Phantom Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 18 Author:John Sandford A widow comes home to her large house in a wealthy, exclusive suburb to find blood everywhere, no body - and her college aged daughter missing. She's always known that her daughter ran with a bad bunch. What did she call them -- Goths? Freaks is more like it, running around with all that makeup and black clothing, listening to that awful mus... more »ic, so attracted to death. And now this.
But the police can't find the girl, alive or dead, and when a second Goth is found slashed to death in Minneapolis, the widow truly panics. There's someone she knows, a surgeon named Weather Davenport, whose husband is a big deal with the police, and she implores Weather to get him directly involved. Lucas begins to investigate only reluctantly -- but then when a third Goth is slashed in what is now looking like a Jack-the-Ripper series of killings, he starts working it hard. The clues don't seem to add up, though. And then there's the young Goth who keeps appearing and disappearing: Who is she? Where does she come from and, more important, where does she vanish to? And why does Lucas keep getting the sneaking suspicion that there is something else going on here... something very, very bad indeed?« less
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JoAnne U. reviewed Phantom Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 18) on
Helpful Score: 3
5 star This book was as great as the 17 before it. I really like John Sanford and "Lucas Davenport" along with the others in the storys. All 18 in the series have held my interest, sometime enough to cost me sleep. Very good.
A great Prey book. I would recommend starting with the first Prey if you are new to Sandford. I thoroughly enjoy the character and relationship development in the Prey series besides the great mystery. I have no idea how come the paperbackswap book description includes details on CDs. This is a paperback edition.
I don't remember where I got this book. I just found it on my bookshelf and figured I would try it. I was not disappointed. It is one book in a long series that you don't have to have read the others to keep up with. I've not read John Sandford's "Prey" series before, but I think I will have to add those on my books to read. It is about a detective named Lucas Davenport who is attempting to solve a strange series of murders in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The one, no two things I disliked about this were the high numbers of characters, and the intertwining of 2 completely different plots. I really dislike reading books with high numbers of characters because I have problems keeping them all straight after a while. Also, Sandford's detective Davenport is working on two different crimes, and the story flip-flops back and forth, adding to the list of characters to keep straight. Other than that, I found this book enormously entertaining and a very quick read.