The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent....
In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside....
Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days....
Best-selling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.- where the Night Crew works....
Number-one New York Times best-selling Prey author John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane young adult thriller series....
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic....
Brilliantly suspenseful, filled with rich characterization and exciting drama, Invisible Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own.
"As always for Sandford, entertaining and intelligent reading." (Booklist)
"Interesting and unusual supporting characters, good and bad guys alike, enhance an intriguing puzzle." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this current addition to the "Prey" series. The focus was really on the crimes and included several twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. The overall production was slick and the flow was great. I recommend this as a great summer beach read or for a long road trip. I found myself not wanting to turn the story off.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
Very well thought out plot line as are all of the "Prey" series. Very colorful characters, especially the bad guys in this one! The narrator does an outstanding job, with many various accents (no problem distinguishing between characters. Great surprise ending. I have enjoyed all of the Lucas Davenport books and this is one of the best.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
I have read every Lucas Davenport book as soon as it was published and this was my first "listen" in the series. I have to say that the narrator did not capture my interest. He portrays Lucas a bit differently than I have imagined him over the years and I can't hold him accountable for that. I just found it difficult to distinguish between the characters. An earlier review says just the opposite so I guess this is a draw. Decide for yourself.
Regarding the story, you know who the killers are early on. The story focuses upon Lucas and other characters as they unravel the mystery little by little, with some twists and surprises along the way. It's intelligently done and the quilting backdrop is interesting. But I found myself wishing for the more enthralling, heart-pumping hunt for the seriel murderer plots of the earlier Davenport series. This is still a great book and worth the read. After all, you just have to keep up with Lucas Davenport. I just couldn't give it higher than a four. As an earlier reviewer says, it's a good beach book and will certainly entertain you.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This is one of the best Lucas Davenport tales. I just hate it when the last line is spoken because now I have to wait for another book. Great book with a lot of complexities as usual.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
This one was a little thin....but very good. There are points where the killers are obvious....but the story is drawn out....assuming that we can't figure it out. Big and little....come on John. I did like the effort though.....however I think Flowers will replace Davenport.....hmmmmmm.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This novel really follows up on what we expect from John Sandford. The twists and turns of this one does not disappoint. It really gets into the mind of the criminal and the cop as the desperate criminals try to figure the next move to cover their crimes, and the cop struggles with just enough information to keep him going, and questioning why this is happening. Great listen!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Another excellent installment in the Lucas Davenport series. An excellent plot with with some truly odious yuppy villains. Also has some nice subplots abour antiques, and quilts.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I am a huge "prey" fan and found this one to be less dark and psychological than the others. Still, its Lucas Davenport and company and still a fun listen. Expect it to be lighter than the previous thrillers. There is a small quilting angle for those quilters out there!
23 of 27 people found this review helpful
This story may be one of the best stories in the Lucas Davenport series. The Armstrong Quilts played a central role as the mystery was unraveled little bit by little bit but, was there a real curse? Maybe or maybe not.
Although the listener knows who the killers are early on, this mystery has so many twists and turns that my attention was held throughout the telling of the story. I was captivated and wondering right up to the end how Sandford would tie all the threads together in the end.
This story has a good plot and Sandford did a wonderful job bringing all the threads together in a reasonable and believable way. I found this story to be entertaining without too much blood and guts, although there were some, of course, but not the heart-pumping, edge of your seat suspense that I've experienced in other prey novels. The pace and tempo of the story moved at a much slower pace than the previous stories while LD investigated and hunted for the serial murderers.
In my opinion, narrator Richard Ferrone is Lucas Davenport, and I agree he does not create believable female voices, but I can tolerate them. Ferrone performed very well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful