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In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD Lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer known only as Shadow Love. Among the victims are a Minneapolis slumlord, a judge from Oklahoma City, and a Manhattan politician. The murder weapon is a Native American ceremonial knife.

©1990 John Sandford (P)2012 Recorded Books

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  • G.Monie
  • Bethpage, NY, United States
  • 06-24-13

Top 3 out of his 23 Davenport Novels

All the Davenport Novels are worth a read, this particular book is great because it revolves around a younger, crazier, slutty, always manipulative Lucas, a group of fugitives that are both interesting & dangerous, & many of Davenports close friends in the future are cementing they're loyalties from these earlier novels. For some reason I read so many of the other Prey novels before I came back & read this one which is technically the 2nd in the series... It was worth it almost to the point I wish I read it earlier. But all his books are great & the development of Lucas & his family all take place throughout the series but this book is still in the stages before he had to worry about another woman, kids, politics, & future responsibilities I ended up reading at almost the same time because I was reading Silken Prey shorty after....

Highly recommend this book... LUCAS is establishing why he is such a bada$* & has the reputation he does....

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Lucas Davenport = Great

If you could sum up Shadow Prey in three words, what would they be?

Davenport, suspenseful, exciting

Who was your favorite character and why?

While I guess Davenport but another character, it would be Lily. I enjoy the whole cast of characters in the Prey novels though.

Any additional comments?

I have read most of the Prey series and love it. Am going back and listening to them in order. This is his second book. The narration is excellent. Does not disappoint. I highly recommend this series.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-28-15

Lucass Davenport the ruderless rogue!

I'm not a huge fan of the early novel in the "Prey" series. Once Davenport meets and marries Weather, they have Sam, and Lettie enters the picture the novels get much better. I suspect my issues with the first 13 novels in the series, and especially with the first 6, is that Davenport seems rudderless and without a strong moral center of gravity. Davenport in Shadow Prey definitely fits that description. I like Lucas Davenport the family man more than Lucas Davenport the rogue, This book was released in 1990 and the series remains active with Book 25 being recently released.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • Montgomery Village, MD, United States
  • 05-29-13

Sandford and Ferrone - Match Made in Heaven

Is it possible to fall in love with an author/narrator/protagonist combo? Yes, indeed. Sandford, Ferrone and that sometimes naughty Davenport rock the story.

John Sandford used incredibly good judgment choosing Richard Ferrone. Long live authors who "listen" to their own books being read!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Fast paced, but could've used less harlequin romance.

Headline says is all. I thought it was overall decent story. Not the best Sanford.

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  • Sarah
  • BOERNE, TX, United States
  • 01-04-16

Worth listening to - not his best

I had a little trouble getting interested during the first half of the book but the second half had the Sandford momentum I've come to expect. Didn't like Davenport much in this book. Narration spotless as always with Mr. Ferrone.

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  • Kelly
  • Colorado Springs
  • 12-02-15

Richard Ferrone is Perfect!

Lucas Davenport and his friends continue to develop well. We see glimpses of the future relationships in this early novel. What I liked best was how perfectly Ferrone and Sandford sync. It is as though Sandford wrote his books with Ferrone in mind. He builds the suspense perfectly and allows the darkness of the mystery to settle upon the listener.

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Formulaic and disappointing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I loved the premier of this series and I was excited about the second installment. Boy was I disappointed.This book feels like it doesnt know what it wants to be. The lead bad guy is paper thin and confusing. I will be returning this book.

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  • Magda
  • Dayton, OH, United States
  • 07-30-13

One of Sandford's Best

Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow Prey to be better than the print version?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucas...he is the meat of the story. He makes the series. and Lily was sensational.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to choose

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely, I stay up all night listening.

Any additional comments?

Richard Ferrone is an awesome narrator. He makes All of the Prey Books ":come alive". I hope he is ALWAYS the narrator of the Prey series One of the best stories in the Prey Serie s..This was an exciting book with a lot of action. The story was interesting and riveting.. I highly recommend this Prey Book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • etward
  • york, pa United States
  • 10-01-12

Oldie but Goodie

If you could sum up Shadow Prey in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, sarcastic, fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Prey?

When Lucas first meets Shadow in the apartment

What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Richard Ferrone has become Lucas Davenport. His voice brings the right amount of edge, sarcasm and humor. He is a great narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes if only I could.

Any additional comments?

So happy that the old Prey novels have been released in this fashion with Richard Ferrone reading them. Hats off to John Sandford, great author.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Tony
  • 06-10-12

Sandford's Prey series is superb except this one

The Prey series is a truly wonderful collection of books. Davenport is a complex character in the best of ways. He is a dodgy, reckless, self made rich guy with some unpleasant traits but he sure is fun. Intelligent friends and fellow cops add more humour and insight into the dark situations the barking mad criminals create. The descriptive writing is beautiful and thoughtful too, never jumping to simplistic assumptions about the forces that drive human beings.
The audiobooks are just as they should be - unabridged and most importantly, read by the same excellent reader. When you have such a rich collection of characters as this you obviously form ideas and images about them. Changing the reader of a series is unbelievably stupid. It ruins continuity, and the rhythm and pace of the entire book. It is like turning the TV on to watch Inspector Morse and finding that he's played by an unknown actor.

So, what is wrong with this one? It is the second Prey book and was the only one not recorded at the time. Perhaps because is was no good? It is drawn out with a weak storyline, a tedious sexual affair and unfocused baddies. All the things that John Sandford's Prey books are not, usually.

Please don't judge the Prey series by this one. The best in the series in my opinion are two of the best books I have ever heard, the two Rinker books, Certain and Mortal Prey. There's not enough room or time here to do them justice. Perhaps it is best to start at the begining with Rules of Prey and omit this one.