Righteous Prey - John Sandford

Righteous Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,248 Ratings


Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers are up against a powerful vigilante group with an eye on vengeance in this stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

“We’re going to murder people who need to be murdered.”

So begins a press release from a mysterious group known only as “The Five,” shortly after a vicious predator is murdered in San Francisco. The Five is made up of vigilante killers who are very bored…and very rich. They target the worst of society—rapists, murderers, and thieves—and then use their unlimited resources to offset the damage done by those who they’ve killed, donating untraceable Bitcoin to charities and victims via the dark net. The Five soon become popular figures in the media …though their motives may not be entirely pure.

After The Five strike again in the Twin Cities, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. And they soon have their hands full--the killings are smart and carefully choreographed, and with no apparent direct connection to the victims, the killers are virtually untraceable. But if anyone can destroy this group, it will be the dynamic team of Davenport and Flowers.


  • Too politically inclined

    By MCJ57
    I read to escape, not to rehash real world craziness in fiction. Unfortunately the plot centered on the extreme left and extreme right of politics. The incessant mention of political views was aggravating. Didn’t read past the first 16 pages. To bad because I usually like the author.
  • Righteous Pray

    By KRITfaninNC
    Another classic Davenport/Flowers read. Can’t wait until the next Prey book.
  • Meh. A let down

    By sconnierider
    Well John Camp let his ego get the best of him and let his politics be inserted well into the narrative here. Too bad.
  • Another Masterpiece

    By Shank meister
    Great read! Fast paced and exciting! Loved Lucas and Virgil together. Can’t wait for the next one.
  • Another winner

    By LDavenport24
    More excellence from Sanford.
  • Always good

    By Schlach4
    This was a great book like all Prey novels. However, this was a Lucas Davenport novel & the main focus should be on Lucas. I like Virgil Flowers novels but Prey novels should be about Lucas & his skills. I’m biased & prefer Prey novels because Lucas is my all-time favorite character.
  • Another great read.

    By fghgfdk
    Another great read.
  • Political manifesto

    By Longhorn5555
    If I wanted a political lecture I’d watch The View. What’s with these authors who decide to stand on their soapbox?
  • Total let-down

    By Bassic Dave
    Lucas and Virgil back together? I was expecting a great read… Maybe my expectations were too high. This was on par with Virgil’s first attempt at a novel. Interesting story but completely disjointed with underdeveloped characters. Maybe fulfilled a contract obligation? Didn’t seem like much effort went into this.
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    By calif4billy
    Sanford has gone to woke. Now anti gun liberal from Minnesota, who blames people being able to exercise their 2nd amendment rights. Even with main female killer in plot getting killed by crowbar. Bad ending with killers still out there. Guess I’ll have to wait to see next prey novel .