Ocean Prey - John Sandford

Ocean Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,432 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.


  • Bob!

    By Zaldivar10
    I’m so bummed that Bob died. Even if it got Rae back to work and made room for Virgil to work with Lucas again. Sheesh. Poor wrestling Bob! Great book. Enjoy!
  • Another winner for JOHN SAndford

    By Dro102499
    I love Lucas Davenport and John SAndford did not disappoint with Ocean Prey.
  • Great read

    By Keith Sk.
    Fast paced with an electrifying ending. Read it!
  • Great story

    By my mr T 1951
    Good read. We’ll though out. Really. enjoyed it.
  • Lucas and Virgil

    By Bren56
    Loved Lucas and Virgil together. Excellent story line. Great read.
  • Ocean Prey

    By theprat37
    Another great Sanford read.
  • Ocean Prey

    By choppercopper492
    This is just another great, fast moving, reading at 4o’clock in the morning book from John Sanford. Can’t wait for the next one…
  • Ocean Prey: Killer Story

    By Sigma Psych
    Read some other negative reviews about this book, but I read it and I don’t believe those reviewers actually read the book, more jealous than anything. The characters of Lucas, Bob, Rae, and Virgil are simply outrageous, brave, smart,tricky, and skilled: you can’t help but cheer them on in this incredibly smart book by Sanford. It is Lucas Davenport at his best with all his cronies, along for a crazy, intelligent, and twisting “bad guys are gonna get it” story. Read it, you’ll be happy you did.
  • Great Book

    By Brian 321
    I’m a big fan of Davenport and Virgil. This was a great action packed read. I highly recommend it. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Great!

    By Blkadr
    An excellent crime novel. No strained or improbable plot twists. Sanford just has a good solid understanding of how criminal investigations at this level are conducted.