Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco.
The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her....
©2015 John Sandford (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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"One of the best Davenport"
Excellent is all I can say. The plot was as good as ever and Without giving anything away I was quite sure it was all over 3 quarters of the way through but I was wrong. Only slight niggle was Richard Ferones delivery which did get a bit samey but I would rather he read these than anyone else so I am not complaining.
"Finally had it with Richard Ferrone"
Yes - Sandford gets better and better. Ingenious plots, excellent procedural content, brilliantly observed social commentary, an affectionate and cock-eyed evocation of Middle America - everything leavened, best of all, by a wry, dry humour. These books should be much better known than they are.
Almost anyone - Jeff Harding perhaps, who reads the John Connolly's books, or Dick Hill. Maybe William Roberts, who used to narrate Bill Bryson.
While I love Sandford, I have finally come to end of the road with Richard Ferrone as a narrator. His dialogue is particularly lazy. He has two stock voices: a masculine growl for Davenport, and a kind of high, querulous whine for everyone else, male or female, strong or weak, sympathetic or not - all are effectively indistinguishable if heard out of context. There is no effort at characterisation and he misses much of Sandford's deadpan humour. Everything is reduced to a monotonous trudge that nearly ruins a great thriller.
"Excellent as always"
As usual a brilliant piece of writing by john sandford and fluently read by Richard Ferrone. As always with these books I was really sad when it finished. Let's hope the next one is out soon.
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