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Please un-marshall Lucas
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
I have all of Sandford's books...in hardcover. I re-read them, too. But I have to say that this is the worst Prey novel of the entire series, and I was terribly disappointed. Lucas's transition to the U.S. Marshalls was an awful mistake. It took us away from beloved, well-developed, secondary characters. It removed Lucas from the setting he knows best. It took the reader out of the comfort zone of clever plotting, quirky characterization, cop humor, occasional violence...all the things we like most about the series are now missing. A good portion of this book was so uninteresting that, instead of reading it in one sitting as I always used to do, it took me weeks to finish. It couldn't hold my interest. Bob and Rae are no substitutes for Del, Virgil, Weather, Letty, and the rest of the old team, although they make token appearances. Lucas isn't a whole lot like his usual self, and I wish that he could return in some capacity to law enforcement in the Twin Cities, because he's lost in the Marshalls' unit and I don't want to be lost, too.