Extreme Prey

Extreme Prey The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford After the events in Gathering Prey Lucas Davenport finds himself in a v

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  • Title: Extreme Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780147525079
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come alThe extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff Should be fun he says, and it kind of is until they find they have a shadow an armed man intent on killing the governor and anyone who gets in the way.

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    1. I have read this series from the beginning and I am continually surprised at how much I still like them. Hard to keep a long running series fresh, but somehow Sandford manages to do just that. There were some I liked more than others, often due to the case not the writing. This one is timely as well, Davenport is no longer a cop but when a political candidate running for President is threatened, he is brought in as a special advisor. Using his longtime friends, he manages to get information even [...]

    2. The more things change the more they stay the same. For example, Lucas Davenport may not be a cop anymore, but that doesn’t mean that he’s done chasing killers.Lucas got fed up with certain elements of his old gig as a state investigator in Minnesota so he quit, but he’s still the first call that the governor makes when he needs a bloodhound. The gov is now running for president, and he got a bad vibe off some people he met on the primary campaign trail in Iowa. He fears that some whackos [...]

    3. Following the events of the twenty-fifth book in this series, Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport decided to hang up his spurs and leave his job at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. For the first time in years, and for the first time in this long-running series, Lucas is no longer a lawman of any kind. He's very contentedly spending the summer adding an addition to his cabin in Wisconsin, with the assistance of a carpenter named Jimi. Lucas's former subordinate, that F***in' Virgil Flow [...]

    4. Checked out because 1) it was in large print, 2) I'm looking for non-torture-porn detective series for the mom, and she seems to not mind some of these factory mill books, and (sigh) 3) the exciting colors of the cover. I needed something brainless while I recovered from The Trees so I decided to preview it for her last night. Don't take that personally if you love this series.Well-written for the genre but troubled by with several 'um, what?' moments, particularly the multiple extreme reactions [...]

    5. I’ve been a long time admirer of Sandford’s work. A former Pulitzer prize winning journalist, he has written over 40 crime fiction books, many featuring Minnesota crime stopper Lucas Davenport. I find the quality and feel of his books to be comparable to Michael Connelly, in that over time the lead characters have become members of a cherished group I just love to catch up with and the quality of the writing means that the stories flow by far too fast, leaving me instantly hungry for more.Lu [...]

    6. A great summer read for a cat-and-mouse thriller with the timely aspect of dealing with a murder plot against a presidential candidate. The star of the series, Lucas Davenport, is not only all grown up from his early days of womanizing and flamboyant cars, he is retired from directing Minnesota’s division of criminal investigation. Thus, he is free to take on security work for his old friend the governor, whose ambition to be picked to run for vice president has led him to encounter veiled thr [...]

    7. This is John Sandford's 26th Prey book, and it's a humdinger! I read the first Lucas Davenport book 11 years ago and I was hooked. I devoured the remaining books in the series. By now, the characters are old friends, but some of them aren't even mentioned in this book. Leaving friends behind happens as time passes, and Lucas's life has changed over time.In this book, Lucas has resigned from the Minnesota BCI, but he's asked to do some investigating by the governor who is running for president. W [...]

    8. 4.0 STARSHummm the twist was a fire hydrant a fire hydrant!!! Who would have suspected a fire hydrant? Simplicity is just one of the reasons I love John Sandford. His writing is sharp, crisp and straight forward; perhaps it could be characterized as efficient! No literary meandering, no tangents, nothing peripheral or inconsequential. Throw in some dry and off color humor, a few mild sexual innuendoes and some astute observations about marriage, raising kids and the politics of employment and Sa [...]

    9. After Gathering Prey Lucas Davenport finds himself unemployed, having resigned from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He is spending his time doing some remodeling work on his cabin and driving everyone crazy when he gets a phone call. He needs to meet with the governor, who happens to be running for President. The governor doesn't realistically expect to win the nomination but he does believe he has a shot at being offered the number two slot on the ticket. During the campaign the [...]

