The protagonist in John Sanford's Prey book series is Lucas Davenport. The character is a rogue detective within the Minneapolis Police Department. As of 2015, there have been 25 books written in the Prey series.
John Sanford is the pen name of John Roswell Camp, an American novelist and journalist. Camp is the author of 35 novels as well as two non-fiction books. Camp has written for the Miami Herald and the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, and in 1986 won the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. Camp was born on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa.