The Investigator - John Sandford

The Investigator

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,228 Ratings


Letty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from #1 bestselling author John Sandford.
“Sandford fans rejoice! Davenport next generation has arrived and Letty is exactly the kind of cool-eyed, smart-mouthed, lethally dangerous heroine we’ve been waiting for.” --Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far

By age twenty-four, Letty Davenport has seen more action and uncovered more secrets than many law enforcement professionals. Now a recent Stanford grad with a master’s in economics, she’s restless and bored in a desk job for U.S. Senator Colles. Letty’s ready to quit, but her skills have impressed Colles, and he offers her a carrot: feet-on-the-ground investigative work, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. 
Several oil companies in Texas have reported thefts of crude, Colles tells her.  He isn’t so much concerned with the oil as he is with the money: who is selling the oil, and what are they doing with the profits? Rumor has it that a fairly ugly militia group might be involved. Colles wants to know if the money is going to them, and if so, what they’re planning. 
Letty is partnered with a DHS investigator, John Kaiser, and they head to Texas.  When the case quicky turns deadly, they know they’re on the track of something bigger.  The militia group has set in motion an explosive plan . . . and the clock is ticking down.


  • All done with Sanford

    By ptPati
    Who’s book had so much extra crap in it I nearly quit many times. I have read all of his books but No more
  • Great Book

    By Redhead's Revenge
    Great, Exciting Book!
  • The Investigator

    By zmazz
    I enjoyed the book. Letty Davenport is a woman surviving in a man’s world. If you have not been a woman working in law enforcement then you may not understand the need to be tough at times. Letty is following in the footsteps of her father.
  • Investigator

    Just OK. Not sure featured character holds interest
  • Great book

    By Ironmann98
    Excellent reading. Hope to hear more about Letty in the future!
  • The Investigator

    By ncgar8r
    I’m a big Sandford fan but this book wasn’t very good.
  • It had its moments

    By Jasperjetson
    Had some good technical stuff but was slow at times. Middle of the pack at best for Sanford. Can’t compare to the Flowers books.
  • Great Start

    By RickyRoo8323
    Good introduction to Letty. The story line had the right amount of her obnoxious personality to allow you to understand her character.
  • Stereotypical, wooden plot

    By Twostoryhorse
    Typical political point of view. Wooden, hackneyed characters and highly predictable plot. Letty has become a brat without the interest and depth she once had. It’s inconsistent without any surprise. Of course I’ve just been reading Stegner so I now expect more.
  • Just a few thoughts…

    By Writekid
    The books pretty good other than the authors rant about electric cars and spouting propaganda that makes them look bad without mentioning that they don’t pollute like gas burning cars. It was also annoying having the girl speak like Virgil flowers instead of a female. Other than that I think that the author has a promising you character to write about in the future.