Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29) by John Sandford

Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29)

Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by #1 NewYork Times bestselling author John Sandford.It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the US Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn’t expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings.Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for yea...


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TitleNeon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29)
ISBN9780525536581
Author
Release DateApr 23rd, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller
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Reviews Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29)

  • Kemper
    1970-01-01
    I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And if what happens is that you get eaten by a cannibal while there you'll definitely be staying in Vegas.Clayton Deese was an enforcer/hired killer for a loan shark in New Orleans who gets arrested after one of his jobs go wrong. Since Deese has a lot of skeletons in his closet he jumps bail and disappears. Actually, the skeletons are in grave...
  • Maureen Carden
    1970-01-01
    Neon Prey by John Sandford has easily passed my old lady reading test. I read a quarter of the book, put it down for two weeks, and then pick it back up to finish. The test: remembering everything I have read and not having go back to refresh my memory. Neon Prey was an easy A+, no going back to refresh my memory of the story or characters. Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen step right up and read Neon Prey. You won’t be sorry, unless you don’t...
  • Monnie
    1970-01-01
    Only a couple of authors have written separate serial books featuring two different characters I absolutely love, and John Sandford is one of them. For years, law enforcement agents Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport have been never-miss favorites. It is the latter who takes center stage here (although happily, Virgil makes a couple of appearances as well).That said, most characters in long-running series - at least in my experience, and I'll cit...
  • Janet Newport
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam's Sons for this arc.I've always enjoyed John Sandford's Prey novels and this one (# 29) didn't disappoint. Lucas is still with the Marshall's service and it was great to see Bob and Rae back too as his trusted sidekicks. In Neon Prey, they has to scramble from New Orleans to LA to Las Vegas and points beyond, interacting with all sorts of law enforcement agencies. The action was non-stop and at time pretty gris...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    I’ll admit that it took me a little bit to get into Neon Prey. While I love Lucas (and dearly loved our little Virgil “ahem” Flowers cameo), our villain wasn’t exactly the sort we love to hate. Despite his…proclivities…I actually found him a little dull.However, the action amped up when our chase after one man became a chase after a group of very interesting characters. I was in.(And a little aside: props on your descriptions of Altad...
  • Randal White
    1970-01-01
    How does Sandford do it?I mean, book after book, he continues to make Lucas Davenport, (or, in his other series, Virgil Flowers), interesting and intriguing. This edition is no different. Davenport is hunting another BAD guy, this time a serial killing psycho, who, by the way, just happens to be a cannibal also! The buildup is great, and the action scenes exciting. You feel like you're riding in the car with the main character as he builds his ca...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    I love Davenport, and this was a decent installment in the series. The novels since Davenport joined the Marsals, however, have been really high on violence and quite a bit lower on investigation. These more recent novels have still been highly readable, they’re just moving in a direction I find less interesting overall.
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    1970-01-01
    Good ending; but it was a long, dry read getting there. I know I have said the last couple of books that I feel this series has gotten routine, boring, and I prefer Virgil Flowers. Yet here I am again...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    5 starsThis book is a thrill ride with near non-stop action.Clayton Deese is a bad, bad guy. He is a “fixer” for a lawyer/loan shark/bail bondsman named Roger “Rog” Smith. Smith is a slime ball and Deese does his dirty work for him. You want someone beat up? You want them killed? Deese can do it for you, no problem. Deese has a secret, even his boss doesn't know about. When a “job” goes wrong, Deese is arrested on a federal charge. He...
  • Darcy
    1970-01-01
    This was a pretty good addition to this series, not the best, but far from the worst. The crime part was so so, a bunch of stupid people getting lucky. I didn't mind that most of them were killed by the end, but hated that one woman got away with no punishment and continued on with things.What I liked most about this one were the talks that Lucas and Letty had. Lucas gave her some great advice on where to go next in her life, of course it helped ...
