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.
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.
Great Lucas Davenport thriller!
The best 'Prey' book yet. Well-written, enjoyable to read, intelligent.
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.