I personally don't like so much blood and gore, so would not choose another Sandford book.
Yes, the story line was exciting, just not the details!
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
I am a rather avid listener of detective mysteries and have always been a fan of John Sandford. This one has it all, interesting plot, great characters, action packed, weird nemisis. I highly recommend it.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.
I've read almost all the books in the Prey series and was happy when this earlier effort was made available on Audible. I waited several months after the purchase before listening and had forgotten it was from early in the series when I began the listen. At first I was confused. What happened to Weather? What about his older daughter? Then it came back to me. Lucas seemed a bit more raw, which makes sense. The bad guys in this novel were really bad and reminded me why I like this series so much. The inevitable victory of good over evil is even more satisfying when the evil is high. The occasional bumbling of Sandford's evil characters was pretty much missing here but this didn't detract from the overall effect, although I missed narrator Ferrone's excellent vocal personification in this area. Davenport fans will appreciate this early installment.
loved the suspense. Bekker was amazingly crazy. The innerstory of the NYC was also very good. loved lily.
The story is ingenious and compellingly written and read. The climax was well worth the wait, and was itself astonishing and gave new insight and depth to Davenport's character.
This is my second time through the Lucas Davenport series. The evolution of Lucas is fascinating. I don't like his behavior in this story, but I am interested and invested in Lucas enough to empathize with his current struggles. I am rooting for him.
Mr. Sandford's villains are excellent, no evolution here, they are fully developed in every book, and they embrace their evilness as normal - terrifying.
Mr Stanford has the excellent ability to tell a different story each time and with the comfort of the same hero you are lulled into a sense of safety, because after all you know Lucas, what could go wrong? HA! Hold on, this is going to be a good one!