Four guys walk into a hospital pharmacy...
It sounds like the start to a bad joke, but it's really the start to John Sandford's novel "Storm Prey."
If you're a fan of Sandford's Lucas Davenport series, as I am, you'll like this one. "Storm Prey" deals a little less with Lucas's official job in the BCA.
This is because his wife, the surgeon Weather Karkinnen, has been targeted by those four guys from the botched pharmacy robbery (she saw the getaway driver's face while she was driving to work).
I've never been disappointed by a John Sandford novel: they're almost always four star thrillers.
"Storm Prey" earns a bonus star for it's intriguing subplot. Twin baby girls are joined at the top of the skull, and Weather is part of the expert separation team. Even after an attempt on her life, there is no chance she'll go into hiding. She remains focused on the delicate operation, which keeps encountering problems and delays. She is as tenacious with her patients as Lucas is with his cases.
I enjoyed the way Sandford interlaced the two storylines, at one point having the murderer within 20 feet of the imperiled twins.
As I mentioned, I have enjoyed pretty much all of Sandford's novels across all of his different series. "Storm Prey" had just a little more oomph. Great read.