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review 2020-05-11 17:58
Masked Prey
Masked Prey - John Sandford

Wow. This was just terrible from beginning to end. You got Nazis and a child killer at loose and something something both sides are equally messed up in this country. I don’t even know what to say except Davenport needs to just stop being a Marshal. The series went downhill when he stopped investigating murders and turned into a fixer. Sandford really needs to consider putting Davenport back in Minnesota and investigating cases again with Del and crew. His new cohorts, Bob and Rae are actually getting on my nerves now.

 

"Masked Prey" is the 30th book in the Prey series. We have followed Lucas as he worked for the Minnesota Police department, as a consultant to the FBI, then as an investigator for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), acting occasionally as a special troubleshooter for the governor of Minnesota. Then we get this mess now with Lucas being a U.S. Marshal. After the cannibal case Lucas is at loose ends. When his two favorite politicians call in a favor for Lucas to investigate a Nazi site targeted the children of Senators, he reluctantly agrees. Lucas goes to Washington, DC and Virginia when tracking how the site was created. His newish side-kicks Bob and Rae come on in when it looks like a child may get killed over the site. The book also follows a man who believes this site is the next thing that the people need to do in order to control Senators in the U.S. If a Senator is scared their child will be killed, his organization can influence how they vote (yes this is really gross). The book jumps back and forth between Lucas and the potential killer.

 

I have to say that Lucas and friends was boring. The killer was too. I just don't care about the whole why do Nazis and child killers do things. I think trying to tie this into politics made the book murkier. I think Sandford was trying to throw shade at both Democrats and Republicans, but both sides are bad is only one political party's talking point. I also hated how Lucas is made to be somehow above politics. Whatever. Sandford has followed some of the real world things going on in the United States (ICE, immigrants, etc.) through the years but he is waffling on this is laughable to me.

 

I can't even recall the killer's name. He is not as infamous as some of the killers that Lucas has brought down. Also I was really disappointed with the whole Lucas is a hunter of killers thing. I mean, it was so dramatic and made me roll my eyes. He didn't even really solve the last case he was involved in with the whole cannibal rapist guy. Yes this was a character in the previous book.

 

The writing was eh and the flow was awful from beginning to end. I think there were some funny moments though here and there.

 

The ending was a real letdown. I don't mind these books because I don't buy them, but Sandford either needs to fully retire Lucas, or just bring in a new character that is young and being mentored by Lucas.

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text 2020-05-06 16:01
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Masked Prey - John Sandford

Lord Bob and Rae are back. 

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text 2020-04-28 02:01
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Masked Prey - John Sandford

For some odd reason my update wouldn’t post. This is a book about Nazis. That’s all I got. I’m just bored and not in the mood to read about Jewish conspiracies and the ugliness of fictional people. I got enough of this in the real world. 

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text 2020-04-26 01:30
Reading progress update: I've read 7%.
Masked Prey - John Sandford

Started cooking and doing laundry and forgot to get back to books for a while. So only read from 8 to 1 pm and then took a break until 2 and finished book one at 4. Now back to this from 7 to 8. Total hours 8 hours reading. Not bad.

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text 2020-04-24 17:33
Dewey Readathon April 2020
Circe - Madeline Miller
Masked Prey - John Sandford
A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age - Paul Starobin
A Week at the Shore - Barbara Delinsky

I haven't done one of these in a while, but here are the books on tap:

 

Circe - ebook

Got this in hardback copy and will finally fulfill my next square for Snakes & Ladders. Grins sheepishly. 

 

Cover image for Masked Prey

Got this in ebook form from my local library.

 

A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Grea…

Trying to whittle down my NetGalley TBRs this weekend too. This looks really interesting.

 

A Week at the Shore

Another NetGalley read. Want to end with a romance.

 

I think four books is doable, we will see. 

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