The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.
"Sandford's track record as a best-selling author is amazing, but it's not an accident," wrote Booklist of 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, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.
Did she see enough? Can she identify them? Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness...
I enjoyed the book, and it included all the normal characters but at the end I was a bit surprised by the lack of actual progress they made with the investigation, it was as if Lucas just ran around while the criminals did all the work for him
After the last few books where others have seemed to be the focus, it's good to get Lucas back
Not Up to Past Davenport Stories
I have listened to or read most if now all of the Davenport stories and liked them all. This one, while still an OK listen, was not up to the quality of the others. Not much, if any, brilliant police work, and way too many brutal killings. Maybe that plays to today's market, but it was disappointing for me.