Night Prey

Night Prey John Sandford
  • Title: Night Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780425146415
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Night Prey John Sandford Night Prey Porsche driving Lucas Davenport who has just returned to duty after recovering from a serious gunshot wound is charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux the ambitious police chief w
    Porsche driving Lucas Davenport, who has just returned to duty after recovering from a serious gunshot wound, is charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, the ambitious police chief who has her eye on a Senate seat He s given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women Davenport s unwelcome colleaPorsche driving Lucas Davenport, who has just returned to duty after recovering from a serious gunshot wound, is charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, the ambitious police chief who has her eye on a Senate seat He s given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women Davenport s unwelcome colleague in this case is feminist Meagan Connell, an abrasive State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator who s obsessed with catching the killer before she dies of cancer.Also bedeviled by the ill timed assignment of a new partner, a yuppie who was formerly assigned to the grade schools as Officer Friendly and who happens to be the husband of the mayor s niece, Davenport is additionally saddled with the mystifying death of an elderly woman who died rather conveniently, freeing some local hoods to profit from a real estate scam.The killer is dropping bodies all over the metropolitan area and makes the mistake of becoming a little too obsessed with a potential victim and thus leaves a trail that Davenport and his fellow officers finally discover.
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    About John Sandford


    1. See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.


    239 Comments


    1. Unlike most of the Prey books, this one starts out with a man in love Unfortunately, Koop is a cat burglar with severe psycho sexual problems that cause him to occasionally kidnap a woman and gut her like a fish So when he sees beautiful Sara Jensen sleeping during one his break ins, Koop instantly becomes obsessed and begins secretly stalking her while taking out his building frustration on random women.A Minnesota state investigator named Meagan Connell has picked up on Koop s pattern Since Me [...]

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    2. As is often the case in this series, Lucas Davenport, the police detective protagonist, is confronted by a particularly clever and chilling antagonist Here it s a creep named Koop who, over a long period of time, has been kidnapping and savagely killing women in several jurisdictions around the greater Minneapolis area.Since Koop has operated over a large geographic area, no one has tumbled to the fact that a serial killer is at work Finally a somewhat abrasive feminist Minnesota State Investiga [...]

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    3. Another excellent story featuring Sanford s homicide detective Lucas Davenport on the heels of butchering cat burglar 9 of 10 stars

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    4. This is one of my favourites of the series so far.This was crass, intelligent, sophisticated, fast, gruesome, cunning and incredibly page turning Even though this is part of a series, I definitely think it could still be read as a standalone John Sandford has very quickly become a favourite author of mine.

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    5. Koop was a prison guard Koop is a muscled machine Koop is addicted to cocaine Koop is addicted to Sara Jensen Koop is a serial killer Lucas Davenport is called in when a woman is found disemboweled in a dumpster He teams up with Meagan Connell who is given 6 months maybe to live She has worked serial cases before and has an awesome closing rate Her and Davenport do not see eye to eye on the way they should work the case, but somehow they make it work With Connell dying from cancer, she wants th [...]

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    6. GR readers, I salute you I finished Night Prey , loved it and the pure GOTH of it, went to GR to add it to my book lists and got blown away by all of the terrific reviews I ve spent a delicious morning reading them Wow.Lucas Davenport is on the police force once again, having been appointed Deputy Chief by Rose Marie Roux, the new police Chief in Minneapolis Weather Karkinnen, the surgeon he met in the last book, is than a girlfriend to him at this point, but as usual, Davenport is having diffi [...]

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    7. Another trip for me through the Lucas Davenport universe Lucas is asked by the Chief to look into a detective s claim that a serial killer is operating in the Minneapolis area The culprit cruises book store readings and looks for a specific female type lonely and needy.Davenport uses his web of contacts to gather facts, and coping with the dysfunction of two team members, one struggling with an illness, and one going through the motions of police work Throw in a beautiful, flirting TV newswoman, [...]

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    8. So far so good I m glad that Lucas did not change overnight because of Weather DSlightly different story again, now focusing on the problems of the legal system Good one

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    9. I m truly enjoying reading the whole Prey series from the beginning I read some of these in the past but most not So I m re familiarising myself with Lucas Davenport s investigations and with his career arch I also enjoy how he s has evolved and grown in his personal life Night Prey is book nr 6 and we find Lucas returned to the fold of the Minneapolis Police department as deputy chief Before returning, Lucas had been on hiatus, focusing on his computer simulations business and also spending ti [...]

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    10. This is another excellent addition to Sanford s Prey series but it nearly didn t get read by me As a writer editor myself albeit always nonfiction , I m hyper sensitive to analogies they make my stomach churn faster than a hamster on a wheel at full gallop And within the first chapter and a half of this book, here s what hit me between the eyes Nighthawkseir wing flashes like the silver bars on new first lieutenantstunias spread across their beds like Mennonite quiltsHate burned through his body [...]

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    11. Night Prey is the sixth in the Prey series We are introduced to the killer, Koop, at the opening Koop is your standard killer who had a horrible childhood and is now taking it out on women Koop has a few unique characteristics such as picking out victims at used book stores because they are usually timid and shy.I have to say this was not one of my favorite reads and even though I wasn t all that crazy about this one story I am not crazy about Davenport s newest girlfriend either On to number 7 [...]

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    12. This one is sixth in the series, written by John Camp under the Sandford pseudonym I prefer the earlier Lucas Davenports to the later ones Sandford s other series, I like even better, especially Virgil Flowers, which has a special brand of humor The Kidd series suffers from being quite dated technically, when read today, but were excellent when I read them several years decades ago.It s a good story, although I found Conley s terminal disease to be implausible in the context of her actions in th [...]

