Book Reviews of Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2)

Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2)
Shadow Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 2
Author: John Sandford
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ISBN-13: 9780425208847
ISBN-10: 0425208842
Publication Date: 3/7/2006
Pages: 368
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Prey book by Sandford. As good as any of the stories.
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I have just discovered Lucas Davenport, the main character in these John Sandford books and I adore him! The crime plot is secondary to following Davenport. I lvoe his style, wits, and common sense, not to mention he's filthy rich and just works for the fun of it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book, but the lesson I learned is don't let anyone cuff ya from behind. And watch all the shadows out there.
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I enjoyed "Rules of Prey", the first entry in Mr. Sandford's long-running "Prey" series, so I happily picked up this follow-up title. This was very good, too: lots of tension, good banter between the cops, a challenging case, and some interesting fringe stuff involving Lucas Davenport's newest lady love and his other domestic challenges.

As far as cop thrillers go, there's nothing particularly earth shattering or ground breaking here, but I think that's the point: Mr. Sandford knows what a good cop thriller should be and delivers it, not worrying about throwing in gimmicky plot contrivances to set it apart from other thrillers. The entertainment comes from solid craftmanship, Sandford's eye for detail, a dozen or so engaging characters, and a good thriller story.

I also liked the shades of grey that complicate the proceedings in several areas. For example, one can't really blame the criminal antagonists here for wanting to accomplish their goals, which is to draw attention to the injustices against American Indians and exact revenge for one particular injustice. But things quickly spiral out of control when the antagonists use new violence to respond to old violence. And things are further complicated because one of the antagonists really likes doing violence, with "the cause" only being a convenient excuse to undertake it.

Like the newer edition of "Rules of Prey" that I recently read, this newer edition of "Shadow Prey" features a brief but illuminating new introduction by the author, where he discusses the challenges of coming up with a good follow up to a successful debut thriller.
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Second book in John Sandford's "Prey" series featuring detective Lucas Davenport.
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The introduction & indian history of the area is facinating & has encouraged me to learn more.
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Sandford's second book of the Prey series. I'd missed it and enjoyed it, maybe even better for knowing what comes after. He really draws good characters!
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original case, never been opened.
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2 cassettes, approx-3 hours
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Good thriller about a group of contemporary Native Americans launching a terror attack against members of the power structure who have oppressed them, opposed by a sharp Minneapolis cop.
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The second in a series is a measure of whether you want to read on. This is an outstanding suspenseful story, written by an extremely accomplished writer. After this, I say Read On!
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Love Lucas Davenport and he never disappoints!
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Good mystery.
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This is awesome, thank you.
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Great Book
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keeps things moving
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Good till the end but a little confusing at times.
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This one is a reissue of a previous release, but well worth reading the second time around.
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A slumlord butchered in Minneapolis -- A rising political star executed in Manhattan -- A judge slashed to death in Oklahoma City. What each victim has in common is the weapon -- a Native American ceremonial knife -- and a trail of blood that leads to an embodiment of primal evil known only as Shadow Love. Enlisted to find him are Lucas Davenport and New York City police officer Lily Rothenburg. -- But they needn't look for Shadow Love because Shadow Love is right behind them.
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The first 30 pages of this book are loose from the jacket, but all there. It is a wonderful suspenseful book.
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A nail biting thriller
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A slumlord butchered in Minneapolis...A rising political star executed in Manhattan...A judge slashed to death in Oklahoma City.
What each victim has in common is the weapon-a Native American ceremonial knife-and a trail of blood that leads to an embodiment of primal evil known only as Shadow Love. Enlisted to find him are Lucas Davenport and NYC police officer Lily Rothenburg.
But they needn't look far for Shadow Love. Because Shadow Love is right behind them.
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Not to sound cliche, but I couldn't put this down. I had to know how Davenport caught the evildoers and how the puzzle pieces fell into place. I think I'd go as far as to say that this is my 2nd favorite of the "Prey" series I've read, behind Winter Prey.
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The second book in the Lucas Davenport series is just as good as the first. There is more character development and you feel as though you truly understand the killers (most of them). Davenport is up to his usual tricks and I loved every mminute of it! I liked the foreword by the author as well.
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Sandford is always great!
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Like always a very well written and exciting book.
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A little slow but different in character plot overall it is good
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Another great book by John Sanford! Must read.
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I started this series in the middle somewhere and really liked it, I think it was Clara that sucked me in. While waiting for some of my other series to release the lastest I went back and started this one from the beginning. I am so glad I did not start with this one. Interesting idea about revenge but way too many people involved in the plan. The Indian concept never sat well for me and I am not sure I like Lucas as much as I thought I did. I hope Lillian comes back at some point, but other than that this was a book that I had to remember to finish.
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Page turner, very hard to put down. Keeps you on the edge of your seat! Loved it.
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This is only the 2nd book I've read from this author - I'm starting the next in series tonight and I have another on the way. This was certainly as good as the first one - couldn't put it down and wasn't disappointed with the ending. Looking forward to the whole Prey series.
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I loved this series
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It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I have enjoyed all of Sandford's "Prey" series.
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I love the Prey series of books. They have great characters and great storylines. One of my favorite authors, and favorite series.
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Another great Lucas Davenport read.
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Very Suspensful.
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A slumlord butchered in Minneapolis.A politician excuted in Manhattan.A judge slain in Oklahoma City.This time,the assassin is no ordinary serial killer...But Lieutenant Lucas Davenport is no ordinary cop.
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the pace is relentless....A classic
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The second book in the Lucas Davenport 'Prey' series is another great one by Sandford. No real mystery in this one, no twists and turns, pretty much a straight ahead police procedural. Mean bad guys with very real motives, mean good guys with very real problems. That's what Sandford does best. No disappointments here.
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Really great cop storys not like on TV.One smart hero.I really like this authers style.he still surprizes me.start at the beginning of this series it helps.I dident but im still reading
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Excellent Lucas Davenport novel - intense!
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Lucas Davenport matches wits with a serial killer who is a couple of notches above the average.
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Another winner in the Prey series. Always a wonderful escape to read John Sandford.
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it was an exciting book from start to finish.
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a great detective story
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Different cover (white)
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Detective Lucas Davenport, after yet another killer.
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"Sleek and nasty...I loved every minute of it!" -- Stephen King

"Reading Rules of Prey is like riding a scream into a nightmare...It will make you get out of bed and go downstairs to make sure you locked the front door."--Steve Sohmer, author of Favorite Son
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Lucas Davenport, "one of the best hard-case cops on the crime scene today" (The Houston Post), is back - on a felentless city-to-city search for a bizarre ritualistic killer...
"The pace is relentless... A classic!" - The Boston Globe
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A crime thriller about a brilliant serial killer pursued by a tough smart detective who isn't afraid to play by his own rules when he needs to.
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This is another great Lucas Davenport susoense novel, and the ending was SO good! It had me very nervous that something awful was going to happen to Lucas's baby girl and her mother! Very interesting references to present day Native American culture and living situations. (Since I am very ignorant about Native Americans, I found it to be a fascinating book).
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Racially motivated murders in this third book about Lucas Davenport.
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I have enojoyed all the Prey books.
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A Louis Kincaid book. Very good.
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The database is in error. The cover displayed by the PBS site is apparently from a different printing. For this printing, the background of the cover is white and the title is at the bottom of the cover, with the author's name at the top and a feather as the central art.