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Preview — Storm Prey by John Sandford
Storm Prey (Lucas Davenport #20)
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Read by Richard Ferrone
The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
When a group of bikers rob a Minneapolis hospital pharmacy for a fortune in drugs, it seems like the perfect plan. Except that they manage to kill a hospital employee in the p ...more
Lucas is incredibly intelligent, shrewd and will kill you if he needs to. He used to go up against some intelligent, shrewd killers in previous books but the last few have been disappointing. He's having to go against some of the dumbest damn people ever. There's no mystery or challeng ...more
Lucas had gotten kind of stagnant since he's settled down with Weather. I liked him better single, though I see where him being married with kids adds another layer to his character. Howeve ...more
A non-too-smart Lebanese ER physician at Weather's hospital is abusing drugs and is out of money. He persuades some bungling low-level crooks to steal about a half million dollars worth of drugs from the hospital pharmacy. They do so, b ...more
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From my personal library (read in Sony Reader format) Rating: 4 - Really liked this
Storm Prey is number twenty in John Sanford's Prey series. Rules of Prey, published in 1989, is the first book in the series. It introduced our hero Lucas Davenport, a Minneapolis cop. Davenport is my favorite character in the mystery genre. He's intelligent, funny, sexy, fearless and perfectly smooth. Davenport is a man of appetites.
Unfortunately this book never made it up to par with the titles in the earlier series, but that's been the case since Davenport lost some of his his appeal by getting married, having kids, etc. And the characters just aren't as intriguing as some of the criminals of pa ...more
BUT, this book just did not grab me like the others. The characters were very weak.
The book beings with a robbery gone wrong at a hospital pharmacy where one of the culprits is lost and a hospital employee is killed. The only witness to the crime is Weather, Lucas' wife who is a doctor at the hospitals.
What ensues after this is a manhu ...more
I couldn't even find anything to like about the characters. Yes, I understand Lucas Davenport is a hero, but really....Why couldn't he figure out that if his wife could describe the villains she saw, they could also identify her and come after her? What kind of "smart" guy is this?
And that was just one of the things that put me off so much I finally said: Enough! ...more
Happy Monday to everybody. The week before Memorial Day is upon us and we have an awesome lineup this week. He it is in a nutshell:
Today- Storm Prey
Tuesday- Lee Child -61 Hours
Wednesday- Mark Greaney Guest Post –Author of The Gray Man
Thursday- Richard Thomas- Transubstantiate
Friday-Graphic Novel –Supreme-The Story of the Year
Saturday- Jack Coughlin- Clean Kill- A Marine Sniper Novel
Sunday-Richard Marcinko/Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko
Monday Memorial Day- Guest Post by Bob Hamer former U.S. Mari ...more
It is a very cold winter in Minneapolis. Early one morning three men enter a hospital pharmacy, tie up two pharmacy workers and steal a bucket load of drugs. However during the robbery one of the workers is inadvertently injured, seriously it turns out. When the job is done and the men exit the parking lot, they suddenly run into a surgeon arriving early for a complex medical procedure. For a few brief seconds their eyes meet, but each of them is so entire ...more
The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. "Sandford's track record as a best0selling author is amazing, but it's not an accident," wrote Booklistof Wicked Prey. "His plotting is sharp, his villains are extraordinarily layered, and his good guys are always evolving. And this time, there's a storm brewing...Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands,
Early Prey books are much better.
I really like the books that weave bits of Lucas Davenport's "normal" life into the plot. If the plots only focused on the myriad ways people can screw up/do damage to each other, a smart-ass investigator like Davenport would become tiresome. There's only so much good-natured poking at each other and dramatic tension and shooting b ...more