Books by John Sandford
NPR stories about John Sandford
Author John Sandford has written almost two dozen novels and thrillers, most of them as part of the "Prey" series. In his latest book, detective Virgil Flowers sets off into the rural countryside, where, as Sandford says, "every once in a while, things turn ugly, and when they turn ugly, they turn very ugly."
Even in some of its more dicey neighborhoods, St. Paul, Minn., has the old-fashioned American look of an Edward Hopper painting. It's not particularly threatening looking, but for crime writer John Sandford, this is the territory of tough thugs.
In John Sandford's new thriller Broken Prey, middle-aged Minneapolis police officer Lucas Davenport takes time out from crime-solving to compile a list of the top 100 rock songs for a road trip.