Most of Sanford's books have a lot of twists and turns, but this has an eliment nthat adds a few more. It's based around an election and candidates rather than some out and out serial killer. That makes the investigation a bit tricky because there's also political lives that could be ruined if there's wrong accusations that become public.
Although murder is dark....This tale isn't quite as dark as a lot of Standford's tales are. It is quite interesting to see how Lucas Davenport works around all these people involved with an election to get to the truth. Not as dark, but plenty of layers to peel back to get to the truth.
I really enjoyed the book, but then again I basically enjoy all of John Sanfords books. I live in ND and have been all over MN, IA and WI where all his books take place so besides very good stories I can relate to everywhere the characters go to and or live. Makes it much more fun that way.
The enjoyment of listening is enjoyable because I can listen to it while I sit in my chair, while I am doing chores around the house, or while I am working out at the gym. I get to enjoy my favorite John Sandford books this way.
Most of the other Lucas Davenport books, and I like him as much as I like the J.P. Beaumont books by J. A. Jance.
A depth of feeling. Also if I just read a book, I don't get as much out of it because I am a speed reader. By listening, I never miss a nuance.
John Sandford is a great author, and I like both of his primary main characters, Lucas Davenport, and Virgil Flowers.
After reading (and loving!) EVERY book by Sanford, I feel completely cheated by this one. I choose to read books as escapism from everyday realities. This book is just a continuation of the real world corruption with no consequences that I prefer to step AWAY from by reading. Angry that I wasted my time reading/listening!
I am a true fan of the Lucas Davenport series. Lucas has aged and developed into a great character. I really enjoy the funny and sometimes snarky conversations between Lucas and the rest of his cronies (Del, Shrake, etc.) They frequently make me laugh out loud. I also like Lucas the family man. This book has the most interesting villian - a female politician. There are great twists and turns into this book.
I always look forward to these books........and I like that f******g Flowers too!
Love Sandford and enjoy his writings to the point of not caring about the depth of the storyline.
Yes - Richard Ferrone gives you a seamless narration from character to character. Enjoyed listening to him.
This is my first Lucas Davenport book, I'm a Virgil Flowers fan. I'll have to say that I will stick with Virgil. This was a good book and I enjoyed the plot and the outcome, but I like the antics of Virgil better.
A new twist for the Prey books in that it featured more intrigue rather than the normal chop em up/cut em up storylines.
Absolutely. This was definitely a "can't stop listening" book.
Ferrone is one of the best. He seamlessly shifts between characters and makes each entertaining.
I think discovering that Kidd and Lauren were not what they appeared to be.
This is one of the best by John Sandford. I have always thought the Prey books were just so so and enjoyed the Virgil Flowers books much more. This book however, has made we impatient for the next Prey book.
It's a great new Lucas Davenport story. The kind of story you can wrap yourself in a blanket, curl up on the couch and listen to to the very end.
Lucas, of course!
You know you won't be disappointed when the story line follows Virgil Flowers or Lucas Davenport.
It's John Sandford, Lucas Davenport, and Richard Ferrone. This combination has NEVER missed - IMO. I love this series.
Lucas Davenport - sexy, street smart, and has no qualms about getting a little dirty in the name of justice.
Richard Ferrone is an EXCELLENT narrator. The quality of his narration remains consistent, so I'd have to say this ranks up there with the rest.
Lucas Davenport is an engaging character, and the police procedurals featuring his character are among the best. The only thing that has become a bit trite is the "feel" of the novels. They all feel about the same. This pervasive feel has even begun to infect some of Sandford's other work.
While I am sure the city of Minneapolis loves it that Davenport is "their character" it might be nice to freshen things up a bit with a trip out of state, a vacation, or something that takes Lucas out of his comfort zone, and makes him live on his wits and guile. But, hey, that's just me whispering into the mythical John Sandford's ear.
I enjoyed the book (although it clearly sets up a sequel). It also merges characters from Sandford's Kidd series. I liked that a lot too.
Other than needing a fresh coat of paint, this old house is still fun to dwell in.