Book Reviews of Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 12)

Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 12)
Chosen Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 12
Author: John Sandford
ISBN-13: 9780425182871
ISBN-10: 0425182878
Publication Date: 5/7/2002
Pages: 383
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 328 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I normally don't read these type of books, but it was given to me so I tried it. It is about a serial killer. I thought it was pretty good. Easy to read mostly. It was an interesting side to police work. If you like an edge of your seat book, this one is for you.
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Helpful Score: 2
Lucas Davenport hurries to solve yet another case....John Sandford once again outdoes himself with another book in the Prey series!!
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Helpful Score: 2
The 12th in the "Prey" series. This one's one of the best! Even though you know from the start who the killer is, you're on the edge of your seat to the very end. And the end is SO good. I like John Sandford's books, and I love his handling of police procedures. I also like that you can start anywhere in the series and not feel that you've missed a whole lot by not having read the previous books. Try it, you'll love it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent story in the Prey series. This time a History Professor with a hobby of taking secret photographs of attractive women. The hobby turns from a hobby to a deadly obession.
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Lucas Davenport returns in the most harrowing and unexpected Prey novel yet-the story of a congenial man, and his most uncongenial obsession..
Art History professor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women. At night when he was all alone he'd dream about them and indulge his fantasies. Then one day his fantasy went too far. Now it's Qatar's turn to become an obsession-of Davenport's. And for both men there's no turning back.

Woohoo, this book will give you a great ride if you just get on. The Lucas Davenport novels are great and this one is outstanding.
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Helpful Score: 1
A harrowing murder mystry.
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Helpful Score: 1
When a spring thaw disinters the body of a young woman who's been missing for over a year, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport doesn't have much to go on except the victim's rumored connection with an unnamed man, who may be an artist and also, perhaps, a priest. But then the deserted property where her body was discovered turns out to be a killing field full of other young blondes last seen in the company of a man with a nasty habit of superimposing their faces on pornographic drawings. Davenport begins to close in on a serial killer whose perverted hobby provides the clues Davenport needs to stop him in his bloody tracks. James Qatar isn't a priest, and he's not really an artist, but he's definitely a monster, one who's met his match in Davenport.

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.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you have never read one of the 'Prey' books, then you're in for a treat. If you have, but haven't gotten to this one yet, you need it! Sandford is a great mystery writer, and Lucas Davenport is one of my heroes! Gripping, suspenseful....whatever cliche you want to use.
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Art history professor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women.At night he would dream about them.Then one day he fantasy went too far.Now its Qatar's turn to be an obsession-of Davenport's.And for both men there's no turning back.
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There are always twists and surprises with a John Sanford book. You can't go wrong reading him.
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Good mystery.
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this is the 3rd by this author i have read - enjoyed them all - kept me reading when I should have been doing other chores. Not exactly my favorite ending, but still a very good book.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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He desires women, all women, many different types of women. He studies their beauty. He takes pictures of them to create art masterpieces. He takes the pictures one step further...digitaly enhancing them, and turning them into repulsive works of pornography. His desire for women, and his "art" is taken a little further by murder...
After his first killing he realized he liked it, and wanted more.

When the body of Julie Aronson is found, Lucas Davenport is called to the crime scene. The body has been dead eighteen months, and Davenport does not have a clue, except the photo of the girl when she was alive.

When several other women come forward to explain how they were also photographed by a man, for art purposes, only to find their photos have also been altered into filth, Davenport knows he is on the trail of a psycho.

As each killing becomes more daring, Davenport and his usual gang of coherts go head-to-head with a monster with one thing on his mind...blood.

While 'Chosen Prey' discloses the killer's identity early on, the reader is still plunged head first into a suspenseful ride, with twists and turns to keep the pages turning. As always in a 'Prey' novel, the characterization is rich, and the plot razor sharp.

John Sandford has been writing the 'Prey' series for many years, and some of the entries are good, and some are not so good, 'Chosen Prey' is one of the best; the plot races along combining page-turning action, and the emotional drama surrounding it's main characters guaranteed to keep readers up all night.

