Her name is Clara Rinker, a southern woman, trim, pleasant, attractive, and the best hit woman in the business. She isn't showy; she just goes quietly about her business, collects her money, and goes home.
It's when she's hired for a job in Minnesota that things become complicated for her. A defense attorney wants a rival eliminated, and that's fine. But then a witness survives, the attorney starts acting weird, this big cop Davenport gets on her case, and loose ends begin popping up faster than on an unraveling sweater.
Lucas has no idea of the toll the case is about to take on him. For of all the criminals he has hunted during his life, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the one who is about to start hunting him, and none has known so well what his weak spots are...and how to penetrate them.
©1999 John Sandford (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
What a great book. Wild ride with crazy people and Oh, do I love the narrator. Richard Ferrone does a perfect job. He's so good I'd feel cheated if I had to read one of these instead of listening to him read it.
I love John Sandford's Prey books, especially the narrated versions because Richard Ferrone is awesome.
One of the reasons I like this book because it introduces Clara, a complex and memorable character. The part about the story I don't care for is the woman who hired Clara. She was a real piece of work. She changed her mind all the time and I was disappointed that Clara went with her crazy ideas so often. Other than that, this is another case where Lucas Davenport goes after the killer with a vengeance. His stubbornness is classic in this book: he suspected the source of all this killing before others saw it. Worthy addition to the Prey series.
An interesting plot without the gore of some of the Prey series. Sandford's wide interests lend believability and interest to his books, now I too want a Kubota. Also, there are few writers that can send me to a dictionary without being pompous. I have greatly enjoyed all of his books.
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I think this is my favorite of all the Prey series.. I am going through it all the way for the second time. This is where I actually started the first time I listened to a Lucas Davenport mystery. As much as Lucas Davenport, Clara Rinker and the way John Sandford developed her character and allowed Lucas to dance with the devil is what sold me on the Prey Series.
This book so far has be my favorite out of the series. I never seen the ending coming and when I did, WOW what an ending.
The plot was very good. Everytime I thought I have it figured out it changed.
If I have the time I would have listened to this one all at one time.
I am a huge Lucas Davenport fan. This is one of the best in the series. Clara is an interesting "bad girl". Her character is well developed and a great addition to the series. As always Richard Ferrone is spot-on with his performance. Mortal Prey is a must listen after Certain Prey.
He is unique for thrillers...good choice from Stanford.
When Clara did not want to kill that little girl...I cried!!!
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