Night Prey

Night Prey

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Lucas Davenport is asked by a female game warden to investigate a mysterious murder in a Minnesota wildlife refuge, in a case that leads to a confrontation with a skillful and elusive killer

Blackwell North Amer
It was a very cold, very clear morning in the Carlos Avery game reserve - cold enough to preserve the body lying there, clear enough so the state investigator couldn't miss it. There was something familiar about the stab wounds, she thought - but the Minneapolis police dismissed her theories, and the city's new police chief has problems enough of her own. The cops are wary of her, the public thinks she's too political, the feminists think she's sold out. And this damn murder just won't go away.
Caught in the middle, the chief turns to Lucas Davenport for help, and reluctantly, he agrees. Still recovering from his near-fatal wounds of the year before, trying for once in his life to settle down with one woman, Lucas has his own concerns, but something about this murder, and another like it - the body found in a dumpster this time - teases him, and the more he looks into them, the more he's sure the investigator is right. There is something disconcertingly familiar about the wounds not only in these two cases, but just maybe in several others as well. Somewhere out there lurks a killer of unusual skill and savagery. And if Lucas is right, he's just getting warmed up....

& Taylor

Lucas Davenport is asked to investigate a mysterious murder in a Minnesota wildlife refuge by a female game warden, in a case that leads to a confrontation with a skillful and elusive killer. Large first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1994
ISBN: 9780399139147
Branch Call Number: F SAN
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 05, 2018

Disappointing for the most part. The story took a long time to develop. I didn't like the chapters from the villain's perspective and found them distracting. Even so, I'm looking forward to his next book.

Dec 21, 2017

Another very good 'Prey' novel. The outcome of both investigations was spot on.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #6. Davenport is after another serial killer. This time he's saddled with two additional investigators that aren't making his life any easier.

Apr 11, 2016

In Sandford's Top Five of Lucas Davenport mysteries - - compact and interesting weaving of the bad guy and the unwinding of the story.


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