Lucas Davenport #28 & #29

I love John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series.  I’ve read them all, in order.  1- Rules of Prey, 2- Shadow Prey, 3- Eyes of Prey, 4- Silent Prey, 5- Winter Prey, 6- Night Prey, 7- Mind Prey, 8- Sudden Prey, 9- Secret Prey, 10- Certain Prey, 11-Easy Prey, 12- Chosen Prey, 13- Mortal Prey, 14- Naken Prey, 15- Hidden Prey, 16- Broken Prey, 17- Invisible Prey, 18- Phantom Prey, 19- Wicked Prey, 20– Storm Prey, 21- Buried Prey, 22-Stolen Prey, 23-Silken Prey, 24-Field of Prey, 25-Gathering Prey, 26-Extreme Prey  27-Golden Prey

Lucas Daveport has evolved over the years.  Since we first met him as a Minneapolis detective he has climbed the career ladder to federal marshal and happily married man and father.  An he’s still a badass.  There was a TV movie that had Mark Harmon playing Lucas and while I love Harmon I’m not sure he quite fits the character.  I’ll have to think on it.

Title: Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #28), Author: John Sandford Twisted Prey. Finished 9-18-19, thriller. 4.5/5 stars, pub. 2018

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.

A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she’d fit right in. He was also convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.

He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.   from Goodreads

Oh, how I loved a new tangle with a great foe in Taryn Grant.  The woman is diabolical and Lucas has his work cut out for him.  I also loved the two fellow Marshals Rae and Bob who have shown up before.  This was a good one!

Title: Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #29), Author: John Sandford Neon Prey. Finished 11-22-19, thriller, 4/5 stars, pub. 2019

It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the US Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn’t expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings.

Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there’s even more to this killer than meets the eye…   from Goodreads

This was another solid Davenport story.  Feds Rae and Bob showed up again and Lucas get shot.  There’s a cannibal who grills his victims on the loose and he’s got himself a posse.  Good stuff 🙂

If you like police procedurals you should be reading this series.  Great insight and writing.

 

 

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