    10. 1,5 starsI'm having a really bad "run" with my latest reading binge!!!And it continues with Extreme Prey, the latest book in the Lucas Davenport Series by John Sandford. What a let-down!!! After reading this series from the very beginning. come to this!!!! It was the least liked book of Lucas of all time! One could say that I was beyondBy chapter 2.I knew I was going to so not like this story!!!! By the last chapter, I was as grumpy as anythingMy favourite characters - Lucas and Weather and Lett [...]

    11. What to say about this book? It's John Sanford. It's Lucas Davenport. That should be enough! If you are a Sanford/Davenport fan, you'll know what that means. Our guy, Davenport, plunged into a race against time to find a killer, complete with non-stop action, unforeseeable twists and turns, and high-octane suspense--even when you know who the killer is. If you haven't read Sanford/Davenport before, you CAN start with this book, but I would recommend beginning with the first book in the series, R [...]

    12. Lucas Davenport, retired from Minnesota's BCA, is summoned by the governor, who wants to be chosen as a Vice Presidential running mate to someone who needs his Midwestern roots. The candidate's life has been threatened, and he asks Lucas to investigate. Much of the novel is Lucas looking into a fringe agrarian political group, who despise law enforcement and which has some skeletons in its closet. As Lucas narrows the field of assassins, his interviewees start dying; however, the time pressure i [...]

    13. Lucas Davenport is back on the hunt in Extreme Prey. Despite the misleading title --the villain is NOT the 1980’s hair-metal band Extreme (famous for their delightful little ditty, More Than Words)—this is still a solid and timely addition to John Sandford’s detective series. “But wait”, you are probably hollering at the top of your lungs. “Didn’t Lucas quit his job with the police force? Isn’t he at home doing the stuff retired people do—you know, collecting stamps, winning th [...]

    14. Reviewed by GeminiExtreme Prey is the twenty-sixth book in the Lucas Davenport/The Prey series, featuring Lucas Davenport. Lucas is a well-known and respected law enforcement agent that seems to always get his man. This time, Lucas has gotten tired of all of the red tape and politics that comes with the job so he has quit and is working on remodeling his cabin when he gets a call from the Governor's office. Lucas is asked to investigate a possible threat to Presidential Candidate Michaela Bowden [...]

    15. Reading books I've received free in exchange for reviews, as I often do, is always a bit stressful. If nothing else, I've got to pay close attention and jot down notes to remind me what I liked (or didn't). So when I have the time to pick up a book by a favorite author - with a character that's on my list of 10 all-time favorites - I open it with a huge smile on my face. So it was when I started this one.When I finished it, I was still smiling, but not quite as broadly. Maybe it was the more-tha [...]

    16. Even though this is #26 in the series, it's the first book of Sanford's I've read. In this one, Davenport is a retired federal agent who gets asked to help prevent an assassination of a presidential candidate. It's definitely a page-turner, and I didn't feel I missed anything by not reading the books that came before it. Some things were cheesy, like two lawmen suddenly diving into a discussion of fashion, not to mention women being described by their level of attractiveness or by how much a guy [...]

    17. I have never been so disappointed in a book as I was in "Extreme Prey". I've read all the Sandford books - even going so far as to purchase them on the day of release. Within 20 pages I could feel the flatness of the prose. No cop jokes - no, "Huh". The favorite characters weren't involved. They were in a scene or two, but they weren't involved. I have to wonder if Sandford even wrote this. I feel so let down.

    18. Love this series. Wasn't sure after the last book how this series was going to go forward after Lucas quit his long-time job. In this new installment, he is trying to stay busy in his "retirement" when the governor calls and asks him to investigate a possible threat to a presidential candidate campaigning before the Iowa Caucus. Good, engrossing story, also timely. We also get an idea of what Lucas might be doing in the future. Enjoyable read.

    19. With Extreme Prey its twenty-sixth instalment, you’d think John Sandford’s long-running Lucas Davenport series would’ve reached its crescendo long ago, and by now, be drifting into paint-by-numbers territory. But somehow, Sandford remains a mystery connoisseur’s delight, and remains the go-to guy for relentless page-turners that can be read without once having to invest in a bookmark or – dare I say it – bending the corner of a page.Following the events of Gathering Prey, Davenport i [...]

