Eyes of Prey (Lucas Davenport #3)
Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations. Now he faces something worse…Two killers. One hideously scarred. The other strikingly handsome, a master manipulator fascinated with a ...more
Note that this review may contain spoilers for books 1 and 2. This is a great series that should be read in order.
I loved Eyes of Prey even more than the last two in series! The book picks up right where Shadow Prey left off. Davenport is battling depression after the battle in his home against the last villain. He is estranged from his girlfriend (mother of his child).
A chilling type of villain in this one. Actually, a pair of villains. Maybe the ...more
After a brutal murder of a woman in her home (and seriously, I can do without anymore horrible murders perpetuated by men against women for a while now) a witness is left who saw the murderer.
Lucas is called up to help lead the investigation. The captai ...more
The mastermind's plan goes awry right from the start and the bad guys are left scra ...more
Where book #1 Rules of Prey showed great promise, and book #2 Shadow Prey opened a world of Indian suffering as well as courage, and without letting Davenport become too much of a stinking monster, this Eyes of Prey is dissatisfying on so many levels.
I wish I had stop ...more
Davenport is down in the dumps. His former girlfriend and mother of his daughter has left him. He takes out his anger on a pimp beating him to a pulp. He finally turns to an investigation to help him get out of his funk.
Lucas is investigating the killing of Dr. Michael Bekker's wife. Her face was smashed up and her eyes removed. At the same time an ...more
Need I say cozy readers will not continue past page 16?
Lucas Davenport isn't doing so well and he doesn't even know yet about the eye-taking murderers who have shown up on his patch. He's hurting over the departure of the woman and child he thoughtlessly treated like used cars. He is so down that when he gets the ...more
Plot - 4/5 : Amazing Plot development. A series of Murder in which the victims eyes are completely destroyed, sends Lucas to all corners withour any results, as the murder suspects have a very strong alibis during the time of murders. Driven into this web of chance, Lucas depends on the aide of an eye victness and the victims secret lover, the Loverboy, to get the serial killer. The main problem with it is, the Loverboy wants and remains a secret.
Writting - 4/5 : Mo ...more
I read this one to tide me over until the new Virgil Flowers (#5) becomes available at the library. And because I'm slowly working my way through the Davenport series.
I love the twists and turns all the characters took in this one. Lucas i ...more
Stephanie Bekker was brutally killed and her eyes cut out. The most viable suspect, her husband, has an airtight alibi. Her killer is a scarred emotional cold person.
A couple of days later the manager of a small theater is killed in a very similar fashion. The most ...more
No spoilers here, but the book is full of twists and turns up to the very last page. The book is of course dated because it was written a long ...more
This is the Davenport story I was looking for! Bekker is, indeed, a wicked creation, and his scenes pulled me in far more than a villain's usually does. Davenport suffers some more, and I give Sandford a lot of credit for emphasizing his here's mortality so early in the series. This book confirms that picking up the Prey series was a good thing to do.
Davenport is such an interesting character. At this point, he is 40, financially well off, respected on the force, used ...more
As I read through this one, I kept saying to myself, "OK, I know how this is going to go." Only it seldom did go as I expected. In fact, there were at least one or two plot twists that took me by surprise 100%.
As always with th...more
I don’t normally read introductions. It’s more of a hit-or-miss, if I’m in the mood kind of thing, yet I’m finding Sandford’s introductions interesting. They add an extra depth --- and horror --- to the story I’m reading. This one, in particular, is very useful for writers as Sandford talks about how the gruesome bits developed, the questions he asked himself. Do not read too much in ...more
Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations. Now he faces something worse…Two killers. One hideously scarred. The other strikingly handsome, a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death. The dark mirror of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that will bring Davenport back to life. Or push him over the edge.
At this point, I do not see what is so likeable about Mr. Davenport. Ok, he is well to do and drives a Porsche. He is sexy, I take Mr. Sandford’s word for it. But he never seems to hesitate to put other people in danger, and when that gets them killed, he doesn’t even say „Oops“. Because, you know, that’s what serial killers do, they kill people.
Some of these books may be a bit too graphic for some and, even at times, for me, but they are necessary to the plots in most of them. If you are a fan of detective noir, these are for you.