The Investigator - John Sandford

The Investigator

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,647 Ratings


Letty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from #1 bestselling author John Sandford.
“Sandford fans rejoice! Davenport next generation has arrived and Letty is exactly the kind of cool-eyed, smart-mouthed, lethally dangerous heroine we’ve been waiting for.” --Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far

By age twenty-four, Letty Davenport has seen more action and uncovered more secrets than many law enforcement professionals. Now a recent Stanford grad with a master’s in economics, she’s restless and bored in a desk job for U.S. Senator Colles. Letty’s ready to quit, but her skills have impressed Colles, and he offers her a carrot: feet-on-the-ground investigative work, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. 
Several oil companies in Texas have reported thefts of crude, Colles tells her.  He isn’t so much concerned with the oil as he is with the money: who is selling the oil, and what are they doing with the profits? Rumor has it that a fairly ugly militia group might be involved. Colles wants to know if the money is going to them, and if so, what they’re planning. 
Letty is partnered with a DHS investigator, John Kaiser, and they head to Texas.  When the case quicky turns deadly, they know they’re on the track of something bigger.  The militia group has set in motion an explosive plan . . . and the clock is ticking down.


  • KNOW-It-All Letty Davenport

    By Plays With Fire
    Snarky, rude, and bossy Letty Davenport runs unchecked throughout Sanford’s The Investigator. A completely unbelievable plot, and Letty, one of my favorite characters in the Prey series, has turned into an unlikable smart mouth, who goes off carte blanch on a mission to find missing crude oil. She really should be running the country, all our problems would be solved. Sanford’s personal political ideology runs rampant throughout. I had to go back and re-read Naked Prey so I could find the old Letty I knew and loved, because I seriously dislike this adult version!
  • Dull.

    By ktdtla
    Either Letty isn’t a string enough character or Sanford has gotten lazy…either way this Davenport novel was a giant snooze. I was wholesale skimming by 3/4 through.
  • The Investigator

    By Melsmom3
    Another great story! Nice to see Letty all grown up and following in her dad’s footsteps!
  • Another Davenport and she’s successful!

    By AlexisRed2
    Lefty as an adult working with DHS, wow only a couple calls to her father and another hit break out book for Sandford without Lucas showing up! Impressive! The Flowers series I am not a fan of, but I used to like it when they all referred to him as “[email protected]#ing Flowers!” Lucas Davenport has been a favourite of mine since Sandford began writing the books. Having read all of the books in order I remember when Letty was brought into the story. Knowing her history and then learning more about her past in this book was eye opening. It truly proves why Letty is Letty. Sandford did a great job writing her back story and paired her with a great character John Kaiser. Not as good of a shot as Letty even though he has military training. This made for great reading in places! Honestly I was extremely hesitant to read The Investigator because of the content relating to Jan 6,2021. I am happy to have read this book because it gave a similar scenario and Sandford left it open to another book. I will look forward to the next Letty instalment . I loved his Kidd novels as well as his one off books so a fan of Sandfords’ I am for many reasons; always a fresh plot, never a waste of pages, always a lot of laughs and also always very serious cases. Another great book that I could go on and on about. I spent three days trying to decide how to start this review which I never do, they are always written off the cuff as soon as I finish a book. That should say something because I am never one who is at a loss for words. ♥️
  • She’s no Virgil Flowers, but still…

    By bu stu
  • The Investigator

    By YoAdrian!
    The best Sandford novel I’ve read for awhile. Letty is a great character and I can’t wait for her next case.
  • Laughable

    By 7483638563$56
    A school bus filled with small children and women? Really? Just awful
  • Thoughts

    By 44giarc
    This book is basically a left wing screed. It’s politically charged from end to end. Apparently the author has made enough to let his views show. Not worth the money, but if I rate it below a four they won’t print this.
  • A great new series

    By griffon mom
    Really excellent book. Letty is a tough cookie. Her series will make an excellent addition to the Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series. If you like John Sanford books, I urge you to read this one. You won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to reading the next Letty book.
  • Letty

    By amee9006
    If you like the Prey books, you will love the breaking out of Letty in this book. I really enjoyed the plot and the Davenport investigative techniques coming out through the developing character of Letty. Looking forward to more of this series.