Lucas has left BCI and is into an early retirement. And, if he admits it to himself, he's bored. Bored, that is, until he receives a phone call from the governor asking his help in a confidential matter. It's presidential primary season and the governor is running. He's smart enough to know that he can't win the nomination but he's hoping for a VP slot. The problem is that he has a hunch that someone is planning to take the lead candidate, and his best chance at VP, out of the running and he wants Lucas to check it out and see if his concern is valid, and if so, identify them before the candidates all go to the Iowa State Fair. Lucas has to work without a badge or legal cover which means he has to pull in favors.
I won't give away any spoilers but the governor's request sets off a whirlwind investigation that leaves the reader with difficult choices: Stay awake and keep reading or get a good nights sleep. This is definitely one of the best of the "Prey" series. A good read for a long weekend at the beach or 10 hours on a plane.