Twisted Prey

Twisted Prey

Book - 2018
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Federal marshal Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis in U.S. senator Taryn Grant, a rich psychopath who he has resolved to bring to justice for her role in three murders that he cannot prove, a situation that is further complicated by her new position on the Senate intelligence committee.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735217355
0735217351
Branch Call Number: F SANDFORD
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 24 cm.

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In the 28th installment of John Sandford's Prey series, Lucas Davenport is pitted against an old nemesis. Fans of Sandford's might remember Taryn Grant from Silken Prey as one of the few nemeses of Davenport's to get away. One staff member particularly enjoyed this novel because she found the con... Read More »


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DM_kcls
Apr 11, 2019

'Twisted Prey' is vintage Lucas Davenport: wry, dry and always thinking. It's fun to meet Bob and Rae again and there was a too, too short appearance by Virgil F. Flowers. The plot was everything we all think about Washington D.C.: plots, avarice, selfishness and, above all, ladder climbing over anyone in the way.

5 stars, solid A for a fast yet engrossing read.

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Bookworm1562
Feb 09, 2019

Enjoyable. This read more like a Jake Ryan novel. I like the change of scenery to Washington D.C.

a return to form for sandford. but.....where are the dogs? ( I think I found an implausible plot point)....Sandford makes conspiracy seem like fun (general, overall comment about this author)

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McAnnieG
Jul 25, 2018

Fast-paced, action-packed and Virgil Flowers visits for some levity. John Sandford at his best!

As a US Marshall Lucas Davenport's political connections have him assigned to an unorthodox caseload. Rae Givens and Bob Matees are thrilled to join Lucas to prove the fatal car accident involving Senator Porter Smalls was attempted murder by Smalls rival Taryn Grant.

Black ops, military contracts, FBI and CIA & State Police all cross the Marshalls' paths as the target shifts to Lucas. Nice to see Taryn finally get what she deserves from book 20!

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jazpur
Jul 01, 2018

As anticipated.Always enjoy the throw-away comments. They'd all translate to a TV series. NCIS genre.

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kutweety
Jun 26, 2018

Surprised book received such high marks. I like to read plots that I can unravel with the writer. Was bored since I already knew who, when, where, alas, I will not pick up another by this author.

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kutweety
Jun 25, 2018

Not sure why so popular. I like to figure out who done its, myself as I read. Last time I pick up another one from this author.

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USAF1969
May 20, 2018

I like all of John Sandford's books. TWISTED PREY is his latest in the "Prey" series starring Lucas Davenport, and one of his best among so many great ones. Davenport, now a US Marshall (in case you have gotten lost among his many job shifts), finds himself embroiled in the rivalry between both US Senators from Minnesota with far reaching implications. Most of this story takes place centered in the Washington DC area, except for a brief interlude when the bad guys make a run at Davenport's wife, Weather. The plot line is awesome and well developed. The bad guys are easily identified from the beginning, which is skillfully done and doesn't distract from the story line at all. The book is a great crime read, but also surfaces the underlying national issue of power grabbing in DC, and a corresponding lack of ethical standards among those in office who seek even great power and wealth at the expense of solving the real problems our country faces. Great read. Enjoy it!

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emerge
May 11, 2018

This is one of those series that is kind of a sure thing. You may have favourites among the 28 books but if you like one, you'll enjoy them all.

In this outing Lucas Davenport runs up against an old foe while investigating the politically charged assassination attempt of a senator. Politics, secret military contracts & backroom deals...you guessed it. We're in Washington D.C. & the swamp is alive & well.

Luca again gets assistance from Bob & Rae, 2 characters I really enjoyed in the previous book & even that freakin' Flowers does a walk on. Sandford is a master storyteller & keeps you turning the pages with a tightly spun plot & expert pacing. As usual, a quick & entertaining read.

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7626dee
May 08, 2018

I liked Lucas better in his role as a local cop but this plot shows promise for his further development. You would think a investigator taking on a very old and nasty protagonist would remember that you have to protect family or get out of this sort of business but I'll let the author have a bit of license.

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