In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: He doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay - and he's waiting for the bill.
It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they're naked. "Lynching" is the word that everybody's trying not to say - but, as Lucas begins to discover, in fact the murders are not what they appear to be, and they are not the end of the story. There is worse to come - much, much worse.
Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford's most suspenseful novel yet.
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Loved this book. Letty West is one of the best character additions to this great series. She appears in subsequent novels in the series and she is a fabulous character. And this is the book where she makes her debut.
My husband and I use audio books so we can read the same book at the same time. This way we can discuss and have fun listening together.
I have listened to all 24 Davenport books and Virgil Flowers books. This one is hands down the best Stanford book ever.
All the other Davenport and Virgil flowers books are great .
Lucan Davenpor, Del and introcused two new wonderful charactors with the BCA.
Yes, the fires at the West house.
Sandford just gets better. Each one of the Prey series is fantastic to me. I love they way they build on each other. Sandford doesn't leave a cliff hanger like the old serials did in the movies but his books sure lead you to wanting to read the next book in the series. Davenport or Mitch Rapp. Maybe they are equal in my mind. Both are dynamite character's. Enjoy.
I love Sandford books but recently been hesitant to purchase them thinking that Lucas Davenport is going to get old and boring. Sandford Never Disappoints. this book is excellent even if you read the later books where he already has some characters introduced by the story you'll still love it. I am not going to hesitate in getting a Sanford book in the future and now going through my library to see if there are any I haven't listened to yet.
Im suprised there isn't a whole slew of movies based on Davenport.
A great not perfect protagonist. Wonderful story without having to suspend believability. Would like a more versatile narrative., but Will continue to buy this series.
Books and music make my world go round, and I have 9 nieces and nephews and one chihuahua who rule my heart.
Good read. Not as many twists and turnd as his other books but thoroughly enjoyed it.
I like these books but it always takes too long for Davenport to stop the bad guys in my opinion. The bad guys inflict so much damage that by the time they are caught it doesn't even feel satisfying.
At least the audio issues of the past two books were fixed here.
Naked Prey delivers all of John Sandford's usual twists and turns in superb style. I love the way he describes the action scenes from 2 different perspectives. Richard Ferrone delivers the lines with aplomb! The characters - the old ones that return with each book - and the new ones are developed quickly and blossom into stars. Even the ones you love to hate! Cannot wait for the next book!
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