Mortal Prey

Mortal Prey

Book - 2002
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Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancée deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance. . . .

Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2002
ISBN: 9780399148637
0399148639
Branch Call Number: FIC Sandf 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 354 p

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7626dee
Jun 05, 2016

Best of the series so far. Clara is a great character study.

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StarGladiator
Mar 07, 2016

I think this is possibly the best of all the Lucas Davenport books by John Sandford. The pacing plus the tricky ending were admirable.

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rahmmie
Jan 09, 2013

Pretty good. Entertaining, good ending even if a bit underwhelming considering all the build up. Great supporting group of characters

HRDR Nov 19, 2011

Fast paced. Keeps your attention. A lot of coarse language gives the book a dark tone that is unpleasant, but still a good FBI thriller.

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blossom21
Sep 10, 2011

Hard hitting and fast paced. The story really moves along, full of twists and turns. Good action story!

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RazorSteel
Sep 17, 2007

I've been reading Sandford's Prey series since it began with Rules of Prey, and after finishing Mortal Prey, I'd place it in the top 2 or 3 or my favorite Prey books. Sanford offers up a suspenseful plot, intriguing characters and read-till-your-eyes-burn action. Lucas Davenport seems to be getting edgier, even though he's on the threshold of domesticity. If you're thinking Sandford is running out of ways to make the Prey books worth reading, Mortal Prey will change your mind.

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