Night Prey (Lucas Davenport #6)
A Minnesota state investigator named Meagan Connell has picked up on Koop’s pattern. Since ...more
Since Koop has operated over a large geographic area, no one has tumbled to the fact that a serial killer is at work. Finally a somewhat abrasive feminist Minnesota State Investi ...more
Lucas Davenport is on the police force once again, having been appointed Deputy Chief by Rose Marie Roux, the new police Chief in Minneapolis. Weather Karkinnen, the surgeon he met in the last book, is more than a girlfriend to him at this point, but as usual, Davenport is h ...more
Night Prey is book nr 6 and we find Lucas returned to the fold of the Minneapolis Police department as deputy chief. Before returning, Lucas had been on hiatus, focusing more on his computer simulations business and al ...more
Nighthawks...their wing-flashes like the silver bars on new first-lieutenants
...petunias spread across their beds like Mennonite quilts
Hate burne ...more
Lucas is assigned to a murder and Connell, another investigator, is assigned as his partner. Connell is obsessed with the idea that a serial killer is at work killing women in different jurisdictions so as to create a jurisdictional vacuum—nobody will put the dead bo ...more
In this one Davenport is teamed up with Megan Connell who is convinced that the killer is responsible for many murders of woman over the years throughout the Midwest. Connell is also dying of cancer and is determined to get the killer before she dies.
As in most Sandford novels, we know who the killer is. Koop is s former prison guard turned cat burglar who has a thing about slicing up his victims. He is also now infatuated with Sara Jense ...more
As usual, Davenport is called on to catch a killer, but this killer is much better developed than several previous ones in the series, and Sandford's attempts to let readers see things through his eyes were more successful than in earlier entries.
Gotta give Sandford credit for this twist: a detective who’s fired, goes off to build his successful gaming company, and comes back to work. Most people would think (including me) that Davenport would be happy enough creating his games and being a millionaire, but Sandford provides a credible reason --- and one that I s ...more
the night was warm, the twilight inviting: middle-aged couples in pastel shirts, holding hands, strolled the old cracked sidewalks along the mississip ...more
Lucas Davenport series - Charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, he's given the ...more
It was a very cold, very clear morning in the Carlos Avery game reserve - cold enough to preserve the body lying there, clear enough so the state investigator couldn't miss it. There was something familiar about the stab wounds, she thought - but the Minneapolis police dismissed her theories, and the city's new police chief has problems enough of her own. The cops are wary of her, the public thinks she's too political, the feminists think she's sold out. And this damn murder just won't g
As with all the other prey novels I've read, this one snaps it's fingers and gyrates along like young John Travolta on the dance floor, but i find myself looking at the clock or skimming along a bit at the inner office politics and whenever Lucas and Weather are talking. I'm starting to see these books in my head as a TV cop show...and a lame one at that. Let's see I only have u ...more
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Like the others that I liked, it had a better killer, better story. The words painted a better picture. I liked the introduction of a couple new characters. He could have explained what happened to Chief Daniel in greater detail. With the history between he and Davenport, one would think it would get more of a mention, especially with Davenports knowledge of Daniel and one of the previous victims.
Again, it was one of the better one ...more
This one I liked a lot! the capture of the bad guy was such a surprise and shock that I had to read that sections a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly. I look forward to these earlier books and hope they are close to this one in keeping me wr ...more
As much as i can remember the adventures of lucas davenport #1 - 5, they were quite thrilling read but i did not quite like the character of the hero. Besides he has too much money to be true. I liked my hero to be like Jack Reacher until Tom Cruise spoils it for the rest of us. But that is neither ...more
This could be a favorite of mine in the series so far.
There's so much happening in this book: Davenport is back in the game as Deputy Chief of Police, but the game has changed in two years since he was out, he is saddled with a parner, a dying woman who uncovered a serial killer no one knew about as well as seemingly inadequate cop with family connections, he is living with Weather but his eye (if not his dick) is wandering towards an attractive reporter, there's a little locked room my ...more
From Publishers Weekly: In this sixth entry in his Prey series, streetwise Minneapolis deputy police chief Lucas Davenport is beleaguered by perplexing females. Charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, the ambitious police chief who has her eye on a Senate seat, he's given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex-crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women. Davenport's unwelcome colleague in this case is feminist Meagan Connell, an ...more
This is on fast-paced book, starting with a cat burglar, Koop, falling in love with the victim who was sleeping while he is robbing her apartment and continuing with the obsession that envelops him and leads him to kill other women. Add to that a cop that is about to die from cancer and has a visceral need to find the killer and leads her to work with Lucas Davenport in the case, and you h ...more
I ate lunch at Alfie's pizzeria, and had a slice of "grandma"pizza along with a Snapple iced tea. A "grandma" slice is basically a thin crust Sicilian pizza with short-cooked marinara sauce which is chunkier than the sauce on the regular pizzas. Then it is topped with mozzarella cheese. And the herb on top is oregano or basil. It all depends ...more
As part of his new job, Lucas cleans up potential political messes. A state cop, Megan Connell, is stirring up one of these messes. Megan is an angry female cop with a huge chip on her shoulder. Lucas is asked to look into Megan's ...more