One of my favourite crime series. Lucas Davenport has resigned from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and is at a loose end -annoying his wife, Weather, renovating his cabin and certainly annoying his carpenter – when he receives a call from the Governor. A threat has been received against the life of the Democratic Presidential front runner and the Governor who hopes to get the nomination as VP if she wins office is determined any threat is thwarted. He tasks Lucas with identifying and eliminating the people planning the assasination. Without any official role Lucas calls on his friends across Minnesota and Iowa law enforcement as the Iowa Caucus nears. Another roller coaster ride in this brilliant series. Great characters, excellent plotting, a must for thriller lovers.