A Lucas Davenport thriller by internationally bestselling novelist John Sandford
Two bodies are found hanging from a tree in the woods of Northern Minnesota. ‘Lynching’ is the word everybody is trying not to say. But when the bodies are those of a black man and white woman, it’s hard to see how it could be anything else.
Lucas Davenport, now married and a new father, has moved up to state level. His new job is to work on those cases too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. As he begins to investigate, he discovers that the murders are not, in fact, what they appear to be. Nor are they the end of it. There is worse to come – much, much worse . . .
With the girl who discovered the bodies, feisty twelve-year-old Letty, acting as his unofficial guide, Lucas faces one of the most challenging cases of his career. Will he be able to protect the young girl who is proving far too observant for her own good . . . ?
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'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey
'Sandford’s trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey
'It appears there is no limit to John Sandford’s ability to keep new breath and blood flowing into his Lucas Davenport series. This is a series you must be reading if you are not already' Bookreporter.com
'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post
'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer