Lucas Davenport investigates a vitriolic blog that seems to be targeting the children of U.S. politicians in the latest thriller by #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.
The daughter of a U.S. Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures . . . of the children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of radical groups.
It's obviously alarming--is there an unstable extremist tracking the loved ones of powerful politicians with deadly intent? But when the FBI is called in, there isn't much the feds can do. The anonymous photographer can't be pinned down to one location or IP address, and more importantly, at least to the paper-processing bureaucrats, no crime has actually been committed. With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport.
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Not His Best Work, but Entertaining
First, let me say that I really enjoy the audio reader for this series. This novel was a little too political this time around. Normally there is a nice balance. There are so many alternative possibilities with Davenport being a U.S. Marshall. Why bring in the “Left” or the “Right”? Otherwise I enjoyed it.
I wait eagerly for each Sanford book. . He has a monumental talent that has delighted me for decades.
In my opinion this is not to his usual standard. The book is just a jumble of scenes and stilted dialogues and leaps of faith.
And in the end he hunts down and murders the “bad guy.” Davenport is portrayed as all knowing executioner.
It grieves me to denigrate this book. If you want pulp fiction that goes from A to predictable B, written by a master, then this for you.