Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now more powerful than ever as a U.S. senator, in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Prey seriesLucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted shed fit right in. He was also convinced that shed been responsible for three murders, though hed never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, hes heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts shes made from it, to be veryuseful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end....
|Title||:||Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28)|
|Number of Pages||:||387 pages|
|Url Type||:||Home » Twisted » Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28)|
Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28) Reviews
Well executed plot in an action-packed thriller based in Washington DC, Virginia and West Virginia.
Bob and Rae make a return, as well as the much-despised Taryn Grant, Minnesota Senator.
This one would make a perfect movie.
US senator Porter Smalls was well-liked in Minnesota, but he was defeated in a run to retain his office by Taryn Grant. She had run a vicious smear campaign against him which resulted in three murders, but there is not enough evidence to convict her. Two years later, Smalls ran again and was elected. Grant secured a seat in the Senate Intelligence Committee and is not averse to doing whatever she could to get her way and has the personal funds to buy anything she wants..
While they were on a we ...more
I think John Sandford has outdone himself with this book. Where he shines is in getting the details exactly right. Lots of dry humor here, especially when it comes to DC and politics.
There’s a wonderful sense of tension throughout. Even though Davenport knows who’s behind the foul play, that doesn’t mean he can prove it for a court of law. Watching him put the pieces of the puzzle together kept me riveted. You can see the ending coming, but it was the perfect ending.
I have to give Sandford cre ...more
Twisted Prey is a perfunctory and disposable entry into John Sandford’s usually stellar Lucas Davenport mystery series. Consider it the foil-lined wrapper your takeout hamburger comes in. Or better yet, imagine you have just driven your hungry self to the nearest Shake Shack (it’s easy if you try) and ordered a double Shack Stack and a large black and white shake. You unwrap your burger only to dismay at finding inside just another wrapper! You wanted a Shack Stack, not some throwaway paper. Dis ...more
John Sanford is the best writer around today. He has been one of my favorite authors since the very first Prey novel I read. I can sincerely say that his writing just gets better and better every year. I loved this book and I especially loved the ending. I don't know if I can wait another year for his next book to come out.
Competent, by-the-numbers read; but dry and not overly compelling. Davenport just isn't fun anymore, and I find I much prefer the Virgil Flowers books these days. The ending was anticlimactic and unsatisfactory. Maybe it's time to wrap this series up...
Lucas Davenport always get his man.... well, what if he is no longer in the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension? What if he is not in Minnesota, but Washington DC? What if he is not after a man, but a woman? Fast paced, interesting, with a touch of elegant clothes.
It's a toss-up if I love Lucas Davenport or Virgil Flowers the most. But -- in this book, Lucas was outstanding. He is wonderful as a Marshal and this case was just fascinating. There were SO MANY bad guys, but all directed in some way by the worst guy of all -- an old enemy of Lucas. He gets help from fellow-marshals Bob and Rae and together, they meet all the many challenges thrown at them. John Sandford has such a way with words -- so clever, so funny, so insightful. I would not miss one of h ...more