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Davenport is a smart, thoughtful cop whose girlfriend is pressuring him to make a commitment to parenthood and whose boss is about to lose her job in a political turnover. While the search for the killer is handled in author John Sandford's usual, crisp, procedural style, it almost seems to be a pretext for exploring the evolution of Davenport's relationship with Dr. Weather Karkinnen. This 12th adventure in the author's popular Prey series will undoubtedly rocket to the top of the bestseller list, though it's not a standout. The novel displays the solid craftsmanship and narrative drive Sandford's known for, but his hero seems a little dispirited and out of sorts. Perhaps fatherhood will give Davenport a new lease on life. In the meantime, check out Sandford's backlist featuring his other hero, Kidd (The Fool's Run, The Empress File, The Devil's Code), who has a nice little walk-on here in which he begins a romance with Davenport's partner Marcy Sherrill. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He's done it again! I think John Sandford just gets better and better, and I'm glad he does. Plot, action and even compassion for the victims - Lucas Davenport is the perfect tough... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marie Hughes
This time the serial killer is art history professor James Qatar. He is fixated on young blondes.
This is a great Prey book. Read more
It takes a great thriller writer to keep me guessing throughout and satisfied in the end. THANK YOU, Mr. Sandford! A true writer's-writer; someone who inspires.Published on Aug. 16 2003
Be prepared to rarely get up from your seat once you start Chosen Prey. Sandford's characters are very credible, three dimensional and well-developed, and Lucas Davenport continues... Read morePublished on March 14 2003 by bobbewig
This was the first John Sandford book I have read, and I have to totally disagree will all that say this is a stand alone book. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2003 by S. K. Leggate
After starting to read this book, I just couldn't put it down. There was always something interesting happening, and you get caught up in this Triller with no way to escape. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by Lisabeth Vefall
This is one of those books where you're interest is grabbed immediately. Its also one which lets you down a little after the initial surge. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by thomas w. rasch
Mystery writers apparently can't go wrong if they build their stories around serial killers. Read more