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...

Details Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport, #28)

TitleTwisted Prey (Lucas Davenport, #28)
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam’s Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime

Reviews Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport, #28)

  • Liz
    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...
  • Kemper
    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...
  • Tim
    Fantastic! One of my favorite "Prey!" 10 of 10 stars!
  • Andrew Smith
    Lucas Davenport is one of my favourite characters in crime fiction. Good looking and rich (some time ago he designed some software that made him his pile) he’s also mean and funny. Sandford has cleverly managed Davenport’s career in law enforcement, finding him new jobs that provide him with ever more freedom to chase down villains anywhere he chooses to roam. His latest job is that of a U.S. Marshall and this time around he receives a call f...
  • Brenda
    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”...
  • James Thane
    I confess that I'm having more trouble than I would have expected warming up to the idea of U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport. When I first heard John Sandford explain his rationale for moving Davenport out of Minnesota and freeing him up to move about the country taking on interesting cases, it sounded like an appealing idea. And apparently, for many readers, the approach is working. But not so much for me, at least not yet.While Davenport is still m...
  • Monnie
    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...
  • Lisa
    I do like that Davenport is now a U.S. Marshall, and he travels around the States now. I enjoyed the story, but hated that it was in D.C., and somewhat political. Still a good story with some genuinely funny moments!
  • Maureen Carden
    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...
  • Sandy
    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 guessed it. We're in Washington D.C. & the swamp is alive & well.Luca again gets assistance from Bob & Rae, 2...
  • Jim
    The 28th book in the series and a strong entry. Part of what I enjoy about a John Sandford novel is his humor and he doesn't disappoint in Twisted Prey. With Washington D.C. and politics as the backdrop he has plenty of opportunity. And a favorite (?) foe, Taryn Grant, is back. Taryn Grant was first introduced in Silken Prey. Lucas Davenport couldn't prove she was guilty of three murders then and now she is a powerful U.S. senator. She has a seat...
  • Lo9man88
    Back in Silken Prey Davenport faced off against Taryn Grant: a psychopath who was running for senator , in order to ensure her victory she framed her opponent by planting child pornography in his computer , she also killed to cover other murders she orchestrated in the past .... Despite our charming and stylish detective's best efforts he couldn't find any evidence linking her to any crime and everything was blamed on her security team , he prove...
  • Connie
    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...
  • Truman32
    Twisted Prey is a perfunctory and disposable entry into John Sandford’s usually stellar Lucas Davenport mystery series. Consider it the foil-lined wrapper your takeout hamburger comes in. Or better yet, imagine you have just driven your hungry self to the nearest Shake Shack (it’s easy if you try) and ordered a double Shack Stack and a large black and white shake. You unwrap your burger only to dismay at finding inside just another wrapper! Y...
  • Scott
    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
    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...
  • Athena (OneReadingNurse)
    The book has it all. Psychopaths, murders, humor, Lucas being a dick, fine tailored suits, and all the weaponry that Sandford loves to describe. Another Sandford masterpiece that ends with Lucas and Flowers having a beer and barbeque, talking childcare. I love how at the end, he wants our last image to be of the guys just being normal guys. I also loved Grant being brought back for another book, she is just wicked!Sandford is one of the few autho...
  • Darlene
    I believe this is book 28 in the Prey series, and what a fantastic addition to the series this is. Like me, many of you have followed Lucas Davenport from the beginning and he keeps getting better with age. With each Prey book I feel like I'm back with a dear old friend. There are quite a few humorous parts where I actually was laughing out loud, even though the topic of the book was very serious. Don't wait so long to come back to your friends, ...
  • Chris Conley
    I love the way Lucas Davenport’s mind works. I certainly would never to be on his bad side.
  • LInda L
    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, ...
  • Lynn
    This is a solid Sandford book: maybe not his best work, but still very enjoyable. The plot gets a bit convoluted, but you can still keep track of it all. There is a lot of his dry humor which is always refreshing. If you want a mystery/ thriller that is easy to read and you can just relax and enjoy, then this is your book.
  • Chuck
    Not much more to say than that this is my forty fifth John Sandford novel that I have read and I still thirst for the next one. Some people have strange addictions but mine is lawful. Lucas Davenport has become a U.S. Marshall and the only change is that I have already learned every town and backroad in Minnesota and now am learning towns and backroads throughout the country.
  • Cindy Newton
    I don't think John Sandford could write a bad book if he tried. The man just knows what he's doing! That being said, this one just seemed a little flat to me. Plenty of action, but it just wasn't one of his best. I think the difference is that usually the reader knows who the villain is, but Lucas doesn't. We watch with anticipation as he works the clues, getting closer and closer to the killer. This time, he knew from the beginning who the kille...
  • Tracy
    Another Great Lucas Davenport! Like his new role as a Federal Marshall, too! Next. . .
  • Cameron Wiggins
    John Sandford is back with Twisted Prey, book #28 in the Prey series, and boy has he scored a winner with this one. I hate to use cliches, but I literally could not put this one down, and read it very fast, considering my health. This book simply amazed me.Lucas Davenport is a U.S. Marshall now, and he is called into action by an old friend, Senator Porter Smalls. Smalls is returning to Washington, DC, with his associate and lover Cecily Whitehea...
  • Janet Newport
    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...
  • Deb
    I've read John Sanford since I became aware of him as an author and watched him grow. Lucas Davenport and his wife are two characters at times. This was a political thriller with turns and twists and I couldn't read it fast enough in between daily business. The last sentence is unexpected and don't read ahead!
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    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...
  • Mike
    Lucas, our former Minnesota law officer, is now a U.S. Federal Marshal. He's contacted by Senator Smalls - someone has tried to assassinate the lawmaker, and did kill his girlfriend.Davenport insinuates himself into the investigation, and is soon surrounded by former and current Defense contractor types. They're in the pocket of another Senator, Lucas's nemesis from an earlier story, the psychotic Taryn Grant.Throw in an attempt on Lucas's wife, ...
  • Judie
    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...