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Storm Prey by John Sandford

Storm Prey

by John Sandford

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Series: Lucas Davenport (20)

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The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. "Sandford's track record as a best0selling author is amazing, but it's not an accident," wrote Booklistof Wicked Prey. "His plotting is sharp, his villains are extraordinarily layered, and his good guys are always evolving. And this time, there's a storm brewing...Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
Before you ask, I skipped books 1-19. My friend, who I have know for years and never knew her to do much straight pleasure reading, if you don’t know what I mean, she would read books on child rearing, her children has disabilities, so she has books on dealing with that, books to help with her job etc. Recently she bought an iPad, then she discovered iBooks. Then our conversations became littered with referenced to John Sandford and a cop in Minnesota who drove a Porsche and had a daughter and a wife. I decided I needed to read one (or two) of these books to see what the fuss was all about. So I headed to the library, not a lot of ebooks to borrow for this series. This and the other one I’m going to review were all that was available.

The story starts with the robbery of a hospital pharmacy, as so often happens, things go wrong and one of the robbers kills one of the workers. As they are leaving the hospital they are spotted by Weather Karkinnen, the wife of Lucas Davenport. Things go from bad to worse for the robbers and as this makes things get much more interesting for the reader. Lucas calls in his “pack” to protect Weather, the robbers hire a (psycho)killer to go after her, there is a doctor working with the robbers feeding them information. Did I mention the killer is psycho?

There are multiple story lines, the search for the robbers conducted by the police and aided by Lucas and his investigators, the robbers actions to cover their tracks and eliminate those who are ‘weak links’, the doctor and his cocaine addiction that lead to the robbery, a delicate operation to separate twins joined at the head, and Lucas actions to protect his wife. Through all this the reader knows all, we walk along with the robbers, with the doctor and with Lucas. At times I was wondering, Lucas has to find this out! How is he going to do that?

Since I read true crime there were times when I said, “That’s not how that works!” But then, things could be different in Minnesota. This was a fast paced story, the action went at a good pace, not breathless but not plodding. For Lucas being referred to as a ‘killer’ I didn’t see much evidence of that, there were not any wild west shoot-outs. There were some references to past events, but having not read any of the previous books I was able to follow along the story, if anything the past remarks made me want to go back and read some of the old one. If I had the time and didn’t have a mountain of books to read already.

An enjoyable book that I would recommend to mystery/detective story fans. ( )
  BellaFoxx | Feb 14, 2015 |
This book wasn't bad for a crime thriller, but it's not really my type of book. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
Typical Lucus Davenport mystery, but entertaining Book on CD ( )
  ZachMontana | Aug 22, 2014 |
Well...a mixed reaction. Although I am not surprised after having read a few of the earlier reviews. Shheesh I have to avoid doing that from now on. Anyway here is my take. I'd agree with those who are fed up with Weather (and perhaps even THE weather)She is a useless drain an anti climatic antihero. the combined arrogance of all the characters also grates upon my nerves. Lucas Davenport being the biggest of them all. Too smug, too sure, too...TOO. I'm pleased I've read most of his novels but they have become increasingly tedious. The plot of this particular story was interesting and I felt it held the attention span and was fast paced enough to keep one turning the pages. The let down, mentioned by others was the shallow depth of the villains. The were rather subhuman in intelligence and presented no real challenges. Just once it might be nice to see some loose ends or a surprise ending. I know everyone likes a happy ending, but I would not have been overly sad to see Weather or the overly slick lady's man, Virgil Flowers, get blown away just to add a little twist of wowism to an otherwise dreary plot. I know I said tat it was an interesting read and it was, it just lacked the sparkle of yore that I had been used to. Finally, Lucas Davenport the big boss, the big guy and the big mouth, does not cut it for me any longer. I need a realistic hero, one who screws up, makes mistakes and does not run around in hand stitched Italian footwear. ( )
  Phoenixangelfire | Apr 6, 2014 |
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Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport, unwittingly witnesses the robbery of the hospital pharmacy where she works. With the death of a pharmacy worker on their hands, the three thieves set out to find out who Weather is, and eliminate the only possible witness ....… (more)

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