  • The Real Book Spy
    1970-01-01
    Things aren’t always what the first appearance in the latest novel from New York Times bestseller John Sandford, who brings back his fan-favorite hero, Lucas Davenport, for his 29th go-around. When was first arrested and booked for federal racketeering charges, the feds had no idea who they were dealing with. As it turns out, though, Clayton Deese, a hired killer with a taste for human flesh, is actually one of the most wanted men in the countr...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    There aren’t many authors whose latest book I eagerly await, and who maintain a consistently high level in terms of plot, character, and entertainment value. John Sandford has been one of those (along with Michael Connelly, Michael Robotham, Robert Crais, and Elizaeth George (OK, a few clunkers in the Lynley series, but overall still a fave). I was a bit surprised to realize that his latest, Neon Prey, is #29 in the Lucas Davenport series. I’...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Title: Neon PreySeries: Lucas Davenport 29#Author: John SandfordPenguin Group PutnamPages:400genre: mystery /thrillerPub date:April 23.2019author's websit: http://www.johnsandford.org/Books in the Lucas Sandford seriesNetgalley ARCNeon Prey :Book synopsisLucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by #1 NewYork Times bestselling author John Sandford.It was a relatively minor criminal...
  • Nancy Goldberg Wilks
    1970-01-01
    Neon Prey is the 29th book in John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series. In this installment, we are reunited with deputy U.S. Marshall Davenport and two of his co-workers, Bob and Rae. Clayton Deese is a hired goon who failed to make a required appearance while on bond. When law enforcement went looking for Deese at his Louisiana home, they instead found numerous graves with murdered, cannibalized remains. Just the sort of case to interest Marsha...
  • P.e. lolo
    1970-01-01
    In this book about Lucas Davenport, you are introduced to the killer first. Clayton Dees is not someone you want to run into, for his job is either to make you hurt so his boos gets his money or make you disappear. Now his job does not go the way he planned it and he is on the run. Also, law enforcement is all over his place in Louisiana. It is there that they begin to discover bodies or at least parts of them for he has eaten some parts. I shoul...
  • Dawn
    1970-01-01
    Clayton Deese is the most disturbing of serial killers and tracking him from Louisiana to Vegas is the US Marshal team of Lucas Davenport and Bob and Rae. So gruesome are his crimes, they willingly team up with FBI agent Sandro Tremanty. The action is non stop and, at times, brutal. The cast of characters are unique, and its not all black and white on who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Davenport is consistent in walking that fine line of...
  • Steve
    1970-01-01
    Neon pray by John Sanford is another diverting and regaling entry in the Lucas Davenport Minneapolis-based series. This time out Lucas who is now a federal marshal is on the trail of a vicious serial killer reminiscent of one of the all-time greats, Hannibal Lecter. It seems that his prey has killed multiple people and buried them in a Louisiana bayou. Now the serial killer is on his way to Los Angeles as well as to Las Vegas both cities full of ...
  • Anne Russ
    1970-01-01
    Though I thought the plot kind of went off the rails toward the end, I am thoroughly hooked on Sandford’s characters and will continue to follow them through whatever stories Sanford will share. Perhaps I am a little too involved with the characters as my big take-away from this book is that somewhere between the first Virgil Flowers book and the latest Lucas Davenport book, Virgil’s preacher father moved from being a Lutheran to an Episcopal...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Lucas Davenport continues to entertain, but in NEON PREY, he is not the Lucas of old. In a review of an earlier Prey novel, I suggested that the author kill off his wife Weather as she seemed to be cramping his style. Well, he has not quote done that, but her appearance in the novel is a cameo at best.Lucas is commissioned to find a serial killer who also happens to be a cannibal. At least the yuck factor is kept to a minimum. Davenport himself s...
