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Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel Book 28) Kindle Edition
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Praise for Twisted Prey
“Thoroughly entertaining...a deadly cat-and-mouse game that will keep the reader turning the pages up to the exciting climax.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“One of the best in an always-strong series. Given the current geopolitical reality, it’s timely, too, and the conclusion is a rockin’ ‘didn’t see that coming’ beauty.”—Booklist
More Praise for John Sandford and the Prey series
“It appears there is no limit to John Sandford's ability to keep new breath and blood flowing into his Lucas Davenport series. This is a series you must be reading if you are not already.”—Bookreporter.com
“If you haven't read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King
“Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever.”—The Huffington Post
“Sandford is consistently brilliant.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
About the Author
- ASIN : B0755ZNV11
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (April 24, 2018)
- Publication date : April 24, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2435 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 395 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,469 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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At first a murder brings intrigue by killing the wrong person. Then the plot thickens when Lucas is called in because the person(s) susupected of trying to kill Senator Smalls not only wanted the Senator killed, but had been suspected of murder by Lucas years before. The story builds with layer upon layer, and people hiring people, until you scarcely know where it all will stop. Who are the good guys, who are the bad guys, and who, in between, can be trusted with all the details? It's a great read. I really, really liked it.
Lucas Davenport is one of my favorite characters. Sandford surrounds him with an entertaining cast of supporting characters. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments, along with heart pounding tension.
I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but Lucas is at his best when he rides the line of legality. He's a sneaky bastard and Twisted Prey was an awesome ride.
I have been reading Sanford’s novel since the beginning of his career. I began with the Prey series featuring Lucas Davenport, which started with Rules of Prey in 1989. The 28th offering, Twisted Prey, is the subject of this review. I enjoy reading novels in paper form and in Sanford’s case, I want to help him keep food on the table, so I buy his books in hardback format. So, I have a shelf of his Prey novels that go back to Winter Prey, which appeared in 1993, and not farther because Hurricane Andrew, which left my family homeless, also destroyed my library of novels. I also enjoy Sanford’s Virgil Flowers series, which now amounts to 10 entries. Virgil and Lucas sometimes show up in one another’s novels.
Sanford’s novels are written in a really compelling way. They are well-plotted and -paced and have characters that are well-drawn, the kind that one might like to sit down with for a drink or two. Lucas Davenport is an old friend, but now that he is a US Marshal he works with a duo of other marshals known as Bob and Rae. If one is old enough, the names spark a memory of the American comedy team of Bob and Ray, popular on the radio and television over a five-decade period. So, Davenport’s sidekicks will never be Rae and Bob because of their origin, even though Rae is the more interesting character.
The plot of Twisted Prey should be of interest to any reader who likes thriller novels. This plot also brings back a character from an earlier Prey novel who did not have to answer for her crimes. She is a US Senator. Some might find it difficult to believe that any of our elected officials actually might be severely psychopathic (wink, wink), but this particular senator is so bedeviled.
Now that I have finished this novel, I am wondering if there isn’t another book out there waiting to be written, tentatively entitled “Asocial Service: The Role of Sociopathy in American Politics.” My suggestion in only partially tongue-in-cheek, so if there is an interested mental health worker out there who is stimulated creatively by my suggestion, then by all means, have at it. Before that person begins writing, however, I suggest that he or she read Twisted Prey first, as I do suggest also to anyone interested in very well-written novels of suspense.
Top reviews from other countries
At the same time the connects with his old life are not gone and the old and new relationships as strong as always