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Silken Prey - John Sandford
Silken Prey
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The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. “If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly   Murder, scandal,... show more
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. “If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly   Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.   A Minnesota political fixer has hit the jackpot—or so he thinks. Hired to take down the incumbent U.S. senator with a vicious smear, to open the way for an ambitious, take-no-prisoners heiress who sees the Senate as merely a stepping-stone, he decides his payoff should be larger. The blackmail demand should yield some pretty large numbers, he thinks. Instead, he gets only a small one—9 millimeters, to be exact. In the heart. Davenport is investigating the smear when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen. No matter who gets in the way. Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels “a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, “If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399159312 (0399159312)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
Series: Lucas Davenport 1 (#23)
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Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
4.0
It's hard to keep interested in a series that has reached 23 volumes now, but somehow Sandford keeps doing it. This time, he ties in all three of his major series characters. Almost since the debut of his Virgil Flowers series,"that fuckin' Flowers" has made cameo appearances in the Prey novels, but...
Brick
Brick rated it
Another very entertaining Sandford novel featuring Lucas Davenport. The various characters are like the ensemble supporting cast in a well developed and long running TV drama, resulting in a rich story. One slightly discordant note, Lucas maintains an attitude of reserve and skepticism throughout ...
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it
4.0 Silken Prey
Right now, I think Sandford's Davenport series is one of my faves. Davenport is smart and slightly dangerous-a more sociable version of Reacher, if you will.This episode shows Davenport exploring a political smear campaign that quickly turns into a murder investigation. As per the case, there are mu...
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it
4.0 Silken Prey
Right now, I think Sandford's Davenport series is one of my faves. Davenport is smart and slightly dangerous-a more sociable version of Reacher, if you will.This episode shows Davenport exploring a political smear campaign that quickly turns into a murder investigation. As per the case, there are mu...
Going for Goldilocks
Going for Goldilocks rated it
4.0
John Sandford can never retire and must live forever. I look forward to the two books he releases a year (spring and fall) and he never disappoints.
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