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Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2)
Shadow Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 2
Author: John Sandford
A terrorist conspiracy, masterminded by a small group of Native Americans armed with obsidian knives on leather thongs, embarks on a series of ritualistic murders, offing public officials known for their record of prejudice against Indians.  A slumlord in Minneapolis, a New York politician, an Oklahoma judge -- three strangers with one thin...  more »
ISBN: 2992
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icesk8tr avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 363 more book reviews
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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.
bookluver-in-sc avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 229 more book reviews
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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.
MELNELYNN avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 669 more book reviews
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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.
webbgirl avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 4 more book reviews
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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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reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
Love Lucas Davenport and he never disappoints!
reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on
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!
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 1288 more book reviews
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.
David254 avatar reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on
Great Book
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Sandford is always great!
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The introduction & indian history of the area is facinating & has encouraged me to learn more.
reviewed Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 2) on + 23 more book reviews
Good till the end but a little confusing at times.


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