Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28) by John Sandford

Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28)

Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now more powerful than ever as a U.S. senator, in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Prey seriesLucas 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. O...


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TitleTwisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28)
ISBN9780735217355
Author
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam’s Sons
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport #28)

  • Kemper
    2018-04-12
    I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.Me in 2013: “I love John Sandford novels, but this Silken Prey seems a bit outlandish. Could a rich person with a narcissistic personality disorder who engages in criminal behavior really hope to win an election to an important position in the US government? That seems highly unlikely.”Me on Election Night 2016: “Why didn’t we heed John Sandford’s warning?!?”Back in Silk...
  • Liz
    2018-05-11
    I think John Sandford has outdone himself with this book. Where he shines is in getting the details exactly right. Lots of dry humor here, especially when it comes to DC and politics. There’s a wonderful sense of tension throughout. Even though Davenport knows who’s behind the foul play, that doesn’t mean he can prove it for a court of law. Watching him put the pieces of the puzzle together kept me riveted. You can see the ending coming, bu...
  • Brenda
    2018-05-22
    After 28 books, the Lucas Davenport series is still going strong. This was a very enjoyable read. Lucas is asked to investigate the attempted assassination of a U. S. Senator, and he calls on Bob and Rae for assistance. Along with local law enforcement and the FBI, the U. S. Marshals follow leads and try to put together a case. There are several deaths as the investigation is thwarted time and time again.Both Virgil (of “that fuckin' Flowers”...
  • Monnie
    2018-04-15
    Can this possibly be the 28th book in the Prey series? I know I haven't missed many, so guess that makes me an oldie (but goodie). And so is the series; even if "star" character Lucas Davenport, now a federal marshal, seems to be a bit more laid back these days, there's plenty of action here that kept me reading until my Kindle battery insisted it needed a recharge.Happily - and in one case, unhappily - a few other characters make return appearan...
  • Maureen Carden
    2018-04-23
    The psychopathic Minnesota Senator Taryn Grant and U.S. Marshall Lucas Davenport have faced off before in a murderous duel in the book Silken Prey. The best one can say is that is was a draw between the two.But now Grant is becoming more powerful and is eyeing the White House. Holding on to her coattails, I mean skirts, are members of a private and lethal military contracting company. Fortunately, they aren’t completely successful in their assi...
  • Tim
    2018-05-25
    Fantastic! My favorite "Prey!" 10 of 10 stars!
  • Sandy
    2018-05-11
    This is one of those series that is kind of a sure thing. You may have favourites among the 28 books but if you like one, you'll enjoy them all.In this outing Lucas Davenport runs up against an old foe while investigating the politically charged assassination attempt of a senator. Politics, secret military contracts & backroom deals...you guessed it. We're in Washington D.C. & the swamp is alive & well.Luca again gets assistance from Bob & Rae, 2...
  • Connie
    2018-04-02
    Lucas, you dirty dirty dog, you...I love you so much! Another Prey book that I started one day and finished the next, finding it very easy to want to pick up where I left off and harder still to put down. I found the 'S' sink thing a bit far fetched, but at the end of the day I don't really give a crap. I was so happy to see more of Rae and Bob. I really worried about having Davenport in the middle of politics, not that Sandford has ever been qui...
  • Scott
    2018-05-12
    To begin with, I think it is only appropriate that I admit to being a fairly avid reader of John Sandford, especially a fan of his Lucas Davenport “Prey” series. A pretty big fan to be honest. However, I am coming off the last book, “Golden Prey” with a bit of disdain and disappointment. The plotting was one of his weaker ones and the last hundred pages was an overly drawn out, anti-climactic ending. Because of that I have been worried ab...
  • Skip
    2018-05-06
    Back when he was still at the Minnesota BCA, Lucas Davenport tangled with sociopath Taryn Grant, who while running for the Senate, framed her rival (Porter Smalls) for child pornography and killed a few people to cover it up. Lucas cleared Smalls, but did not have evidence to arrest Grant, who was elected. Senator Smalls is coming back from his cabin with a female political supporter/girlfriend when a pickup runs them off the road, killing her. W...
  • Chris Conley
    2018-05-05
    I love the way Lucas Davenport’s mind works. I certainly would never to be on his bad side.
  • LInda L
    2018-04-27
    It's a toss-up if I love Lucas Davenport or Virgil Flowers the most. But -- in this book, Lucas was outstanding. He is wonderful as a Marshal and this case was just fascinating. There were SO MANY bad guys, but all directed in some way by the worst guy of all -- an old enemy of Lucas. He gets help from fellow-marshals Bob and Rae and together, they meet all the many challenges thrown at them. John Sandford has such a way with words -- so clever, ...
  • Janet Newport
    2018-04-14
    Thank you Netgalley and the Penguin Group/G P Putman & Sons for this ARC.I love Lucas as a US Marshall. He seems to really enjoy it as well. Seems like there's less bureaucratic red tape for him (no employee overtime sheets to approve) yet he still has the autonomy to work a case as he sees fit and the ability to get the resources he needs. Twisted Prey was the usual fast wild ride one expects from John Sandford with the usual suspects and suppor...
  • Judie
    2018-05-22
    US senator Porter Smalls was well-liked in Minnesota, but he was defeated in a run to retain his office by Taryn Grant. She had run a vicious smear campaign against him which resulted in three murders, but there is not enough evidence to convict her. Two years later, Smalls ran again and was elected. Grant secured a seat in the Senate Intelligence Committee and is not averse to doing whatever she could to get her way and has the personal funds to...
  • Kathy
    2018-03-31
