Certain Prey

Certain Prey

Book - 1999
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"You know life is good when you have a new Lucas Davenport thriller to escape into," said The Chicago Tribune of Secret Prey, and everyone agreed that it was one of Sandford's very best. "Enthralling?Everything works," said USA Today. "Sandford is at the top of his game," agreed the Richmond Times-Dispatch.Now Davenport confronts an entirely new kind of adversary. Her name is Clara Rinker, a Southern woman, trim, pleasant, attractive--and the best hitwoman in the business. She isn't showy, not one of those movie killers; she just goes quietly about her business, collects her money and goes home.It's when she's hired for a job in Minnesota that things become complicated for her. A defense attorney wants a rival eliminated, and that's fine. But then a witness survives, the attorney starts acting weird, this big cop Davenport gets on her case, and loose ends begin popping up faster than a sweater unraveling. Clara hates loose ends, and knows of only one way to deal with them: You start cutting them off, one after the other, until they're all gone.Lucas thinks the case is worrisome enough, but he has no idea of the toll it is about to take on him. For of all the criminals he has hunted during his life, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the one who is about to start hunting him--and none knows so well what his weak spots are'and how to penetrate them.Filled with the brilliant characters and exceptional drama that have been his trademarks, Certain Prey is John Sandford's most suspenseful novel yet--the author once again "at the tope of his game."
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1999
ISBN: 9780399144967
039914496X
Branch Call Number: FIC Sandf 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 339 p

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ArcticAndy
Jun 07, 2017

Easy read. Good plot except for the reason the bimbo lawyer is attracted to Hale, who is a few bricks short of a full load. Sort of makes you wonder how Hale got through law school etc.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #10. A criminal attorney (read that how you will) and a hit woman team up to clean up. A clean up that may include sweeping Davenport off the board.

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LuvReadingStuff
Aug 13, 2016

Another good read by Sandford. Interesting story about a female assassin.

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7626dee
Jun 05, 2016

A very original plot which should scare us all as Sanford seems to draw his characters from real events. You will find yourself drawn to the assassain as she is the smartest and most motivated of the characters-go Clara. Lucas better bring his A game to this one.

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rahmmie
Nov 25, 2013

This is probably one of Sandford's books that I've liked the most. The plot was tight and very well developed

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denis8
Sep 24, 2012

I think this and the follow-up, Mortal Prey, are among my favorites among the 22 Prey books. Clara Rinker is one bad ass killer but she brings a dimension to Davenport that makes him more real. This is a fun read, well written (the author is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so what can you expect) and memorable.

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deemgee
Feb 19, 2011

Previously read. Female contract killer teams up with wacko female killer lawyer. Davenport interacts with both. Fun read, good characters.

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