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    13. Lucas Davenport is on the hunt for Koop, an exceptionally brutal serial killer He got the case thanks to Megan Connell, a grating woman that is dying and determined to solve the case sooner than later Davenport is starting to mature in his romantic relationship at least for this book This was a great addition to the series.

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    14. Davenport is settling down somewhat with Weather, and accepts a position working with the Minneapolis police department He has to work with abrasive colleagues and use all his sly detecting skills to lure and capture a sadistic killer.

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    15. I ve read this one before but could not remember how it ended With this one, you know exactly who the bad guy is, but you have to wait as Lucas and friends work it out.

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    16. Sixth in the Lucas Davenport thriller series set in Minneapolis and revolving around the reinstated Detective Davenport It s been two years since Lucas was forced to quit.My TakeGotta give Sandford credit for this twist a detective who s fired, goes off to build his successful gaming company, and comes back to work Most people would think including me that Davenport would be happy enough creating his games and being a millionaire, but Sandford provides a credible reason and one that I suspect wo [...]

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    17. Night Prey is the sixth in the Prey series, which I am reading in order This one is a solid read, a good ending helped made the story On to the next.

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    18. i ve read a few from sanfordwhat number this one is i d have to look at the shelf glanced at one review said something about koop is a prison guard this that the other hehi just finished Swan Peak from James Lee Burke and in that one there is a prison guardoyce nixi wonder how this story will stack up alongside burke s begins the night was warm, the twilight inviting middle aged couples in pastel shirts, holding hands, strolled the old cracked sidewalks along the mississippi a gaggle of college [...]

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    19. Night Prey is the sixth of John Sandford s twenty four novels about Lucas Davenport, an investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension And it is the best, fastest paced, and most compelling I ve read in the series.Lucas is assigned to a murder and Connell, another investigator, is assigned as his partner Connell is obsessed with the idea that a serial killer is at work killing women in different jurisdictions so as to create a jurisdictional vacuum nobody will put the dead bodies [...]

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    20. Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a perverted cat burglar who also moonlights as a Midwestern serial killer Be prepared to turn some pages.Compared the previous books in the series Night Prey is middle of the road It features the creative dual narrative that bounces from Davenport to the villain This works very well in some sections but I think it takes away from potential maximum suspense The creeps from the Prey series would be a lot scarier if the reader wasn t exposed to all of the ins and [...]

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    21. This is the 6th book of Sandford s Lucas Davenport series.In this one Davenport is teamed up with Megan Connell who is convinced that the killer is responsible for many murders of woman over the years throughout the Midwest Connell is also dying of cancer and is determined to get the killer before she dies.As in most Sandford novels, we know who the killer is Koop is s former prison guard turned cat burglar who has a thing about slicing up his victims He is also now infatuated with Sara Jensen T [...]

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    22. 6 is a transitional novel in the Lucas Davenport saga 2012 sees 21 He has been bounced from the Minneapolis PD by the old chief but has been brought in as a political appointee assistant chief by the new chief Anne Marie Roux to be her hatchet man Roux is the consummate politicial and Davenport is perfectly suited, tempermentally, to his role If Roux were Nixon he d still be President Lucas Davenport series Charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, he s given the assignment of t [...]

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    23. I d taken a break from the Lucas Davenport series after WINTER PREY, because I was feeling a little burned out by the character I decided to give the series another try, and, as it turns out, NIGHT PREY is one of the strongest in the series so far.As usual, Davenport is called on to catch a killer, but this killer is much better developed than several previous ones in the series, and Sandford s attempts to let readers see things through his eyes were successful than in earlier entries.Even wel [...]

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    24. If you haven t ever read any of the books in the Prey series, you really should This is the sixth book and so far is probably my favorite Start with _Rules of Prey_ and tell me what you think.In this book, the character of Lucas Davenport finally settles into my head the right way The killer is properly depraved There is a locked room mystery that has a satisfying end and runs as a subplot to the main narrative I like the way Sandford teases me as a reader to try to figure out what s what and ho [...]

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    25. When you have finished the thirty sixth book of one author it seems senseless to say how much you enjoy his writing or even to interject anything new into a review This book had Sandford s main character, Lucas Davenport at his brashest best and introduced a villain that typified the dark side of humanity Thus the plot But Sandford tied this one altogether very well with his cast of characters and a few unusual new faces that filled in very well Needless to say, I have two Sandford novels to fi [...]

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    26. The sixth Lucas Davenport novel and the first that wasn t a complete success The core story was of the quality I have come to expect but there was an offshoot to the investigation that was pure filler I can forgive it because of Sandford s other strengths Davenport is forced to partner with a female investigator who is view spoiler terminally ill hide spoiler How she deals with her problem and how Davenport relates to her throughout the process while conducting an extremely public investigation [...]

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    27. This was the only prey book that I haven t liked As a matter of fact, 2 3 of the way through I began skimming Koop was kind of a dull criminal, and Lucas wishy washy thoughts about whether he wanted to stray from Weather were boring and predictable Hopefully, the next book will be up to usual standards.

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    28. More like 3 1 2 stars Very enjoyable with a lot of gender nuance that I rarely see I continue to love Weather and I hope she gets time in the next few books I also really like Meagan Connell it was extremely refreshing to see Lucas working with a woman whom he wasn t attracted to.

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    29. I re read this book recently, and discovered I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time It had been several years, and while I remembered many of the details, that didn t take away at all from my enjoyment of the book John Sandford s Prey series is excellent.

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    30. Unimpressed with this one and 24 hours later, I can hardly recall what it s about except that the killer is called Koop.

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