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Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Shadow Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 2 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: John Sandford, Ken Howard (Narrator)
Lucas Davenport goes on a city-to-city search for a killer with a grisly m.o. -- he slashes his victims' throats with an Indian ceremonial knife. 2 cassettes, 3 hrs., abridged.  Ken Howard, narrator.
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ISBN-13: 9781578150540
ISBN-10: 157815054X
Publication Date: 11/1997
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Media Books Audio Publishing
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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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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Another Prey book by Sandford. As good as any of the stories.
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Second book in John Sandford's "Prey" series featuring detective Lucas Davenport.
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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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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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original case, never been opened.
performed by Ken Howard
2 cassettes, approx-3 hours
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a great detective story

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