John Sanford’s new suspenseful Lucas Davenport novel Field of Prey is superb. An amorous couple discovers a body in an abandoned cistern in Minnesota. It develops into a major investigation when the police began excavating and the body count increases. Someone has been using the cistern to dispose of bodies for at least 10 years. The investigation is headed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension with Lucas Davenport and the County deputies assisting. They are looking for a serial killer who has been operating in small towns near the cistern. Pressure builds as the authorities search for clues that lead to a surprising conclusion. This is one of the best Davenport novels; witty and suspenseful. A gripping page-turner that draws you into the story.