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Publisher's Summary

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. Which is too bad, because the killers, and, yes, there is more than one of them, the killers are expecting him.

Brilliantly suspenseful, filled with rich characterization and exciting drama, Invisible Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own.

©2007 John Sandford; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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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.

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Great Summer Read

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

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Invisible Prey

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

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  • Laura
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • 06-27-07

Fun but not enthralling

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

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  • Carla
  • Duarte, CA, United States
  • 05-25-07

One of the best Davenport books

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

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Lucas Davenport .......

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

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  • Richard
  • Hinesville, GA, United States
  • 08-07-07

The Sandford Touch

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

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Invisible Prey

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

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Lighter but still fun

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

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The Curse Of The Armstrong Quilts

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