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Wicked Prey by John Sandford
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Wicked Prey (2009)

by John Sandford

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Series: Lucas Davenport (19)

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Not one of Sanford's better works. Revolves around political parties. ( )
  jnechiporenio | Jan 11, 2018 |
Great strong crime story of some very bad guys and the Detectives after them ( )
  Barbaralois | Oct 9, 2017 |
The Republican Convention in Minneapolis is the perfect time for a group of brutal robbers to score big time, and they don't care at all if murder is involved. At the same time, an ex-con who blames Lucas for all of his woes is determined to get revenge by kidnapping Letty and having his way with her before murdering her. While Lucas is drawing on all of his resources to track down the robber-killers before they get away, teenager Letty is doing her best to stop the guy who wants to kill her, and she doesn't really care who gets in her way. ( )
  sleahey | Sep 20, 2017 |
In this installment of John Sandford's Lucas Davenport murder mysteries, Davenport's ward Letty plays a central role and demonstrates considerable street smarts. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Dec 4, 2016 |
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Against all odds, author Sandford meshes all three plots into a single, wham-bam tale. Yes, the tale arches way over the top. But it'll pull Sanford's legion of fans along.
 

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It is winter in the remote, dark Wisconsin woods. But the chill in the local sheriff's bones has nothing to do with the weather. The extravagance of the crime is new to him: the murdered man, woman and child; the machete-like knife through the man's head; the ashes of the fire-consumed house spread over the ice and snow. In desperation, the sheriff turns for help to the reclusive lawman he'd heard had a cabin up here, and with reluctance Davenport agrees, but it is a decision he will soon have reason to regret. For this is a kind of criminal new to him, too. As he sifts through the ashes of the case itself, other crimes, shocking to his carefully hardened shell, emerge, and it becomes clear that there is an evil in these woods, an evil at once alien to him and closer than he can imagine . . . and against which even his skills may not prevail.
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Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the #1 New York Times' bestselling author. For twenty years, John Sandford's novels have been beloved for their "ingenious plots, vivid characters, crisp dialogue and endless surprises" (The Washington Post), and nowhere are those more in evidence than in the sudden twists and shocks of Wicked Prey. The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stickup men who've spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system. All that's headache enough for Lucas Davenport - but what's about to hit him is even worse. A while back, a stray bullet put a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever since, the man has been nursing his grudge into a full head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, but it's no fun just shooting him. That wouldn't be painful enough. Not when Davenport has a pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter that Whitcomb can target instead. . . .And then there's the young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy background, roaming through a city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth. . . . Rich with his brilliant trademark suspense and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Wicked Prey is further proof that "Sandford is one of the most consistently entertaining crime writers working today." (Booklist).

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Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home when petty thief and paraplegic Randy Whitcomb targets Lucas's pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter and a young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy background roams through the city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth . . . .… (more)

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