Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now a powerful U.S. senator, in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling new novel in the Prey series.
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.
A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.
He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.
But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Liberally seasoned with dangerously charismatic politicians and their appalling scandals, this pacy thriller reads a little like a searing snapshot of Washington, D.C. Lucas Davenport—now a federal marshal—grapples with an old and impossibly ruthless nemesis, who happens to be a U.S. senator. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Sandford examines the machinations of national intelligence agencies with engrossing, economic prose and pulls no punches in his portrayal of the dirty links between money, power, and politics.
At the start of bestseller Sandford's thoroughly entertaining 28th novel featuring Lucas Davenport (after 2017's Golden Prey), political consultant Cecily Whitehead is driving Porter Smalls, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, back to Washington, D.C., from his cabin in West Virginia when a pickup truck plows into their vehicle, knocking it off the road down a steep hill. Smalls suffers only a bloody nose, but Whitehead dies. Smalls believes this was an assassination attempt organized by Sen. Taryn Grant, who used a shady operative to plant child pornography on his computer in their senate race two years earlier, which Grant narrowly won. Convinced that she views him as an obstacle to her planned run for the presidency, Smalls asks his friend Davenport, now a U.S. marshal, for help. Davenport, who's certain that Grant has committed three murders but doesn't have the proof, is only too happy to get another crack at her. Davenport and Grant, aided by their respective allies, engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game that will keep the reader turning the pages up to the exciting climax. This long-running series shows no sign of losing steam.)
His books/ characters continue to be outstanding and a great read.
Very good book, but they all are