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April Fools 2013

Infinite Prey
Prey And Prejudice
P Is For Prey
Fifty Shades Of Prey
Solar Prey
Patriotic Prey

April Fools 2014

Cyber Prey
Maple Prey
Eat Prey Love
Sacred Prey
Lettuce Prey
Live And Let Prey

April Fools 2015

Lords of Prey
Generic Prey
Cosmic Prey
Choose Your Own Prey
Clockwork 1: Prey

April Fools 2016

The Sound and the Prey
Prey Expectations
War and Prey
Finnegans Prey
The Old Man and the Prey
The Scottish Prey

April Fools 2017

Bird of Prey
Slender Prey
Frozen Prey
Master and Prey
Gods of Prey
Jurassic Prey

April Fools 2018

Seven Percent Prey
Elder Prey
Barbaric Prey
Satanic Prey
Martian Prey
Forbidden Prey

April Fools 2019

Cheddar Prey
The Girl Who Stalked Her Prey
Lunar Prey
Boring Prey
Drunken Prey
Atomic Prey

Drunken Prey

Drunken Prey!
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"His blood alcohol content is 20%. Not point-two-zero percent, mind you. Twenty percent. Some three hundred times the legal limit. If he weren't dead, he'd be dead."

In retrospect, putting the Inter-Nation Liquor Connoisseurs' convention in the same hotel as the Worldwide Beer & Ale Brewers annual meeting may have been a mistake. But the killings were intentional as the absense of peat during the barley-drying phase of the creation of Bushmill's 10-year Irish whisky.
Lucas Davenport is a U.S. Marshall, and he doesn't know whisky from whiskey. He wouldn't normally be investigating this sort of thing, but he's a friend of a senator who happens to be a guest of honor at both conventions. And so Lucas finds himself stuck in an investigation quite unlike anything he's ever faced, like a Absolut martini mixed with Cheez-Its.
For starters, there are far too many witnesses. Everyone, it seems, has seen something. But when your thousand-plus witnesses may or may not have been drinking the finest of Polish vodkas, French wines, Mexican tequilas — and everything else under the sun — for the better part of a week — it starts to strain the definition of unreliable. None of them can agree what happened, how it happened, how many people were involved, or even what month it is.
But then someone else ends up dead, having drowned in a jacuzzi filled with Yamazaki 12-year single malt. Nobody at the convention, Lucas realizes, would waste that much top-shelf alcohol on a murder. And he knows that, whatever the reason for the killings, he's got to solve it quickly, or someone's next drink... will be their last.

April 1, 2019