Silken Prey by John Sandford

Silken Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

“If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels “a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, “If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”

Reviews

  • Tell the story

    3
    By Tim Williford
    Interesting story - if he would only tell it without his liberal, left wing crap. There are very few authors that know how to simply tell a story. This is why I spend hours in a bookstore trying to find fiction doesn't preach their "progressive" ideologies to me.
  • 5 stars!

    5
    By Bchurchin
    Love all the prey books and John Sandford never disappoints. Go in order and start with the first (Rules of Prey) if you want to read this one. One of the best things about these books is 'growing' with the characters and Sandford does an amazing job of giving thoughtful and solid insight to the characters' lives.
  • Silken Prey

    5
    By CaptDiet
    Sandford does it again. I've read every one of the series. This one is just excellent. Now I have to wait for another. Keep it going please! The flowers books are good too.
  • The whole "prey" series

    5
    By M142596758
    All the "Prey" series of books by Mr. Sanford are exceedingly well written. The charterers in them are human, with the main characters in the books acting with the common sense and personal integrity we all wish our public officials and employees had in real life.I only hope that Mr Sandford is drawing some inspiration for them from real people he has known.
  • Solid but not his best

    3
    By Scott in KC
    I've read every Prey novel and all of the Kidds. I had heard he planned to merge the two and this is it. A good read and an interesting new villain who reminded me of Carmel Loan. But it lacked the breakneck pace of other Prey novels. With about 50 pages left I predicted the ending. That doesn't mean it was a bad book, it just didn't satisfy me as much as most of the Prey novels did. Still a must read for any Sandford fan. Lucas continues to get better with age. Looking forward to the next installment.
  • Silken Prey

    5
    By Marshy3030
    John Sanford never misses a beat! I believe I have read everything he has written, and starting one of his books is like catching up with an old friend. My husband attended and played football at the U, and although he reads non-fiction only, he is always pleased to hear me mention a Minneapolis connection.....Thanks, Mr. Sanford! Bette Grace Cook Ormond Beach, Fl
  • Silken Prey

    2
    By 1 of 2 DZs
    I have read and liked several Sanford books. However this one was very boring, but I stayed with it expecting something interesting to happen to no avail. Like a soap opera, I could skip several pages and not miss a thing. Way to much detail.
  • Great cat and mouse novel

    5
    By Rick McJ
    It doesn't have the rough and tumble action of other Lucas novels,.. But a good political cat and mouse plot. Worth the read !
  • Meh.

    3
    By Geekoman
    First time I've read this author. I guess I'm in the minority, but I found this story to be rather dull and lacking in suspense. We're told midway through who is guilty and how the crime was committed, then it's just a matter of waiting to see how our hero solves the case. No twists or surprises, just plods through to the end. I also had a hard time with the computer geek who could hack into any database or security system in the world with no effort, and his wife, the young, crafty gal from nowhere who teaches herself to be a world-class jewel thief. Perhaps Sandford has written so many books in this series that he has exhausted the theme. I felt like I had just watched a mediocre TV crime show. Maybe other books in the series are better, but I didn't really care for any of the characters in this one. Not a terrible read, just kinda blah.
  • Silken Prey

    5
    By BBsrealestate
    The best one yet by Sandford

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