Lucas Davenport has a new job - a trouble-shooter on the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. He's married now, and a new father, all of which is fine with him: he doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. If there's one thing Lucas... show more
Lucas Davenport has a new job - a trouble-shooter on the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. He's married now, and a new father, all of which is fine with him: he doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. If there's one thing Lucas Davenport knows, it's that for every bit of peace you get, you have to pay - and he's waiting for the bill. It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree, in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are those of a black man and a white woman, and they're naked. "Lynching" is the word that everybody's trying not to say - but, as Lucas begins to discover, the murders are not, in fact, what they appear to be. And there is worse - much, much worse - to come...
Publish date: June 7th 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Lucas Davenport 1 (#14)
Well we have Lucas fairly happy and settled in this one with a new wife and baby. However, Lucas is feeling restless since he doesn't have anything big to work on. Apparently thinking it up causes something ugly this way to come and Lucas is quickly sent off to figure out if a black man and white wo...
When the FBI calls wanting his help with a hired killer that he tangled with in a previous book, Lucas drops everything to go to St. Louis and join in on the chase. While I missed the Minneapolis crew, this was a fast paced thriller with a very good plot. Listened to the audio which was read by Rich...
In this book, Lucas begins a new career with a state task force and I have to say, I'm not super impressed with this change. The book is suspenseful and has the twists and turns I've come to expect, but this new job of his, I think it detracts a great deal.
Started out a little rocky, and at first I thought this was going to be one of his weaker books, but it picked up speed and I stayed glued to it through the end. Introduced an interesting new character who I expect will continue to be featured in succeeding books (although I figured out pretty earl...
One of the better Lucas Davenport stories. Interesting and likable characters. Try this one to see if you like Sanford. Won't disappoint.