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Old 03-04-2021, 10:08 PM
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Will be reading it for sure
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Looks to be coming out in April 2021 and will feature both Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers.

Ocean Prey
These book are like candy - I cannot get enough of them!
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I can't wait. I have read everyone. I love the books but have told him in an email, I'm not fond of his politics.
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I can't wait. I have read everyone. I love the books but have told him in an email, I'm not fond of his politics.
He always slips in a couple political digs which tend to spoil an otherwise enjoyable and riveting read.
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He always slips in a couple political digs which tend to spoil an otherwise enjoyable and riveting read.
I e-mailed Tom Clancy around 2004 or maybe later and he actually answered back then. Basically I think he told me to talk to some lawyers.

Not sure if I ever e-mailed John Sandford but do not recall any answer from him. He does have a lot of connections to Minnesota. I read with great interest his descriptions of the U of MN.
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I e-mailed Tom Clancy around 2004 or maybe later and he actually answered back then. Basically I think he told me to talk to some lawyers.

Not sure if I ever e-mailed John Sandford but do not recall any answer from him. He does have a lot of connections to Minnesota. I read with great interest his descriptions of the U of MN.
Last I heard he has been living in Santa Fe, NM, a town I know well. My grandparents on one side and an aunt lived there. It is an artsy-fartsy town and kinda nutso. He would fit right in.
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Last I heard he has been living in Santa Fe, NM, a town I know well. My grandparents on one side and an aunt lived there. It is an artsy-fartsy town and kinda nutso. He would fit right in.

I have been there a few times.

It will be good to hear more about the adventures of Davenport and Flowers though in the new book. The leanings of the writer(s) do not mean that much to me. As long as it is a good story I stick with the author.
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He always slips in a couple political digs which tend to spoil an otherwise enjoyable and riveting read.
He puts in a sentence or two giving his political leanings, but he is a very creative writer and will keep reading his works.
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Can't wait to read the new one. I've read all the intertwined "Prey", "Virgil Flowers" and "Kidd and LuEllen" books, even the Lincoln Rhyme crossover short story. Also his "Singular Menace" trilogy and his three standalone novels (The Night Crew, Dead Watch and Saturn Run). So, yeah, I like the way he writes.
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It is good so far.
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I think the political content from Sanford is overblown. I'm pretty conservative and don't like to be preached at from the left wing (in fact I'm personally boycotting baseball for obvious reasons), but that little bit of left wing politics in Sanford's last novel was really minor. It didn't even get my radar up. Anyway, all of us Flowers fans already know that he's always been a hippy with a gun (when he hasn't forgotten to take it out of his pickup truck).
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Ocean Prey
You just made my day. Love me some Davenport and some Flowers! These are always such great reads.

I've recently started re-reading entire series of books. I'm in the process of reading the entire Larry Niven Known Space universe of books, which comprises more than 70 novels, individual short stories and collections of short stories. I was thinking of reading the Tim Dorsey Serge Storms series of books next but now I may have to consider reading all the Prey, Virgil Flowers and Kidd and LuEllen books in order. It's been ages since I've read Rules of Prey.

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Whoops - just realized this isn't a new thread and that I'd already made a note to look for this book. Now I have to actually go and look for it as it is now April!
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It ends with the Corona Virus showing up in Minnesota hospitals.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:35 AM
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Bought it on Amazon and read it in three days. Another high-quality "Prey" novel. It's especially good in that it brings Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers together in the same novel with both having major roles. Enjoyed it and I'm already looking forward to the next one.
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