I've read and reread this three times. Mostly to remind me how I got to number 20 and etc. My wife sometimes beats to the end of each new book.
This series and all Mr Sanfords others have provided me and my wife many hours of enjoyment.
I just wish he could write his books faster. It's a great way to enjoy the gift of reading and listening.
This story was the hook and it has been a great start to a great trip.
Really, really, good.
I feel lucky to have found this series. I'm going to listen to all of them. I'm really glad it's a series of 25 books, and not just one book.
Is that I am about to come to the end of the run. I just downloaded #25, and it feels like I'm about to lose a good friend. Additionally, I made the mistake of reading the Virgil Flowers series before starting the Davenport series and it kinda screwed me up, chronologically, since, in the Flowers series, Lucas is already the head of the BCA as opposed to working his way thru the ranks in his own series. Having said that, I've come to feel like I know all the characters and Richard Ferrone is one of the best narrators I've come across in all my dealings with Audible (and that has been substantial... over 245 books over the past 4 years), along with the likes of Dick Hill (Jack Reacher series), Len Cariou (Harry Bosch) and
Ron McLarty/Orla Cassidy (David Baldacci books). The local knowledge of Minneapolis is so complete, you feel like you live there, and although Sandford makes Minneapolis seem like the murder capital of the world, nevertheless the scenarios and the people are believable, tho more than a little bit brutal and violent. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series and am already feeling a little sad that its coming to an end. Hopefully, I can find someone half as good to carry the torch forward.
Finding out about Lucas as a young man and his reputation was enlightening. I've read most of the books but not this one. It explained about his relationship with the TV anchor and their daughter. Showed how he matured from the cocky player into the more likable older man.
Yes, it was never boring, Kept wondering how it would end since the bad guy was way too smart to be trapped.
The narrator is excellent and depicts Lucas perfectly.
Games can be deadly.
If you have not experienced John Sanford's Prey series, you are in for a treat. Richard Ferrone is a great narrator, the characters are incredible, and the bonus is there 20 more of these after this one.
Plus if you are from Minnesota, live in Minnesota, or simply like Minnesota, you will enjoy the Midwest setting.
The downside is that John Sanford's writing will spoil you for many of the other prolific writers of this genre. He is among the best.