Silken Prey

Silken Prey

Book - 2013
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At 1:15 a.m, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he's waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he's breathing," and another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that's the last thing he ever knows. Lucas Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man's disappearance, then--very troublingly--to the Minneapolis police department itself, and then--most troublingly of all--to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen. No matter who gets in the way.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013
ISBN: 9780399159312
0399159312
Branch Call Number: MYS SANDF-J
Characteristics: 406 pages ; 24 cm

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PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #23

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7626dee
Aug 26, 2016

I like Sanford best when he goes after politicians and it seems Minnesota has an endless supply of really snarky ones. Kidd and Co. added nice background doing tech things and being larcenous on the side. Did this one get away, we will be seeing the nasty Sen. Grant again I betcha!

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jazpur
Apr 11, 2016

Flip, smart and very clever. Usual John Sandford with Lucas Davenport and his off-siders on the case! Dirty politics this time.

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mrhyno
Jun 01, 2015

John Sandford delivers again. It was excellent. I always love the banter between the guys, almost as much has the developing plot. Spoiler Alert! It can't be helped. I was disappointed and angry that the politician didn't get her comeuppance, but was thrilled when Lucas said that once they do it once, and get a taste of it, they would be back again. So some where down the line there will be another book about the narcissistic Taryn Grant. It should be awesome!

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rahmmie
Aug 06, 2014

Very solid work by Sandford. Not the best book but good enough to keep you entertained and reading until the end

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StarGladiator
Nov 30, 2013

Surprisingly good (after the severe disapointment with his "Phantom Prey"). Really does a nice job on the plotting this time (and it makes sense) and includes the hacker characters, Kidd & wife-the-professional-burglar to add to the story. Love the inclusion of the psychopathic politician, a little reality never hurts a novel!

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stitchkat
Oct 20, 2013

This latest Lucas Davenport novel is pretty good. The plot line is twisty, things get out of control, and not everything comes out OK. Hard to put it down!

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GAI1776
Sep 26, 2013

While I 'm a John Sandford fan, and
have read some of the Lucas Davenport Prey books, I 'm really a Virgil Flowers ("that f Flowers") fan. Can't wait for the next Virgil book, supposed to be released in Oct. Having said that, the Prey books are good reads, I just like Virgil better.

MBSL500 Jun 19, 2013

John Sandford & Lucas Davenport at their best! Devious plot and characters, suspense, plot moves along briskly, altogether a rewarding read.

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