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Silent Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 4)
Silent Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 4
Author: John Sandford
Murder, in hot blood and cold... madness, deep into the bone...   His guards slain, the brilliant, insane pathologist (of Eyes of Prey) flees to New York, there to continue his experiments, searching the eyes of his dying victims for what they can reveal, the mounting body count causing an uproar in the city. — In desperation, th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002240420
ISBN-10: 0002240424
Publication Date: 9/7/1992
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Silent Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 4) on + 669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
SILENT PREY is the fourth book in the "Lucas Davenport" series, and I thought it was a worthwhile read. This novel is an unofficial sequel to EYES OF PREY, and features the same serial killer villain, who breaks out of prison to terrorize New York. So my first piece of advice is to read EYES OF PREY before reading this novel.

This book is well written, but I thought there was too much plot. Not only is Davenport on the trail of a serial killer, but he's also after a group of police vigilantes known as the "Robin Hoods." The vigilante plot is convoluted and complex, and I had some problems keeping all the names and plotlines straight. The serial killer stuff is essentially a retread of what you read in EYES OF PREY -- the killer pretty much thinks and acts the same way as he did in the prior book. So there's nothing new or original here.

Sandford's a fine writer, but I thought this effort was a relative disappointment compared to some of his other Prey books.
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Be aware this is NOT a new novel, it was originally published in 1992 and has apparently been republished.
reviewed Silent Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 4) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great follow-up novel to Eyes of Prey. The series moves from the frigid Twin Cities to the gritty and muggy streets of New York. The marquis storyline is good enough to carry the lackluster subplot.
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