The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author.
"Sandford's track record as a best-selling author is amazing, but it's not an accident," wrote Booklist of Wicked Prey. "His plotting is sharp, his villains are extraordinarily layered, and his good guys are always evolving.
And this time, there's a storm brewing...Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.
Did she see enough? Can she identify them? Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness.
©2010 John Sandford (P)2010 Penguin
"Sharply drawn characters, intricate plotting, and smooth dialogue make this a sure-fire winner." (Publishers Weekly)
I screwed up review for One Dog Night. I meant to give all FIVE STARS. Audible techinical said there 's no way to correct a review or redo
This was my first introduction to the Prey series and I am glad it was. I really enjoyed this book. Being in the medical field, that kept me interested in the plot and following the twins' surgery. I enjoyed it very much, right up to the end.
Lucas Davenport and "the gang" are back and entertaining as ever! Thumbs up to this Sanford novel, kept me listening while sitting in the dark, in my car, in my garage because I couldn't turn off my ipod. Great ending, you can't go wrong.
Big Band jazz lover
Let me preface these remarks by saying that I really enjoy Sandford's work. Up til now, I've found most all the novels to be enjoyable with reasonably captivating story lines.
This one, in my opinion, is really lame. The story line itself is not normal Sandford quality nor is the lack of character development. In fact, the only reason I finished is to feel like I got some value for the
Had I to do it over again, I would have saved the money.
I love John Sandford writing and Richard Ferrone is an excellent narrator for this series. I always love that f%*9ing flowers!! I glad also to see a spin-off for flowers.
Could be a 5 but I have nothing to compare it to. Some foul language so that could be an issue, but not alot and it was a great story. I was eager to for the next day so I could listen again. I will definitely get the next Lucas Davenport book when it comes out.
I love John Sandford books and this one is as good as any of the others and I have read many. Don't miss it.
Not my favorite John Sanford novel. Too many characters so that you could not get into any of them. I prefer Eric Conger as the narrarator.
I dont know, for the life of me I cannot understand how such simplistic even amateurish writing could be enjoyable
write in at least 2 dimensions. This author uses the word "and" so repetitive that I had to go back and count the obscene number of times he used it in a single paragraph. In fact in one run on sentence "and" showed up no less than 6 times.
no, but he does a decent job with bad material
run on sentences with "and" used over and over and...well you get it
The first Sanford novel I read was grueling to get through, several years later I thought I would give him one more try. I simply dont get his popularity. Stick with John Connelly or Nelson DeMille or James Lee Burke (shocking that Sanford could even be mentioned amongst the great mystery writers.
I think it's time for Davenport to get some new outside interest to enrich these stories. Life is settling in a bit too predictably for these colorful characters. I appreciate that the "yeh yeh" comments were trimmed down. Solid story but if it were the first "prey" story I had read, I would have not looked for anymore in the series.
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