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Secret Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 9)
Secret Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 9
Author: John Sandford
The company chairman lay on the cold ground of the woods, his eyes unseeing, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a rifle bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with his or her own complicated agenda, each with a reason not to be sorrowful about the man's death. If he read it in a bo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425168295
ISBN-10: 0425168298
Publication Date: 6/1/1999
Pages: 400
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Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Great Davenport novel about 5 executives out hunting when one ends up dead. Everyone has a motive but then another dies and Davenport has to figure out who dunit.
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Maybe I'm not the best one to review this series, haven't read one yet that I don't love - this is no exception. Maybe I didn't hold my breath at the end on this one but it had a funny ending - not typical but fun. Very easy read.
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Great Lucas Davenport thriller!
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The best 'Prey' book yet. Well-written, enjoyable to read, intelligent.
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Lucas Davenport Series Book #9

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 Bankcould 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.
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First (and only) book I have read in the "Prey" series. It was "okay". Author seems to assume you have read previous books in the series, and mentions past happenings that you figure have occurred in other novels. The problem is, he mentions them as though you already KNOW about them, so his detail around them is too thin to seamlessly integrate them into the present story. Other authors do a better job at this, in their series books, where each can stand on its own.

This book had so many characters it was hard to keep track of them, and his character development is only Fair. When he brings back a set of characters toward the end of the book to bring the story to the finale, I was left wondering "who were these people and when did they occur in THIS story?"
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I have enjoyed each of the books in this series. It is hard to put them down so if you read them at bedtime you might be up all night.
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I am loving ALL of the Prey series and Secret Prey does not disappoint! Chief Lucas Davenport is on the hunt for a serial killer that is killing, of all things, bank executives. Just when Lucas thinks he's honed in on the guilty party, the unthinkable happens and he has to start from square one. This killer will stop at nothing to achieve the ultimate goal, even if it means killing innocent bystanders along with the targets.

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