Secret prey

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, May 1, 1998 - Fiction - 392 pages
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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 murderof 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 extraordinar

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Review: Secret Prey (Lucas Davenport #9)

User Review  - Harry Lane - Goodreads

At one level, one could argue Sandford's Lucas Davenport series is standard police procedural. This installment certainly fits the mold. But like others in the series, it is different in that it's almost impossible to put it down. Read full review

Review: Secret Prey (Lucas Davenport #9)

User Review  - Travis (Home of Reading) - Goodreads

Davenport books come in two flavors, adventure/thriller style and mystery. The adventure/thriller style books we already know who the villain is and even most of their motive. In those it is more ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

John Sandford is the author of seventeen Prey novels and six other books, most recently "Dead Watch" and "Invisible Prey,