Ocean Prey

John Sandford. Putnam, $29 (416p) ISBN 978-0-593-33164-4
Bestseller Sandford’s two main series leads, Lucas Davenport (last seen in 2020’s Masked Prey) and Virgil Flowers (last seen in 2019’s Bloody Genius), team up in this entertaining high-stakes adventure on the high seas. Three Coast Guard officers, alerted to a suspiciously high-powered boat picking up a diver south of Pompano Bay, Fla., head out to investigate. They’re shot and killed before they reach the boat. Since they’re federal agents, their murder should be a case for the FBI. When the Feds seem to be dragging their feet, frustrated Coast Guard officials asks U.S. Marshal Davenport to pursue the killer or killers. Davenport in turn calls on his friend Flowers, an investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, for help. Flowers goes undercover in a vast criminal organization headed by a major bad guy that reaches far beyond the confines of Florida. The suspense rises as Davenport and Flowers take a number of foolhardy chances in their pursuit of justice. Fans will enjoy seeing the two old buddies and their cohorts wading into dangerous wasters. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM Partners. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 01/27/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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