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 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.
Davenport & Co. are reliable old friends. Sandford keeps them true to their nature while allowing them room to grow.
True to form, Sandford offers an interesting batch of miscreants.
Yes. I'm always comfortable with Ferrone's narration.
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.
This is my second favorite prey book (second to Mortal Prey). The plot is well developed and the reader Richard Ferrone, is at his best again. It came together nicely at the end. Definitely recommended!
I'm usually pretty good at blocking out annoying narrators but this was too much. I had to fast forward the sections with accents. The story was not interesting enough to hold me and at times ridiculous. At two-thirds the way through I couldn't take it anymore and skipped to the end to hear the outcome.
predictable story with a ridiculous distraction of separating conjoined twins in an operating room setting.
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