Lucas Davenport
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  • 11
    Easy Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 11 | John Sandford

    Easy Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that's demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined - one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared....

    Disappointing for Sandford

    I love John Sandford's books. I especially like the ones featuring Virgil Flowers but I also enjoy the Lucas Davenport series (especially the ones wri..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2013 by Pat C (Salinas, CA)
  • 12
    Chosen Prey | John Sandford

    Chosen Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and...well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.

    a great Sandford thriller

    I just never tire of this author -- the suspense always get me. I think "Winter Prey" is the best of the Prey series, but this one leads you an unmer..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2004 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 13
    Mortal Prey | John Sandford

    Mortal Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target, she was, and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself.

    Raves for Mortal Prey

    John Sandford is at his best. But,all of his books have equal rank--"tops." John excells at bringing the reader into the story and portraying the ever..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2007 by Michael (Mineola, TX, USA)
  • 14
    Naked Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 14 | John Sandford

    Naked Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    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. 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....

    Meet Letty West!

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2012 by Ruth (LA, USA)
  • 15
    Hidden Prey | John Sandford

    Hidden Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan.

    Davenport is all business in this one

    Having read many of the installments in the Davenport series, I was a little surprised that the usual cast of family and law enforcement characters we..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2013 by Ed (Saint Augustine, FL, United States)
  • 16
    Broken Prey | John Sandford

    Broken Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The "Big Three" are a trio of inmates locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital over the years, each a particularly vicious serial killer, each with his own distinct style and propensities. Everybody feels much safer knowing that they're behind bars. Except...there's a new killer on the loose. And his handiwork bears a disturbing resemblance to some of the finer points practiced by the Big Three, details that never even made the papers.

    Top drawer entertainment - as usual!

    Personally, I found Broken Prey to be just as entertaining and captivating as all his other stories. Sandford is of my all time favorite authors, and..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2005 by Charlotte (Portland, OR, United States)
  • 17
    Invisible Prey | John Sandford

    Invisible Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random; if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to...certainly nothing he ever expected.

    Another great read

    As always another great prey book. I was afraid I was not going to see another new Lucas Davenport thriller. Great plot, believeable and yet tricky.

    Reviewed on June 03 2007 by Queenb ()
  • 18
    Phantom Prey | John Sandford

    Phantom Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before - but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey work from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

    Another great "Prey"

    I'm a big fan of the this series. I find time just flies when I"m listening to a good detective novel. I like Sandford's characters and Lucas seems l..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2011 by Linda (Liberty Lake, WA, United States)
  • 19
    Wicked Prey | John Sandford

    Wicked Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Having spent two years in hiding, a big-time robber is back. It's a couple of weeks before the Republican party convention and thousands are spending cash, which is flowing into a warehouse protected by only a few armed guards. Lucas Davenport meanwhile has problems of his own, targeted by a psychopathic pimp, it's not Davenport he's after; it's his daughter.

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    Wicked Prey | John Sandford

    Wicked Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather have stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stick-up men who've spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system.

    Another winner for Davenport fans

    I have listened to many of the Davenport novels from Audible as well as Sandford's companion Flowers series. From reading prior reviews I expected to..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2009 by Tony B. (Shelburne, VT USA)
  • 20
    Storm Prey | John Sandford

    Storm Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    A daring drugs raid on a Minneapolis hospital, during which a medical orderly is murdered, takes place on the same day that Lucas Davenport's surgeon wife, Weather, is due to perform a high-profile operation to separate conjoined twin girls. Investigating the raid, Davenport concludes that it must have been an inside job and - as a witness to the criminals' desperate getaway - Weather is now in grave danger.

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    Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel | John Sandford

    Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    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.

    Entertaining & Edgy

    I was not impressed with John Sandfords last prey novel, but I was super impressed and ENTERTAINED with Storm Prey! In this book, Sandford brings in..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2010 by Erin (Cornelius, NC, United States)
  • 21
    Buried Prey | John Sandford

    Buried Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

    good story

    This is my 4th or 5th Sandford now, I think only my second Lucas Davenport, the others being Virgil Flowers. It was a good story, interesting how he w..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2011 by Stevon (Tempe, AZ, United States)
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    Buried Prey | John Sandford

    Buried Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for the Minneapolis Police - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time, and Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. With the bodies discovered, an old case is resurrected - but there's something wrong with the evidence. As Davenport investigates, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

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  • 22
    Stolen Prey | John Sandford

    Stolen Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    .Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.

    Sanford writes another winner!

    I have eagerly awaited this latest book in the Lucas Davenport series and I was not dissappointed. I really would have liked to give in 4 1/2 stars, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2012 by bebe (South Carolina)
  • 23
    Silken Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 23 | John Sandford

    Silken Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he’s breathing." And another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that’s the last thing he knows. Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.

    Politics, Pornography, and Murder

    The Prey series continues with another solid Lucas Davenport "mystery"--although it's not really a mystery as we know from the beginning who did it, w..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2013 by Jacqueline ()
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    Silken Prey | John Sandford

    Silken Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Murder, scandal, political espionage and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive… Lucas Davenport is investigating a vicious smear on a US senator when the trail leads to a political fixer’s disappearance. Then, very troublingly, it leads to the Minneapolis police department, then, most troublingly of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.

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  • 24
    Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24 | John Sandford

    Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

    He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

    Sandford and Ferrone deliver

    What I like about the Prey series is John Sandford's ability to continually create some pretty evil guys. He doesn't disappoint in this installment wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2014 by Ed (Saint Augustine, FL, United States)
  • 25

    Gathering Prey: Prey, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.

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