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Sudden Prey by John Sandford
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Sudden Prey (original 1996; edition 1997)

by John Sandford

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After a woman bank robber is shot by a police team in Minneapolis, her husband and her friends proceed to revenge themselves by killing the team's families. A race against time as officer Lucas Davenport tries to catch them before his loved ones die.
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Title:Sudden Prey
Authors:John Sandford
Info:Berkley (1997), Kindle Edition, 404 pages
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I like the books in the "Prey" series. Always well written with good character development and story lines ( )
  babs605 | Jun 3, 2018 |
Sudden Prey opens with a shootout outside of a bank between Lucas Davenport’s detective squad and the sister and wife of one Dick LaChaise. The police are cleared because the women had cold-bloodedly murdered a bystander before the attempted escape. The LaChaise family, however, are not turn-the-other-cheek people. With the help of two equally demented friends, Dick LaChaise sets about his revenge. They are crazy but not stupid and do not go down cleanly or easily. Once you accept the fact that the Minnesota Twin Cities has more serial killers than New York and L.A. combined, this is a very entertaining series. ( )
  JohnWCuluris | Jun 23, 2016 |
This book is apparently part of a series featuring Minneapolis police detective Lucas Davenport, of which it is installment number 8. This I did not realise when I started reading it (having bought it 8 years ago in 2008 for 50 hard earned cents); I can say the storyline and character development does not at all suffer from jumping in at number 8. Whilst I'm sure the additional background would paint a more vivid picture everything was still there for people like me who randomly start in the middle.

The story starts off with bank (credit union) robbery then the plot builds momentum with a follow up prison break and a seemingly unbalanced brother who decides to take revenge on the police who killed his sister & partner.

Was a hard one to put down, the writing left you always wanting to read just a bit more to see what happens and where things are going.

Would recommend. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 1, 2016 |
This was a Lucas Davenport novel
Two bank robbing women are killed and the brother of one also happens to be the husband of the other is out to avenge the Police and their families.
Action packed book Dick Lachaise is the baddie out for revenge he is being helped by a dodgy cop called Andy Stadic.

This book dragged on a bit and was a bit silly. ( )
  Daftboy1 | May 11, 2015 |
Revenge is the engine which powers this entry in John Sandford's Prey series starring superslick Minnesota cop Lucas Davenport. When a dangerous female bank robber is killed in a shootout, her even more dangerous husband escapes from prison and begins a campaign of retribution against the families of Davenport and his team. ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
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LUCAS DAVENPORT KNOWS WHY PEOPLE KILL.

Some do it for thrills. Some do it for profit. Some do it because they must. But when his team guns down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest, simplest criminal motivation: revenge.
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