Ocean Prey - John Sandford

Ocean Prey

Author: John Sandford

  • Publication Date: 2021-04-13
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 496 Ratings)


Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there's something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed.

They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.


  • Lucas Never Disappoints

    By Mysteryjunkie
    Lucas is the man, Ok, a fictional man but so awesome. Fantastic story line, great to see the gang back together. Looks like we met some future new characters? Always read the Prey books straight through. No spoiler alert but one gut punch moment. Loved the book just not the last chapter. I Wish instead of ending with the Bahamian woman (who we didn’t know anyway) Lucas had paid a visit to the family of the “fallen” and ended with some closure for the readers. Just saying 🤷🏼‍♀️ Thx for another great read!!!!!
  • Fantastic read

    By PaulaT59
    I anxiously await new Sanford novels, and this one certainly was worth it. Great plot, excellent pacing, and beautifully written. If only he could write them as fast as I read them. Been a fan since the first Prey novel and this one certainly keeps me in the fold.
  • Done so soon

    By Blacksheep 5
    Could not put this book down! As usual with this series.
  • Best one in awhile.

    By KY Bobbi
    Excellent easy read. Perfect for laying around the pool or curled up under a blanket.
  • Best Davenport in a while!

    By RayTrader
    Maybe it’s Virgil and Lucas and Rae together but the storyline, dialogue and characters clicked just right for me.
  • Wow

    By unhappydwight44
    One of his best.couldn’t put it down .
  • Wonderful Prey

    By Ronan112
    Very good Prey novel! Loved Virgil and Rae would like more of them in upcoming books!
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  • Rick

    By Rick200855
    Sandford’s best yet. And that’s saying a lot.
  • Ocean Prey

    By Knightsbane
    Found the Prey book to be as exciting and fast paced as I’ve come to love. Enjoyed Lucas & Virgil talents being highlighted together and how they work off each other. Did not miss the reference to “F****** Flowers”. Flowers’ character has matured and he’s outgrown the need to be “put down “ by the other cops.