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Buried Prey by John Sandford

Buried Prey (edition 2012)

by John Sandford

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Title:Buried Prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Berkley (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
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Buried Prey by John Sandford

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Another fine effort by John Sandford, one of my favorite writers in the genre. Great story and, unlike a few of the negative reviewers I've read, I actually liked the flashback to the earlier crime investigation. I thought the dialogue was great and believable as always, and Lucas Davenport remains one of the best characters in this type of fiction.

If you've liked other 'Prey' novels, you should enjoy this one as well. I did have a little problem with how the ending took place, but I'd rather not spoil it for others. All-in-all, another great job by one of the most consistent authors out there, John Sandford. ( )
  gmmartz | Jun 21, 2016 |
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?

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. This novel is a skilled blend of personalities and circumstances, pitting the mind of a serial killer against the determination of a dedicated career detective. Once the chase is on and Davenport scents the killer, it's only a matter of time. As fans of this series know, getting there is the best part, from the outrageous crime to the final confrontation, a cold-blooded killer matching wits with a BCA agent who needs to close a painful period in his history and grieve a heartbreaking loss. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Honest detective story good characters, good plot, good style. ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
Really good read, full of action and suspense! It starts out when two girls bodies are found and the detective, Lucas Davenport, flashes back to their disappearance. Half of the book is about the flashback to 1985, and the other half is about clearing the case in present time. Quite a thriller! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author. "One of the best," said Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp dialogue, a tautly controlled pace and enough homicides for a miniseries. What more could fans want?" A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
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Most interesting for its long look at the young Lucas, who’s considerably more humorous, profane and loosely wrapped than the peerless agent of Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension he becomes.
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The first machines on the site were the wreckers, like steel dinosaurs, plucking and pulling at the houses with jaws that ripped off chimneys, shingles, dormers, and eaves, clapboard and brick and stone and masonry, beams and stairs and balconies and joists, headers and doorjambs.
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For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Lucas Davenport. Today, two bodies have been found. Today, he returns to a crime - and a nightmare - darker than any before.
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Back in 1985, two girls disappeared, and fledgling cop Lucas Davenport couldn't get over it, even when his boss declared the case closed. Now a house has been torn down, the bodies of two girls wrapped in plastic have been found, and Davenport is back on the case.… (more)

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