Secret Prey

Secret Prey

Book - 1998
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Lucas Davenport returns -- in the most harrowing Prey of all.Everybody has his secrets. But some of them will get you killed. John Sandford has long been praised as one of the most gifted thriller writers at work in this country or any other (Richmond-Times Dispatch) -- but this time he surpasses himself.The company chairman lay on the cold ground of the woods, his eyes unseeing, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a rifle bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with his or her own complicated agenda, each with a reason not to be sorrowful about the man's death. If he read it in a book, Lucas Davenport thought, it would seem like one of those classic murder mysteries, the kind where the detective gathers everyone together at the end and solves the case with a little speech.But it wasn't going to be that easy, he knew. There were currents running through this group, hints and whispers of something much greater than the murder of a single man. He had felt this way not long before, sensed the curling of an indefinable evil, and not only had it nearly gotten him killed, it had lost him his fiancee, who'd never been able to recover from the violence of the encounter. Sometime soon, unless he could stop it, there would be another death, and then still another, and Davenport couldn't help but wonder if maybe this time, the final death might not be his own....John Sandford has written extraordinary thrillers before, but nothing to top the startling twists and unrelenting suspense of Secret Prey.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c1998.
ISBN: 9780399143823
0399143823
Branch Call Number: SANDFORD J
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 24 cm.

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PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #9. A CEO is killed in a hunting accident with four of his executives on the scene and plenty of reasons to want him dead. Davenport has a feeling it isn't going to be as simple as finding a single killer.

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7626dee
Apr 19, 2016

I really like a cop who is independently wealthy, doesn't have to worry about the rules very much and can get away with shacking up with a fellow detective. Only one problem, how could he have ever become a deputy chief in the first place given his track record-oh wait he saves the taxpayers bags of money by blowing the bad guys away. In this crime scene he definitely should have shot the crazy lady a bit higher and saved society the expense of supporting her any further..

nfentonn Nov 07, 2014

another excellent "Prey" story

jfztp Dec 08, 2013

I'd like to be able to access this via my kindle paperwhite.

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rahmmie
Aug 19, 2012

I think so far of all the books by Sandford that I have read, this is the best one. The plot is great, lots of twists and a believable villain. The Lucas Davenport character surrounded by the supporting cast strikes again

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