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John Sandford is the pen name of John Camp, Pullitzer-winning reporter, who decided to branch out into crime novels. Unusually, he had two debut novels, The Fool's Run featuring Kidd, a computer hacker, and Rules of Prey featuring Lucas Davenport, a hard-nosed detective. To avoid the gaffe of having two debut novels and to appease the two separate publishers he'd sold the stories to, he published Rules of Prey under a pen name of John Sandford and The Fool's Run under John Camp, his real name. Currently, all of his books are released under his pen name. He has a website run by his son which includes a substantial amount of reference material on what went into individual stories and how they evolved.His fiction works include:
The Prey Series featuring Lucas Davenport
The Kidd Series featuring Kidd
The Virgil Flowers Series featuring Virgil Flowers
Tropes Associated with John Sandford