    20. I'm a longtime fan of John Sandford's writing, and a bit of a Lucas Davenport groupie. Lucas is a badass who constantly challenges the status quo, and also happens to be an intellectual who likes to dress classy. What's not to love?This book is #26 in The Prey series, and character development is a challenge for any author with this many books behind him. Extreme Prey reads perfectly as a stand-alone but, if you're just meeting Lucas Davenport, you might miss some of the nuances in his personali [...]

    21. The 2016 election season has been absolutely dreadful, and all we need to make it worse would be a team of radicals attempting to assassinate one of the candidates. That, I think, was the primary (no pun intended) inspiration for Sandford's latest Lucas Davenport thriller - in which right-wing racist radicals (exactly the sort who would vote for Der Fuehrer Drumpf) conspire to assassinate a fictional Democratic candidate loosely based (to my mind, at least) on Hillary Clinton.If this were to hap [...]

    22. 3.5 stars. Good, solid addition; if nowhere near the best in the series. Lucas is no longer with the BCA, leaving him at loose ends; and his good buddy the governor sets him on the path of some political drama and murder. Therein lies my big problem with the story. I know it might seem timely to throw a political thriller into the mix; but quite frankly I'm already sick of politics in the real world. There is a nice bit at the end giving a clue as to where Lucas might be working in the future

    23. Lucas Davenport is between jobs. He's been a police intelligence lieutenant, an assistant chief (political appointment because he's buddies with the governor), and a high-ranking BCA agent. He is now working security for a candidate. He's not a guard; he's on the track of a family bent on killing the candidate, who is clearly a Hillary figure. Davenport is still very good at his job, is smart as hell, and has a significant mean streak toward perps. The family comes to recognize him for the threa [...]

    24. By book 26 in a series you generally know what to expect. Through a clever plot twist Sanford manages to keep it fresh.In Extreme Prey, Lucas Davenport has left the Minneapolis & Minnesota police and is enjoying his 'retirement' redoing his lake cabin and annoying the carpenter when the governor's office calls and asks for some assistance in Iowa. The governor is testing the ice for a Presidential run and has uncovered what seems to be a warning of the assassination of an opponent. And polit [...]

    25. When an author gets to book #26 in a series, you know they're doing something right. Long time fans will find exactly what they've come to expect.a diverse cast led by Lucas Davenport, interesting bad guys, slightly sophomoric humour & a fast paced game of cat & mouse. In this outing, the difference is Lucas is a one man show. Currently unemployed, he's driving everyone nuts & they breathe a collective sigh of relief when he accepts a job offer from the governor.Someone may be plotti [...]

    26. Sandford is in top form and Ferrone again reads magnificently in this politically-based story. No longer a police procedural, Lucas has resigned as the top BCI cop and is working on his cabin when he is called by the governor’s staff to come help out with a thorny problem. Henderson, womanizer that he is, is running for Veep and has been approached by several weird people all conveying the message that he needs to move to the center in case something happens to Bowden (the woman running for pr [...]

    27. It has taken me a while to realize that John Sandford has written some of the best political thrillers this side of Frederick Forsyth. Lucas Davenport, newly retired from Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is enlisted to track down a potential threat to presidential candidates in the neighboring state of Iowa. What follows is a deep exploration of a goof-ball left wing political group which somehow morphs into a deadly force intent on changing the course of history. Davenport is, as alw [...]

    28. I have read the Lucas Davenport stories for as many years as John Sanford has written them and I have to say he is still one of my favorite characters. His sense of right and wrong make him someone you want on your side in a pinch. The is a little bit of a political thriller which is not my favorite but not enough politics that it wasn't still a great read. Of course the bad guys are no match for the methodical ways of Lucas Davenport and while he tries to avert the assassination all on his own [...]

    29. I am an enthusiastic follower of the 'Prey series' written by John Sandford, which features character Lucas Davenport. I have been a faithful follower of this series and 'Extreme Prey' is the 26th installment. I listened to the audiobook version of this book and it was masterfully narrated (as always) by Richard Farrone.'Extreme Prey' picks up where the story ended in the previous book, 'Gathering Prey'. Lucas Davenport, an investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) had [...]

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