Letty Davenport, the tough-as-nails adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes on an undercover assignment that brings her across the country and into the crosshairs of a dangerous group of hackers.
Letty Davenport’s days working a desk job at are behind her. Her previous actions at a gunfight in Texas—and her incredible skills with firearms—draw the attention of several branches of the US government, and make her a perfect fit for even more dangerous work. The Department of Homeland Security and the NSA have tasked her with infiltrating a hacker group, known only as Ordinary People, that is intent on wreaking havoc. Letty and her reluctant partner from the NSA pose as free-spirited programmers for hire and embark on a cross country road trip to the group’s California headquarters.
While the two work to make inroads with Ordinary People and uncover their plans, they begin to suspect that the hackers are not their only enemy. Someone within their own circle may have betrayed them, and has ulterior motives that place their mission—and their lives—in grave danger.
About the Author
John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of thirty Prey novels; four Kidd novels; twelve Virgil Flowers novels; three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books.
"A female-forward thriller that makes a strong case that smart, unflinching women should run the world." —Kirkus Reviews
"Sandford keeps his foot on the gas throughout, without stretching plausibility too far." —Publishers Weekly
“This is the second in author Sandford’s series featuring Letty Davenport, government agent and adopted daughter of Sandford’s series megastar Lucas Davenport. Both series show Sandford’s mastery of character and action….Readers may wonder why, with all this comedy, the tension has them clutching the arms of their chairs. That’s Sandford at work.” —Booklist
"The second Letty Davenport thriller will satisfy Sandford’s numerous readers, with its high-octane action and gallows humor." —Library Journal
Praise for The Investigator
“The Investigator is a procedural action thriller in which the technical sleuthing only heightens the tension. Letty is such a capable character, and Mr. Sandford such a fine tactician, it would seem incomprehensible and even cruel to deny readers a swift follow-up.” —Wall Street Journal
“John Sandford created a winning formula with his furiously paced Prey novels, which star Lucas Davenport, a Minnesota detective turned U.S. marshal with a penchant for sharp dressing, high romancing and expert marksmanship. In The Investigator he moves the chess pieces to a different board.” —New York Times
“Sandford’s first Letty Davenport novel is a violent, topical, fast-paced story that’s sure to please action fans.” —Library Journal (starred review)