Gathering Prey

By John Sandford

Gathering Prey - John Sandford
  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 659 Ratings


The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winner John Sandford.

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes—they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do.

Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger—but just may change the course of his life.


  • Gathering Prey

    By Fredruns
    An exciting read from start to finish. An excellent summer read and would highly recommend.
  • Gathering Prey

    By Muhls
    Sanford keeps the plots strong and continues to deliver outstanding dialogue and character painting. From the visceral feedback of Lucas Davenport's Porsche in downshift to the chilling behavior of a recidivist villain, Gathering Prey glistens to the last page. DM Muhleman
  • Never Disappoints

    By FlyfishCamera
    John Sandford has done it again. I've been a fan since the 90's and have yet to be even a little disappointed. Great work by one of the best writers in the business. Keep up the good work.
  • DLP

    By Woods/Barrington
    Fun read but it is too obvious what is going to happen. All in all it was a good book. I would recommend it to friends.
  • Excellent Read

    By CrimeSolver
    John Sanford does it again. This book keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat throughout the story right down to the last sentence. Would definitely recommend this book. Can't wait for the next one.
  • One of the better ones

    By Msdesalas
    Very good a fast read one of the better ones in the prey series
  • A rewarding addition to the Prey series

    By BatAttack
    It's been a thought provoking, at times dark journey with Lucas Davenport and his cohorts...including a couple of detour books starring Virgil Flowers...and this one is no different. It's strong, it makes sense and has good pacing. Although it contains one of the darkest and downright ghastly bad guys (a crucifixion?), it plays well and the series is stronger for it. These books never disappoint.
  • The Gathering

    By Wasted Monday.
    Classic Sandford. Evolving classic Davenport. Evelyn Woods could have used this book to encourage speed reading. Just waiting for the movie now, as well as all of the prequel movies sure to follow. There are just too many sequel possibilities here, such that John will have to choose carefully from just one of the 360° which he's left wide open. Assuming that he has no autobiographical desire to actually retire. I've lived in Michigan, been to the UP and loved the descriptive references, even if the geography was at times difficult to fingerprint.
  • Gathering Prey

    By Poppy Lake
    An excellent read, Sanford at his very best.
  • Gathering Prey

    By St. Paul Girl
    Another great read...Sandford really has me waiting for the next!