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.
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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.
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I can't believe this is the 28th book in the Prey Series!!!! I have loved all of them with the exception of one, Silken Prey. Maybe I was expecting too much of Sandford to have every book wrap up at the end with a pretty little bow, but after over 20 books, it's exactly what I wanted but didn't get, until now.
In book 23, Lucas went up against Taryn Grant, a wealthy, narcissistic, psychopathic would-be politician. The thing that I didn't like about Silken Prey was that Ms. Grant seemingly got away with everything that she had done. Now fast forward to Lucas being a Marshall and he gets a call from Senator Smalls to help find out who tried to assassinate him. Senator Smalls suspects now-Senator Grant. This is Lucas' opportunity to catch the bad guy that got away.
This book has everything that I love about Sandford's writing: suspense, witty dialogue, some of my favorite characters, and a storyline that kept me riveted from start to finish. I do miss Shrake and Jenkins' cameos in the Prey Series but Rae and Bob have been an awesome addition to this series.
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
It beats me how Sandford can come up with these great books so often. Twisted Prey is another page-turner. I guess he’s just plain super talented. You will thoroughly enjoy this book.
Great read as always. !!