Penguin Group publishers will release Field of Prey by John Sandford on May 6, 2014.

The book is the 24th and latest title in Sandford’s popular Prey detective series.  The books feature protagonist Lucas Davenport.

This is the official summary from Penguin Group:

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.

By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?

Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .

Sandford’s Prey series has always been well-reviewed.  Booklist Magazine says “Sandford’s Davenport  novels are always very good…”   In The New York Times Book Review, E.L. Doctorow called Sandford “[A] very skilled and smart writer.”

Penguin Group will release Field of Prey under its Putnam Adult imprint.

The book is currently available for pre-order at retailers and websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble  and Books-A-Million in hardcover and audio formats.

An e-book edition can be pre-ordered on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and on Apple iTunes.

If you’re a fan of Sandford’s Prey series or his other novels, let us know in the comments below!