  • Kyle Wendy Skultety (gimmethatbook.com)
    1970-01-01
    It’s hard to believe that this is Davenport’s 29th adventure. He’s gotten shot, stabbed, punched numerous times, and suffered various other indignities. In NEON PREY he and his fellow Marshals Bob and Rae are hot on the heels of a cannibal. Multiple bodies have been found in the yard of Clayton Deese, and the Marshals want to ask him some questions. Deese, however, is not cooperating.When Lucas and Co. discover that the livers from the bodi...
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    This was a tough read for me and not because it wasn't interesting and not because it wasn't well written. I struggled with this book because it was uncharacteristically violent. I felt like I needed to cover my eyes. The violence included (might be a spoiler alert): cannibalism, murder, attempted murder, more murder, the murder of characters who had a voice in the story, kidnapping, and repeat rape and abuse. I really enjoy John Sandford books a...
  • Kristine
    1970-01-01
    I like this author and I really have liked this series. There aren't too many authors that I will pre-order books yet this series and his Virgil Flowers series are in that category. I was thinking that the series might have run its course, or at least that we were getting close to the end. I mean...29 books... Now we get to Neon Prey. As I was reading this story, I was thinking about how this was, in theory, a bit different from books in the past...
  • Char (1RadReader59)
    1970-01-01
    In this book about Lucas Davenport, you are introduced to the killer first. Clayton Dees is not someone you want to run into, for his job is either to make you hurt so his boos gets his money or make you disappear. Now his job does not go the way he planned it and he is on the run. Also, law enforcement is all over his place in Louisiana. It is there that they begin to discover bodies or at least parts of them for he has eaten some parts. I shoul...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    Neon pray by John Sanford is another diverting and regaling entry in the Lucas Davenport Minneapolis-based series. This time out Lucas who is now a federal marshal is on the trail of a vicious serial killer reminiscent of one of the all-time greats, Hannibal Lecter. It seems that his prey has killed multiple people and buried them in a Louisiana bayou. Now the serial killer is on his way to Los Angeles as well as to Las Vegas both cities full of ...
  • Art
    1970-01-01
    It's always a treat to see a new Sandford on the shelves. And this one doesn't disappoint.Granted, Lucas Davenport is getting a little bit older and a little bit slower. But he still has some great adventures.He and the US Marhalls are chasing a hired killer/cannibal. There's a of shooting and a high body count. There may be a bit more from the side of the bad guys than from Davenport's perspective --- and the cannibal killer is very unlikeable.B...
  • Jeff
    1970-01-01
    Neon Prey is the 29th book in the Lucas Davenport series, and this collection just keeps getting better and better. The book follows US Marshal Davenport’s attempts to apprehend a fugitive cannibalistic serial killer. There is constant action, as the reader follows along with Davenport and his familiar crew as they chase their prey. Any fan of the series will be pleased with the book, and any first time readers will be instantly hooked, as I wa...
  • Ron
    1970-01-01
    Are you ready of a Louisiana cannibal? Well, that is what Lucas, Bob, and Rae have in their sights when several bodies are dug up in a swampy backyard. And several had been BBQed before burial. The chase heads to LA where a shootout lands Lucas in the hospital and the case goes cold. Later, they start pulling a few strings and head over to Vegas and its neon lights. Plenty of action, quips, and clever tricks keeps the reader reading until the las...
  • Scott Dickinson
    1970-01-01
    Loved the story, but there where typosAs always, great to spend time with Lucas Davenport. The cameos were a nice touch but would have liked a little more time with the old gang. The bad guys weren't clever but rather bad luck kept them in the game. One continuing detail that John Sandford has in the prey novels is the location specific details. The dialogue is as sharp as ever and the story was believable. There were a few typos in my Kindle edi...
  • Susan W
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Netgalley. I love John Sandford books and this is a good one. Many bad guys, some worse than others, there is even a Cannibal thrown into the mix. Lucas Davenport along with other US Marshalls, the FBI, local police and sheriff departments are all trying to capture these thieves and murders that have been wreaking havoc over LA and Los Vegas. Lucas is shot and we have to wait while he heals, he’s getting a bit older so it takes longer...