Fans of this series will not be disappointed.
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An art history professor has the hobby of photographing women secretly - but one night is obsession goes too far and there's no turning back.
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Awesome Davenport novel, as always!
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Lucas Davenport returns in the most harrowing and unexpected Prey novel yet - the story of a congenial man, and his most uncongenial obsession.
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Great thriller!
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Lucas Davenport returns in the most harrowing and unexpected Prey novel yet-the story of a congenial man, and his most uncongenial obession.
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Lucas Davenport returns in the most harrowing and unexpected Prey novel yet- the story of a congenial man, and his most uncongenial obsession...
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Lucas Davenport pursues art history professor James Quatar, who is obsessed with his photos of women. He indulges his fantasy too far and with the usual results.
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Oooh, this was a scary, fascinating book. If you can handle the gruesome violence that typifies Sanford's stories, this is a great psychological thriller.
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An art history professors hobby was taking secret photographs of women and fantasizing about them. Then one day his fantasy went too far! A tale with alot of twists and surprises!
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good suspense author
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A great Lucas Davenport book, lots of action.
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excellent read.
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#12 in the Prey series. Love this series!!!
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Author: John Sandford
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Lucas Davenport. You'll love it, I did. Remember to keep your window blinds drawn.
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It kept me interested and was a distraction from the cold winter.
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Art history professor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women.. At night when he was all alone he'd dream about them and indulge his fantasies. Then one day his fantasy went to far. Now it's Qatar's turn to become an obsession- Of davenport's. And for both men there's no turning back..... Brutal, unrelenting action..........
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Another Davenport success. Lucas is getting his game back and despit the serial killer and despondent cop from a neighboring area, it wasn't as dark as some of the others.
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Pretty good thriller about the search for a serial killer who doctors photographs of his intended victims to make it appear they were posing for porn shots. The resolution isn't a total shock if you've been reading between the lines.
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Definitely held my interest.
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Another great Lucas Davenport mystery.
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Good mystery.
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action and surprise. very clever plot
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Another \"Prey\" brings Lucas Davenport back! All of these Prey books are fast, page turning suspense.
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The Secret photographs of one man and how they involve a second man. A good John Sandford novel
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I like the "LUcas Davenport" books of Sandfords. Alway entertaining, lots of twist and surprises.
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top corner is cut off of cover other than that in good condition
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The story of a congenial man and his most uncongenial obsession.
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Lucas Davenport thriller fast pasted a good read
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AWESOME READ!
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A man with a hobby of taking photographs of women at night, has his fantasy take him too far. Now Lucas is obsessed with finding him.
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The database is in error. This book was written by John Sandford and the cover art is by John Blackford. There is no mention of anyone named John Camp at all, that I can find.
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I just love this writer and all of his books so far have been great reads. Can't say enough good for them.
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he desired women all kinds all shapes, all sizes,he would fix a woman and build imaginary stories around them , if you like john sanford you will enjoy.
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" An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day he took the hobby a step further and... well, one thing led to another, and he had killed her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it."
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I have read one other book in this "Davenport" series, and had the same complaint: there are a large number of characters, and the author is pretty weak in his character development. It takes a lot of chapters to feel comfortable with the main players. He seems to assume that the reader is familiar with the previous books in the series, and so does not concentrate on giving the repeating characters as much depth as he should. Some authors, such as Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch series) and Lee Child (Jack Reacher series) do a much better job in making each of their series' books stand alone.
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Up to Sandford's usual high standards. Very enjoyable.
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Art history progessor James Qatar's hobby was taking secret photographs of women. At night when he was all alone he'd dream about them and indulge his fantasies.Then one day his fantasy went too far. Now its Qatar's turn to become an obsession-of Davenport's.And for both men there's no turning back...
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This was one of his best!
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I enjoyed this mystery/thriller featuring Lucas Davenport. One of my favorite scenes was when Davenport meets the computer genius Kidd for the first time. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Mortal Prey.
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Very suspenseful and kept me fully alert until the ending. Excellent narrator on these 5 CDs. "Chosen Prey" was a fully entertaining six hour emotional adventure.
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When a spring thaw disinters the body of a young woman who's been missing for over a year, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport doesn't have much to go on except the victim's rumored connection with an unnamed man, who may be an artist and also, perhaps, a priest. But then the deserted property where her body was discovered turns out to be a killing field full of other young blondes last seen in the company of a man with a nasty habit of superimposing their faces on pornographic drawings. Davenport begins to close in on a serial killer whose perverted hobby provides the clues Davenport needs to stop him in his bloody tracks. James Qatar isn't a priest, and he's not really an artist, but he's definitely a monster, one who's met his match in Davenport.
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Excellent book worth reading
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Nice book, thriller.

When a spring thaw disinters the body of a young woman who's been missing for over a year, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport doesn't have much to go on except the victim's rumored connection with an unnamed man, who may be an artist and also, perhaps, a priest. But then the deserted property where her body was discovered turns out to be a killing field full of other young blondes last seen in the company of a man with a nasty habit. Davenport begins to close in on a serial killer whose perverted hobby provides the clues Davenport needs to stop him in his bloody tracks. James Qatar isn't a priest, and he's not really an artist, but he's definitely a monster, one who's met his match in Davenport.
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.
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still in plastic
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He desired women. All kinds, all shapes, all sizes. He would fix on a woman and build imaginary stories around her. Some of the women he knew well, others not at all. Most of them faded quickly. Only a few become objects of desire.
An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and...well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it!
Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster---and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair...
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I really enjoy all the Prey books.