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)
...... and no other means of entertainment. This one time, when I was driving to the cottage we counted cows. I think you get the point.
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A pretty good yard, intertwining the crime thriller in the midst of an operation to separate conjoined twins. I enjoyed the story of the twins as much as the crime part. But, it ws interesting, fact paced, and an enjoyable listen. I don't know how popular this author is but I'd guess he has a big following in Minnesota, reading about all the local places where crime happens. Without this book I'd never have known that Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan was based on a highway right there in his home state of Minnesota. My first book was his latest and this onethe most recent before that. I guess I'm working my way through his books in reverse chronilogical order. Go Hawks!
I liked it! I got caught up reading John Sandford thru his Virgil Flowers character, so I guess I'm backwards. I KNOW how many books there are in the "Prey" series, but I had never read any until now. I did enjoy this as I felt it was definitely a good crime/suspense story. The story begins simply enough, and I'm thinking - how much can there really be to this? Then the series of bad choices and unfortunate mistakes begin and everyone gets in deeper until the whole thing is a mess. There were some parts to this that I felt went a little too far to be believable, but it wasn't distracting from the overall story. I intend to read more of the books in this series, so I can safely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the crime novel.
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.
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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.
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