Rules Of Prey (Lucas Davenport #1)
Lieutenant Lucas Davenport is officially the head of the intelligence division of the Minneapolis police force, but his real job title should be Head Rat Catcher. When big cases that get media attention happen, Davenport gets called in because not...more
Rules of Prey introduces Lucas Davenport, the badass Minneapolis cop who plays by his own rules but gets the job done when no one else can. He goes head to head with a smart lawyer who is also a serial killer.
The cops flippant attitude about it annoyed me. They murdered a civilian and left his wife a widow. The cops only cared about how it looked and how the media would react to it, not that they ended a man's life because of their...more
Plot - 4/5 : catchy & simple. A serial killer (known right from the beiging) is tracked by a Police Lieutenant Lucas Davenport. A clever plot, where the killer is introduced in the very begining, and then the investigation in parallel. At one point when Lucas was enquiring in his investigation in a building, I almost said out load - He is right behind you Lietunant!
Writting - 3/5 : Simple
Hero - 4/5 : Lucas Davenport. I like this cop with a Porsch.
The fun begins as we learn that our "star" has the made-just-for-him title of Office of Spec...more
This one came recommended by a friend and it fit with my read a new author for the rest of the year kick I am on so I gave it a go.
It is book one of 30ish. A large number of books about this character, Lucas Davenport. A Minnesota cop who gets the job done even if he has to step outside the lines to do it.
This is a dated book for sure, still using VCRs (do you remember those, I do). The m...more
This isn't a perfect book, by any means. Some of the writing is clunky, and the characterization isn't anything earth-shattering, but it was very entertaining. There are some moments of genuine suspense, and the protagonist is a compelling lead.
It's not a book for the squeamish,...more
He called himself mad dog, a killer smart enough to avoid the common mistakes made by most murderers. The killings relieved his stress, but it was also a game he enjoyed playing. Lucas Davenport was a police officer and game designer with a hefty bank balance. Tough, smart and good at his job, Lucas has made some enemies on and off the job. Working parallel to Homicide on the murders, Lucas is also dealing with surprise news from his steady bed-mate, reporter Jennif...more
Lucas Davenport, along with the other main characters, is highly intelligent, highly flawed, unabashedly quirky, and relentlessly addictive.
Good news? There's 23 books in the series, so settle in and enjoy.
Bad news? You may miss some sleep.
List of books by publication date per author's website:
The Prey Series:
1. Rules of Prey (1989)
2. Shadow Prey (1990)
3. Eyes of Prey (1991)
4. Silent Prey (1992)
5. Winter Prey (19...more
Is Lucas Davenport a scumbag or a hero? This is the first in the classic 'Prey' series, and I.dont.know.
Independently wealthy, he doesn't need the job of police lieutenant, detective in the Minneapolis police department. He is also a designer of video games, a gambler and a womanizer. He is willing to marry a woman having his child, and able to drive to his other lover's bed after proposing to the first woman, telling neither about the other. He is a gun nut, and he carries unregistered...more
Lucas Davenport is one of those main ch...more
I've encountered Sandford years ago when reading "Sudden Prey" and I remember liking it really much. But only I have come back with a mission to read the whole series, and I wasn't disapp...more
The author creates a crazy killer and then leads us through a police procedural where the hero is not adverse to breaking police procedure. He isn't afr...more
Was Mark Harmon the right actor for the role? I'm not sure. He did carry off some of the characteristics portrayed in this first novel, but carried a lot of Gibbs (Harmon's character in NCIS) along with him.
As a police detective, Davenport is a bit shady; doesn't...more
Lucas Davenport is a police detective who creates computer video games in his spare time. He makes a lot of money. He drives a Porche. He dresses well. The ladies like him. His childhood friend is a psychologist nun who provides profiling information.
Louis Vullion is a serial killer attorney referred to as maddog. He kills women. He stalks, plans, attacks,...more
Problem 1: Lucas Davenport, Our Hero. Except he's not very heroic, no matter how much the author wants us to root for him. He's a little too awesome, what with being brilliant and rich and liked by everyone (including his bosses) despite his maverick ways. The women are flinging themselves at him. He wants for nothing. He's...more
Half of the story is devoted to detailing the serial killers life and killings leaving NO MYSTERY WHATSOEVER, when the reader is aware of the killers identity it only serves to make his adversary look slow. Really, taking pains to avoid leaving physical evidence does not make the serial killer overflowing with intellig...more
Those of us sceptical of government are sceptical of police, as they represent it. We are not scandalized by a fictional cop as a psychopath, as we suspect that this is common in real life. The school-yard bully, all grown up, find...more
Some of my favorite stories are about serial killers, and this one is welcome to join the collection of books and...more