Golden Prey by John Sandford
I just finished another great story from the pen of John Sandford, the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose 27th Lucas Davenport novel, Golden Prey, was just released.
Lucas is now a U.S. Marshall for the first time, no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and has been given a wide berth to pick his own cases.
In Biloxi, Mississippi, a drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the “Queen of home-improvement tools” compete with him to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house.”
If you want to follow the 25+ year career of Lucas Davenport and discover great mystery series, start with the first “Prey” novel, Rules of Prey.