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Book Nook: Extreme Prey, by John Sandford


The "Prey" series by John Sandford is one of the most popular crime fiction series around. The books sell and sell and sell. There's a good reason for that- they are really good books.

In Sandford's latest addition "Extreme Prey" we find that his inveterate investigator Lucas Davenport is in a bit of an odd place, he's no longer an agent looking into crimes in Minnesota. He's not even a cop. As the story opens Lucas is busy working on his vacation home in Wisconsin when he gets word that his old buddy the Minnesota governor wants Lucas to help him out with a problem down in Iowa.

His pal is running for president. Actually, he's hoping to become vice-president. And the front-runner for the nomination, a woman who resembles Hillary Clinton to some degree is being shadowed by some psychopathic killers. Lucas goes to Iowa where he tries to figure out who these potential assassins might be. It turns out that they are a mother and son duo who have cooked up an insidious plot to knock off this female candidate at the Iowa State Fair.

I have read a lot of books in this series and I think that this is one of the best ones yet. During this interview the author reveals that he's a big fan of another mega-selling crime writer, a guy named Lee Child.

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public LibraryWashington-Centerville Public Library, MidPointe Library SystemClark County Public Library and the Dayton Metro Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.