Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's... show more
Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancie deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance.... Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 29th 2003
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Lucas Davenport 1 (#13)
Sigh. Wow. Sandford holds nothing back in this 13th book in the Lucas Davenport series. He brings back Clara Rinker and we are on for a wild ride. I really had no issues with anything except the ending, I wanted a different one, which probably says more about me than anything else. In "Mortal Prey...
I love how Sandford brings antagonists back from a prior book in the series, makes things just that much more fascinating. Very excited to see where the story goes next.
Another excellent Lucas Davenport case with a very smart opponent. Clara Rinker is smart, good looking and knows how to handle a gun...she was a professional hitman (woman?) for the St. Louis mob. She is back because someone from her old employers tried to kill her down in Mexico where she was hidin...
I am a solid hard-core fan of Lucas Davenport & John Sandford. This time around Clara Rinker is back with vengeance in her heart and mind. For some reason she is one of the few true "bad guys" I want to see get away. I love the chase she gives Davenport and he likes it too. I have to say I missed De...