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Chosen Prey by John Sandford

Chosen Prey (edition 2002)

by John Sandford

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Title:Chosen Prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Simon & Schuster Ltd (2002), Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:Mystery, Thriller, Lucas Davenport, TBR

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Chosen Prey by John Sandford

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A killer has some serious cleaning up to do to keep from getting caught—and Davenport's detection skills make him number one on his hit list. ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 1, 2015 |
An art history professor with a taste for fine clothes and naive but curvy Scandinavian blondes, James Quatar might be just another pretentious, over-sensitive twit with tenure. Except he's a killer. His calling card, Photoshopped erotic drawings of his victims, has finally been spotted. Now, as Davenport and company close in, Quatar attempts to clean up. And the body count rises...

Sandford paints great characters, then weaves a heck of a story around them. ( )
  SunnySD | Apr 9, 2013 |
good read. Sandford never lets you down. ( )
  magentaflake | Aug 12, 2012 |
I enjoyed this mystery/thriller featuring Lucas Davenport. One of my favorite scenes was when Davenport meets the computer genius Kidd for the first time. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Mortal Prey. ( )
  krin5292 | Apr 13, 2012 |
Terrific cop drama. ( )
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | Jul 1, 2011 |
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Een seriemoordenaar fotografeert zijn slachtoffers.
Hierna monteert hij hun gezichten in pornografische

foto's die hij van internet haalt.
For Beryl Weekley
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James Qatar dropped his feet over the edge of the bed and rubbed the back of his neck, a momentary veil of depression falling upon him.
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He desired women. All shapes, all sizes. He would fix on a woman and build imaginary stories around her. Some of the women he knew well, others not at all. Most of them faded quickly. Only a few became objects of desire.

An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and... well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.
Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take some unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster – and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair...
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When a spring thaw disinters the body of a young woman who's been missing for over a year, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport doesn't have much to go on except the victim's rumored connection with an unnamed man, who may be an artist and also, perhaps, a priest. But then the deserted property where her body was discovered turns out to be a killing field full of other young blondes last seen in the company of a man with a nasty habit of superimposing their faces on pornographic drawings. Davenport begins to close in on a serial killer whose perverted hobby provides the clues Davenport needs to stop him in his bloody tracks. James Qatar isn't a priest, and he's not really an artist, but he's definitely a monster, one who's met his match in Davenport.

Davenport is a smart, thoughtful cop whose girlfriend is pressuring him to make a commitment to parenthood and whose boss is about to lose her job in a political turnover. While the search for the killer is handled in author John Sandford's usual, crisp, procedural style, it almost seems to be a pretext for exploring the evolution of Davenport's relationship with Dr. Weather Karkinnen. This 12th adventure in the author's popular Prey series will undoubtedly rocket to the top of the bestseller list, though it's not a standout. The novel displays the solid craftsmanship and narrative drive Sandford's known for, but his hero seems a little dispirited and out of sorts. Perhaps fatherhood will give Davenport a new lease on life. In the meantime, check out Sandford's backlist featuring his other hero, Kidd (The Fool's Run, The Empress File, The Devil's Code), who has a nice little walk-on here in which he begins a romance with Davenport's partner Marcy Sherrill. --Jane Adams

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