Extreme Prey Quotes.

1. "Fresh ideas from this group was virtually an oxymoron, Marlys thought, wriggling her butt against the comfortless chair."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

2. "I understand. Does he have names? No. All he has is some basic descriptions. He said the candidate from the North saw you and a fellow he believed was related to you, and passed along the description. If he starts asking around among our people, he’s going to find you. I won’t ask if . . . you know . . . you’re planning something. I’m already in enough trouble, lying about not knowing you. I appreciate that, Marlys said."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

3. "As Bowden worked the room, Jubek took Lucas around to all the other security people and told them to take a good look. If this guy tells you something, you listen, he told them. He gave Lucas his cell phone number, and said, as Lucas was leaving, I sincerely hope you’re a self-aggrandizing bullshitter who’s trying to get attention for himself, but I looked you up and I’ve got the bad feeling you’re not. ‘Self-aggrandizing.’ Pretty big words for a former lineman, Lucas said. Jubek grinned and slapped him on the shoulder and said, See ya."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

4. "Marlys was a sturdy woman in her fifties, white curls clinging to her scalp like vanilla frosting. She wore rimless glasses, a homemade red-checked gingham dress, and low-topped Nikes. Short-nosed and pale, she had a small pink mouth that habitually pursed in thought, or disapproval."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

5. "MARLYS WAS A WOMAN of ordinary appearance, if seen in a supermarket or a library, dressed in homemade or Walmart dresses or slacks, a little too heavy, but fighting it, white-haired, ruddy-faced. In her heart, though, she housed a rage that knew no bounds. The rage fully possessed her at times, and she might be seen sitting in her truck at a stoplight, pounding the steering wheel with the palms of her hands, or walking through the noodle aisle at the supermarket with a teeth-baring snarl. She had frightened strangers, who might look at her and catch the flames of rage, quickly extinguished when Marlys realized she was being watched. The rage was social and political and occasionally personal, based on her hatred of obvious injustice, the crushing of the small and helpless by the steel wheels of American plutocracy."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

6. "The local farmers, of course, were bitching because the bean and corn harvests were going to be huge and the prices depressed. Of course, if it hadn’t rained, they’d be bitching because their crops were small, even if the prices were high. You couldn’t win with farmers."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

7. "GRAY-EYED COLE SAT in his bedroom window, looking out over the road, a scoped Ruger 10/22 in his hands. Squirrel rifle. Below him, a quilt hung on the wire clothesline, airing out. Before the end of the day, the quilt would smell like early-summer fields, with a little gravel dust mixed in. A wonderful smell, a smell like home."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

8. "Uh-uh, not the way it works, Means said. He was a fleshy man, with nicotine-stained teeth and drooping cheeks. And, Say, didn’t you work for Virgil Flowers for a while, up in Minnesota?"
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

9. "LEONARD WAS A THICK, dark-haired man, Lucas’s height but heavier, both in the arms and the gut. He was wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, and yellow work boots. The scars around his pale, suspicious eyes and a withered nose made him into a brawler."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

10. "Mount Pleasant was an older town, where no two houses, standing side by side, seemed to come out of the same architectural style, with nineteenth-century Victorians up against pastel-colored postwar ramblers. Most of the houses had traditional flower gardens with marigolds and zinnias, and some with head-high sunflowers."
- John Sandford, Extreme Prey

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