down close to the end.  Give yourself plenty of time to read the ending in one piece.  It builds fast and goes by quickly.

This is the author’s 26th book in the Prey series and it was published in 2016.

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