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Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21)
Buried Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 21
Author: John Sandford
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis -- the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. — In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425247891
ISBN-10: 0425247899
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21) on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book is very good but not excellent. It was a little word-y in spots and don't be confused with the flashback if you have followed any of Lucas Davenport adventures. The book flashes back to 1985 when Lucas was a young cop. It eventually catches up to present day with Lucas, Virgil Flowers and Weather.
reviewed Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21) on + 3414 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
There's nothing like Sandford's "Prey" series to get you out of the reading doldrums. In Buried Prey, Sandford is at the top of his game, featuring fan favorite Lucas Davenport. Over the years, Lucas has risen from patrol to detective, now a top investigator in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. And like every seasoned detective, one case has burdened Davenport's conscience, the abduction and assumed murder of two young girls that occurs just as Lucas is breaking out of patrol work, angling for detective. Davenport accepts his superior's resolution to the case in spite of serious reservations. Now, twenty-five years later, the bodies of the Jones sisters are discovered at a construction site and Lucas is reexamining the case that has haunted his career. How many other victims have died through his willingness to acquiesce to authority?

In an inspired plot device, Sandford reintroduces the young and ambitious Lucas Davenport ("Then"), walking him through the Jones investigation, his eagerness to advance and the political realities he has yet to appreciate. Unfortunately, lack of training and seniority hamper Lucas in a system that doesn't reward renegades. "Now" examines the consequences of Davenport's decision not to buck the system, the found bodies a grim reminder that the real killer has remained free. Balancing his personal life with the finely-honed instincts of a successful career, Lucas is not exempt from the risks in this particular investigation, nor immune to the violence that follows in the killer's wake.

Of all his characters, Lucas Davenport is the most iconic, Sandford developing his protagonist over time, his personal and professional life grist for the series.
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scottgross avatar reviewed Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21) on + 24 more book reviews
I enjoy any Sandford book, especially the Lucas Davenport ones. My wife likes them because they are set in the Twin Cities where she spent her childhood. Always entertaining with lots of excitement.
reviewed Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21) on
If you like John Sandford books,you will love this one. Lucas Davenport at his best!
LizzieD avatar reviewed Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 21) on + 29 more book reviews
Love this series - read 4 in a row and could not put them down. Lucas Davenport is one of my favorite characters.


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