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Invisible Prey by John Sandford

Invisible Prey (edition 2008)

by John Sandford

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Title:Invisible Prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Berkley (2008), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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Two women, an elderly heiress and her maid, are brutally bludgeoned on a dark and rainy night in a home in St. Paul's most element neighborhood. Lucas is dealing at the moment with a very politically sensitive investigation of a local politician who may have had just a bit too much to do with the minor daughter of his current paramour. But the old woman's murder, especially because of it's brutality, carries some poltical weight too, so Lucas looks in on the scene. The two disparate investigations - a sex scandal and a double murder - ultimately become involved

Sanford identifies the killers early to the reader and then plays very adroitly with us as Davenport attempts to discover who they are. John Sanford plays the mystery and the reader along beautifully. As the last hundred of pages or so rush by, Davenport starts closing in, though it isn't until close to the end that we're sure the killers will be found before Davenport himself becomes a victim. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
not the best John Sandford ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
Vintage police thriller featuring Lucas Davenport untangling a series of unsolved murders committed by some really unlikely felons. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Apr 3, 2015 |
The latest novel from bestselling author Sandford features the return of Lucas Davenport in this brilliantly suspenseful, richly characterized, and exciting drama that is one of the most startling in the Prey series yet. ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
I consider John Sanford's Prey series light entertainment. The story and characters are not as harsh and deep as I normally like (think Chandler, Spillane, Thompson), but there's nothing wrong with being entertained without the depth of the social and human conditions. This is why I gave the book 4 stars. ( )
  phillipfrey | Nov 5, 2013 |
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Sometimes you don't see it coming, until it's too late.

In a wealthy Minneapolis neighborhood, two elderly women are bludgeoned to death. They are apparently the victims of a random robbery, though nothing of value appears to have been taken. But when Lucas Davenport looks deeper, he fears that the victims weren't so random, and the items stolen were far from Invaluable.

As a pattern emerges, it leads Lucas far from where he expected. Which is too badm because the killers are expecting him. And that's just the first surprise...
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In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random-if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to . . . certainly nothing he ever expected. Which is too bad, because the killers-and, yes, there is more than one of them-the killers are expecting him. Brilliantly suspenseful, filled with rich characterization and exciting drama, Invisible Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own.

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Investigating a seemingly open-and-shut double homicide case involving a pair of wealthy elderly women, Lucas Davenport begins to suspect that a handful of small items that were stolen from the crime scene may have had more significant values.

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