    4.5 stars.The bloodthirsty world of politics takes center stage in John Sandford's newest release, Twisted Prey. This twenty-eighth installment in the Lucas Davenport series takes place in Washington, DC and pits US Marshall Lucas Davenport against a formidable foe who rather ruthlessly attempts to eliminate her opposition on her climb up the political ladder.Following an attempt on his life that leaves one person dead, Minnesota Senator Porter S...
  • Tim
    2018-05-26
    TWISTED PREY by John Sandford is the 28th book in the Lucas Davenport series, and Lucas is again called into a case involving Senator Portis Smalls, who believes a vehicle accident near his cabin that causes the death of the woman driving him was in fact an attempt on his life, although there is no proof to back up his claims. Taryn Grant, who is the Senator from a previous Prey book, is who Smalls suspects, and whom Lucas agrees would be a likel...
  • Jessica Bronder
    2018-04-23
    Lucas Davenport is back and working as a US Marshall. But he is going to find himself investigating a previous enemy, Senator Taryn Grant. Lucas was never able to prove three murders were committed by Grant due to her money and status. Senator Porter Smalls is involved with a car bomb that killed his driver and almost himself. Smalls has a feeling that Grant tried to kill him so he calls in Davenport to investigate. Of course Davenport is eager t...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    2018-03-02
    Competent, by-the-numbers read; but dry and not overly compelling. Davenport just isn't fun anymore, and I find I much prefer the Virgil Flowers books these days. The ending was anticlimactic and unsatisfactory. Maybe it's time to wrap this series up...
  • Steve
    2018-04-10
    John Sanford always writes an enthralling and unique story. Twisted Prey is no exception. For those of us who have followed Lucas Davenport since his first outing, reading another installment is like hanging out with a friend who happens to be a cop. In this instance Lucas is not working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the B.C.A. but for the U.S. Marshall Service.He is on the track of a doer who has attempted to assassinate a U...
  • Wendy
    2018-05-23
    Twisted PreyJohn Sanford is the best writer around today. He has been one of my favorite authors since the very first Prey novel I read. I can sincerely say that his writing just gets better and better every year. I loved this book and I especially loved the ending. I don't know if I can wait another year for his next book to come out.
  • Donna Lewis
    2018-04-30
    Lucas Davenport always get his man.... well, what if he is no longer in the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension? What if he is not in Minnesota, but Washington DC? What if he is not after a man, but a woman? Fast paced, interesting, with a touch of elegant clothes.
  • Ruth Ann
    2018-05-27
    Well executed plot in an action-packed thriller based in Washington DC, Virginia and West Virginia. Bob and Rae make a return, as well as the much-despised Taryn Grant, Minnesota Senator.This one would make a perfect movie.
  • Joyce
    2018-02-26
    4 starsLittle does Lucas know at the beginning of this story that he has an appointment with an old nemesis of his. Psychopath Taryn Grant is back. She is now a United States Senator and very powerful, as well as being very rich. She can buy just about anything – or anybody – she wishes. When US Senator Porter Smalls and his sometimes lover and his wife’s best friend Cecily “CeCe” Whitehead are having a planning session at his out-of-th...
  • Darcy
    2018-03-27
    It's always fun to pick up a book with Lucas Davenport. While I miss him working in MN, he has built up a crew to support him that are just as fun to read about. The other Marshalls, Rae and Bob fit in well with Lucas, they can talk about common things and are just as blood thristy, but not quite as sneaky as Lucas.I liked that this book brought about some familiar faces in the case they worked, the 2 Minnesota Senators from a case that Lucas wor...
  • Mehmet Utkan
    2018-04-30
    Satellite noise. Then Wendy said, without preface, “I’ve been thinking about it. And I’ve been thinking about you. You believe I was involved in that shooting at the Watergate Hotel. Why didn’t you ever come after me?” “We were looking for you . . .” “No, you weren’t. Or if you were, you weren’t looking very hard. The media was going wild, Homeland Security was issuing press releases every five minutes—all of them wrong—th...
  • Sara
    2018-05-04
    One of my very favorite protagonists, Lucas Davenport, is contacted by a Senator who was involved in a car accident that killed his female companion. Although the authorities have ruled it accidental he is convinced he was deliberately targeted as he was previously the victim of an assassination attempt by his political rival, Taryn Grant herself now a US Senator. Faithful readers will remember Ms Grant from Silken Prey when she was introduced as...
  • Jim A
    2018-05-26
    Pretty good Davenport procedural from Sandford. He brings back characters from previous novels, both good guys and bad guy. Asked by Porter Small, senator from Minnesota, to investigate an attempt on his life, Davenport gets involved with the operators from a company that supplies private military contractors. From there Davenport brings in the FBI when he finds evidence of illegal weapons shipments by that contractor. All in all a pretty good re...
  • Rachel
    2018-04-25
    Another Great PreySandford rarely disappoints. I absolutely loved last year's Golden Prey and had my fingers crossed that Twisted Prey would at least come close in quality. It exceeded my expectations. Lucas Davenport is one of my favorite characters. Sandford surrounds him with an entertaining cast of supporting characters. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments, along with heart pounding tension. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but L...
  • Bob
    2018-05-04
    Lucas gets involved in the case of a Senator and potential candidate for President whose car was run off the road and the driver was killed. The case ends up involving the Marshals service, the FBI and local police as threats and murders and attempted murders follow including Lucas and his wife. While Lucas has a pretty good idea who is behind all this, he finding it impossible to get solid evidence to make an arrest. Lots going on in this one an...
  • Don Gorman
    2018-04-28
    (3 1/2). This has to be the best Lucas Davenport book in many years. No fluff, no crap, just a flat out, fast moving procedural standout. The story isn't about Lucas, he is just the conductor, and it moves like crazy. I couldn't wait to get to it this morning after I put it down last night. Sandford has been on my must read list for a really long time, and by God, he deserves it. Big fun!