In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities Sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD Lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer, known only as Shadow Love. Among the victims are a Minneapolis slumlord, a judge from Oklahoma City, and a Manhattan politician. The murder weapon is a Native American ceremonial knife.
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Not really, it was pretty much more of the same. It was frustrating in several ways. One of the main characters through the book was a man named Shadow Love, the name ruined the flow for me. I know Indian names and anything else would have been better, it distracted me every time Lucas used it and in one chapter he must have said it thirty times.
Possibly, the subject or premise would have to be enticing.
He is perfect for the character Lucas. I would seek him out.
His love affairs were irritating too. I am sure the scenarios happen everyday but...............
This genre has a hero, the cop who you want to believe in, whom you want to succeed. If the "hero" is a scumbag, it's hard to enjoy the book. This "hero" attempts to convince a married woman to cheat on her perfectly innocent and believably loyal husband. When she resists multiple times, he keeps at it. I personally don't find that to be a great character trait and it basically killed any affinity I would have for the "hero" or the story. I will not be purchasing Any subsequent books in this series.
Someone who wants to be bored to death. Too wordy, has a very slow pace.
Shorten the story so it does not drag. Good story but pace too slow.
Very good voice and good vocal variety
None I can think of., Sorry
Basic story okay, but unnecessary language and sex scenes, had nothing to do to keep the story going.
See above, same question.
I loved John Sandford's first book in the Prey Series "Rules of Prey". Classic, well written crime drama - a rogue cop who bends a lot of rules but ultimately gets the job done. Shadow Prey follows the same formula, but I found this story to be a snooze-fest and thus never got "gripped". I'll try the 3rd in the series; depending on my reaction I'll be in for #4 or out the door with Sandford.
Sure, it keeps you hangin.
I will listen to him but his Jersey accent doesn't fit Minnisooooota
Sandford needs to keep his liberal feelings out of his writings
It starts off by gripping my interest and not letting go! I definitely recommend this book!
The climax - the final showdown between good and evil - blew my mind. I was so nervous for Lucas and his family! I could barely breathe! Thank goodness for the safe!!
Lucas - he has a cool, alpha male "swag" about him, and I can feel it through Richard Ferrone's voice.
The beginning of the book was heartbreaking. Without giving away much, my heart ached for the poor girl. She was a human being...somebody's daughter. All I could think to myself is 'She will never be the same.'
I have purchased the next two books in this series! I love the Prey series thus far and plan to listen to each and every book!!!
Thrilling, captivating and enthralling.
It was exciting and felt very plausible. It was a fresh breath that you followed both the police and the killers thoughts. The Main character Lucas Davenport, he's clever, intelligent, tough and a ladies man, but also a man who has has flaws and is hard to figure out. Well written characters that are not one dimensional.
Richard Ferrone has a very cool dry voice, he makes the book come to life. I really enjoyed listening to him tell the story.
Some of the things that made me go woah, didn't see that one comming.
I'm hooked to this series, only greif is that some of the books aren't available in my country.
Lack of focused story line.
Better character development, improve flow of story line.
Is there a point here or is the author being paid by the word?
This book has an interesting story to tell, but that is the end of what's good about this book.The storyline wanders in and around without really developing characters and never seems to get to the point. Never ending meaningless dialogue and a disjointed storyline made this book tedious and no worth finishing.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
As I listened to this book I was struck by the moral ambiguity running through the main story line. The good guys did some pretty bad stuff and the bad guys had a theme of righteous vindication. In the meantime the thrills, and sometime chills, came frequently. This book has pace and action worked together very skillfully.
The characters are outlined clearly enough that you know what they're about and understand their actions and reactions. They are, however, without much depth. The narrator can be hard to get used to as you start the book but pretty quickly becomes the spirit and appropriate characterization for all the nuances contained in this story.
The author's final comments at the end of the story made it all clear (at least to me). This was his 2nd book and the 2nd in an intended series. As he wrote it he became torn between writing a thriller vs writing a social commentary. The commentary is based in large part on the victimization of native Americans over time in this country. A plight that is still quite relevant today. Once he finished the book he realized that he couldn't have it both ways, tore it apart, and rewrote it to be a thriller. From this listener's perspective the social commentary theme is still in the underlying tone of the story. Therefore my sense of moral ambiguity.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this series and would love to give this book 5 stars across the board. My 4 stars on the story are strictly based on the unresolved ambiguity...no neat bows were offered to wrap it all up. That's ok by me, I'm on to the next story in the series.
If you like cop/detective thrillers, then this series is for you!
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