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John Sandford is back with his dapper, dangerous Minneapolis deputy police chief Lucas Davenport for a ninth "preyer" meeting. Fans of the series will be glad to hear that it's full of smart suspense and deduction as well as explosive action. Davenport and his fellow cops are still recovering from the deadly revenge scheme that maimed them in Sudden Prey, which seems to have ended the relationship between Lucas and his doctor lady friend. This accounts for the depression that dogs him as he is sent to investigate the killing of top banking executive Daniel Kresge in a hunting lodge north of Minneapolis. Any of Kresge's four fellow hunters--all employees at his Polaris Bank--could have shot him, and all had motives, as did his almost ex-wife. About halfway through the book we find out who the real killer is, just a few pages before Lucas does, and that villain is a masterful creation, an example of the banality of evil worthy of Hannah Arendt. This is where Sandford's beautifully honed skills at creating suspense really kick in: he keeps us fascinated as Davenport, revitalized by an affair with a jaunty colleague, tries to turn what we all know into hard evidence. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After his muscle-stretching sidestep in 1997's The Night Crew, Sandford is back with his ninth Prey novel featuring dapper, dangerous Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport. Fans of the series will be glad to hear that this is the best installment in years?full of smart suspense and deduction as well as explosive action. Newcomers can plunge in without backstory research; all they need to know is that Davenport and his fellow cops are still nursing the wounds they garnered in Sudden Prey and that a depressed Lucas has gotten dumped by Weather, his girlfriend in that novel, when he is sent to investigate the murder of banking executive Daniel Kresge in a hunting lodge north of Minneapolis. Any of Kresge's four fellow hunters?all employees at his Polaris Bank?could have shot him, and all had motives (as did his "soon-to-be-ex-wife"). We find out about halfway through the book who the real killer is, just a few pages before Lucas does, and that villain is a masterful creation. This is where Sandford's suspense-making skills really kick in, keeping us fascinated as Davenport?revitalized by an affair with a jaunty colleague?tries to turn what we all know into hard evidence.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent story !It actually took me all day to read it..couldn't stop it ! A little worried about Weather , but interested in his other girl-interest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jeanne harcourt
If you sat at your Mac trying to write a novel, what names might you give your characters? If you sat there too long, you might name one "Del", and add "Capslock" as a surname. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Jon Mack
This cannot possibly be the standard fare for an author so popular. Boring, slow, stupid, dull...I will try another one, One other one.Published on Feb. 5 2004
Lucas Davenport is called to the scene of what seems like a hunting accident. A wealthy banker has been shot dead during the first minutes of the company's yearly hunting trip. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by Louise
I will keep this short and sweet. The worst of the prey series. Do not be discouraged when you read this book. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003
Minnesota banking executive is mysteriously killed during a hunting accident... Just before one of the most extreme mergers of banking history that is bound to make all the right... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2002 by Keith Hunt
I thought this book started a bit slow but truly gained the momentem that Sandford is famous for with in pages. Long live Lucas Davenport!...Published on Sept. 2 2002 by Krimsin King
This one is my favorite so far, but reviewing one book at a time in this series isn't quite right. The entire series is top notch. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2002 by djbrkns
Well fans, if you haven't read them all, I would say that now is the time to go back to the beginning and start. Read morePublished on May 21 2002 by Darcey K. Pickett