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Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport) (edition 1990)

by John Sandford

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Title:Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport)
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Berkley (1990), Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Collections:Kindle
Rating:**1/2
Tags:thriller, kindle, read, 2012

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Trying out a new detective series, by starting with the first book. Very enjoyable, but since it was set in the 1980s, it has funny lingo and no cell phones... but the plot is good and the writing smart. I will definitely read the next in the series and see where the story goes from here. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Jul 19, 2016 |
“The Star-Tribune had SERIAL KILLER SLAYS 3 CITIES WOMEN. The Pioneer Press was bigger and better: SERIAL KILLER STALKS TWIN CITIES WOMEN. He liked the word “stalks.” It reflected a sense of a continuing process, rather than a historical one; and work that was planned, instead of random.” (135)

Louis Vuillon is a lawyer come sadistic maddog serial killer who preys on women. Hot on his trail is police detective Lucas Davenport: brilliant, intuitive, committed. The two are engaged in a fast-paced battle of wits that only picks up speed as the novel progresses.

Sandford’s series is new to me, but I will definitely read more of these: fast moving thrillers make for great escape reads. And Lucas Davenport is a character who appeals: on the one hand, your classic bad boy – well-dressed, handsome, charming, woman-loving, Porsche-driving – but he is a fine and accomplished detective. Go get ‘em! ( )
  lit_chick | Jul 3, 2016 |
A very interesting start to the series. Gritty and quite different to most other books in this genre for some reason, unless it was the style of the narrator, Lucas Davenport is a very interesting character, look forward to reading more about him. And as for Mad Dog! ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
This is a gritty and action-packed police procedural that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is also very dated, but that kinda adds to the fun.
  bookwyrmm | Feb 11, 2016 |
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Hauser, SonjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The killer was mad, but brilliant.

He left notes with every woman he killed. Rules of murder. Never have a motive. Never follow a discernible pattern. Never carry a weapon after it has been used... So many rules to his sick, violent games of death ...

But Lucas Davenport, the cop who's out to get him, isn't playing by the rules.
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The haunting, unforgettable, ice-blooded thriller that introduced Lucas Davenport is so chilling that you're almost afraid to turn the pages and so mesmerizing you cannot stop.

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The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport--a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare--is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.… (more)

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