Stolen Prey by John Sandford
Finished audio 9-14-12, rating 3.5/5, thriller, pub. 2012
Unabridged audio narrated by Richard Ferrone
Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Wayzata, an entire family has been killed—husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.
There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts—it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.
Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life. (Goodreads)
I’ve read all 22 books of this police thriller series and, for me, this is one of the weakest. It started off strong, with one of the more violent and bloody scenes I’ve read from Sandford and had potential with three assassins running around town killing people, but there was disconnect with the convoluted banking storyline. I missed Weather but loved the story with his daughter, especially the end.
I still recommend the series and I will still continue to visit with Lucas every year. He’s still a great wounded hero doing good even if sometimes he must be bad.
This is a great series for those who love police procedurals, but please start at the beginning since I think they are the strongest books.
I checked this audio out of the library.