The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiance deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go, but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance.
Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.
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"Sandford's eye for the tell-all character quirk remains finely tuned, as does his deadpan humor, rivaled by few in the crime-drama ranks." (Publishers Weekly)
"With lyrical Southern accents and charm, Eric Conger transports the listener to the Deep South as he dramatizes Sandford's latest suspense-filled thriller." (AudioFile)
John Sandford is at his best. But,all of his books have equal rank--"tops." John excells at bringing the reader into the story and portraying the every-mans (and womans)-ideal-hero in Lucas Davenport. Mortal Prey is a mystery that can be played and replayed. Well worth downloading. I have all of his early books on cassettes and plan to download each to CDs.
This book is one of my favorite "Shoot-Em-Up" stories. It held my interest from the start as it kept moving the reader along with no pauses.
I recommend this book to action listeners.
I hadn't read this author before, but think that I will look for more audiobooks from him in the future. This book was thoroughly entertaining and I would recommend it to fans of the mystery/suspense genre. The customers were fairly well developed, and I actually found myself rooting for the antagonist until I took a step back. All in all a good read!
Great book to listen to on a long drive. The back story for Mortal Prey is contained in the book Certain Prey. Although you can follow the book without problems, I would read Certain Prey first. Both are good books.
This is Sandford at his absolute best, a terrific sequel (Mortal Prey) to a terrific original (Certain Prey).
Clara Rinker is a baddie with plenty on her side for the empathy of the reader, and the duel between her and Lucas Davenport is well drawn.
I was disappointed when the book ended, and have re-read it many times since.
A brilliant work, such a pity Audible hasn't seen fit to include the original 'Certain Prey' unabridged in its catalogue.
I have listened to quite a few Sandford books and have enjoyed every one of them. This book is my favorite.
iff you like Detective Thrillers then check out any of John Sandford's Prey series doesn't make a difference which one you start with they are all good.
Yes, He does an excellent performance on all the Sanford boooks,
I have listened to most of the Prey books and enjoyed all of them, Needs to omit the political bias from story line,
This was only my third audio book and I liked it very much.
I liked it enough to read another of his books to see if it read as well as it sounded. And it did.
The readers voice was good and the characters developed well I felt. After a short time into the story I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Perfect action/mystery/thriller to make a car trip fly by.
This novel is a follow up to Certain Prey and is best read after that novel but can be read stand alone. This novel takes Lucas away from the twin cities and the usual cast - there is very little of Del, Sloan and Cheryl but plenty of good characters from Certain Prey make a return and a few new ones as well.
This novel is in a way an end to the first half of the Lucas series as it will see him transfer from City cop to State cop, last novel pre-marriage and second child and is a good farewell to this part of Lucas' journey.
Sandford is my favourite crime writer and I am really enjoying going back through the older stuff. There is such a strong arc for Lucas and each noel builds a little without making him superman.
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