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...

Details Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29)

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

Reviews Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, #29)

  • Tim
    When it comes to interest and action, there are few better authors than John Sandford. Neon Prey is no exception and another superb effort. 10 of 10 stars
  • Maureen Carden
    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...
  • Kemper
    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...
  • Paula Kalin
    I am such a Lucas Davenport fan!I’ve read all 29 books. Lucas Davenport has been a staple in my life forever...He is brilliant. Dresses well. Likes to hunt killers. What more could you ask for?If you are not into this series yet, but like homicide detective stories. This is one of the best.I’m not a big fan of his current US Marshall partners though. Can we have Lukas just going back to being a homicide detective, please ? Otherwise, this boo...
  • Monnie
    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...
  • Sandy
    Bit of a disappointment, I'm afraid. Although the mystery/manhunt aspect is good, the dialogue is dull & seems like we've read it all before. There's nothing new here, just a darker plot with vicious bad guys & little humour to alleviate a more violent than usual story line.
  • 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. When we last saw our fearless hero, Lucas Davenport, he was getting comfortable in his federal marshal job which afforded him lots of freedom in cases he investigates. He had two agents assigned to him – Bob and Rae - both of whom are witty, hard-work...
  • Jim
    Clayton Deese is an enforcer for a New Orleans loan shark, Roger “Rog” Smith. Rog wants Deese to send a message to someone who has fallen behind on his payments but things don't work out as planned. Deese gets busted but skips bail. Deese is small time. The FBI would really like to get Smith so an FBI agent along with U.S. Marshall's Bob and Rae go to Deese's home. They don't find Deese but they do discover several graves behind his house. Th...
  • Janet Newport
    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...
  • Skip
    Lucas Davenport is now a full-fledged U.S. marshal, who is called upon for special assignments. In Book #29, he is called on for his expertise in tracking down a serial killer, Clayton Deese, who is a hit man for a New Orleans thug. After ditching his tracking device, a slew of dead bodies are discovered in his swampy backyard in Louisiana, with some showing signs of being eaten. Lucas manages to track him to L.A. where he has hooked up with some...
  • Jeff Dickison
    Another good Davenport story. In this one his team goes after a gang of home invaders which includes one cannibalistic serial killer. The action starts in Louisiana and winds up in the neon city of Las Vegas and the nearby desert. Recommended to Davenport fans.
  • Bicky
    I have never been disappointed by a John Sandford novel. But with this book, I am flabbergasted. The villain is dumb but lucky, Lucas Davenport shows no special insight and the repartee between Lucas and his colleagues Rae and Bob is flat. Unless you have a compulsion to read every 'Prey" book, avoid this one. 2* because I managed to finished it. This is really strange, considering his previous 'Prey' book - Twisted Prey was excellent.
  • OutlawPoet
    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...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    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...
  • Julie
    Nothing like reading this book where it is HOT and it is HOT here at the same time...Another great read :) Only now I am sad as I have to wait till next year for a new book.
  • Alan
    Only half of a book, and a repulsive one at thatReview of the Audible Audio edition (2019) narrated by Richard FerroneTW = brutal violence, cannibalism, assaultI’m not going to bury the lead here. This book mostly consists of several set pieces where Lucas Davenport and the U.S. Marshals with occasional other police forces are closing in on/and or confronting the villains. These scenes are then completely repeated from the other point of view i...
  • Mark Mindel
    Always good to be re-acquainted with Lucas Davenport and the gang. Of course, he's moved on from the Minnesota Bureau of Investigation and is now a special politically-appointed US Marshall who gets to choose his own cases, usually those to do with serial killers. This one is a unique one as the Marshalls team up with the FBI chasing down a gang of big-time robbers from LA who now have a cannibal/ serial killer in their midst. Wild chases and cra...
  • Mike
    Sandford is one of a handful of authors that, when a new one comes out, I am a glutton. Lucas, a recent hiring as a US Marshall, is asked to look at a case outside New Orleans. His deputy buddies, Rae and Bob, have helped discover several bodies, linked to a local hit man.Thus ensues a trek to California and Nevada, with a strong armed robbery gang, a serial killer, a dirty attorney and his henchman, and of course, several gunfights.
  • Steven Laing
    Waiting for the next one. Have read all of the Prey series and will continue to purchase them as they are written.I found Wicked Prey on a bus bench with a note attached stating read this? Been hooked ever since. Lucas Davenport is the man.
  • Chris Conley
    Oh my, 29 Lucas Davenport books and there is some new weird twist every time. This one just keeps turning on a dime.
  • Terri Anderson
    3.5* I still enjoy the Lucas Davenport series, but the last couple of entries have been a bit more gruesome and crude than usual. I like the repartee among the characters but some of the regular cast of characters were missing. Lucas and his U.S. Marshall's sidekicks, Bob and Rae, follow bad guy Clayton Deese from New Orleans to Los Angeles to Las Vegas and beyond. They always seem to be one step behind until the very end, but besides that there ...
  • SassafrasfromAmazon
    I never thought I would ever say this about Sandford's Prey series--this book was simply a mediocre offering. Typically, Lucas is in the thick of things, and he's able to figure out the "wanted" killer's possible next moves. Lucas is a leader. He has been shot, but he slowly bounces back (as he has in the past). Nevertheless, in this book, Lucas is NOT the leader in the hunt for the home invasion gang and the cannibal contract killer. In fact, ...
  • Woodstock Pickett
    How he does it, I don't know, but Sandford never disappoints. From the steamy back woods of Louisiana, where a cops discover a stash of cannibalised bodies to the dry heat of Las Vegas - Lucas Davenport tracks the cannibal, who travels with a group of home invasion artists. Things go dramatically wrong for the bad guys, and meticulous police procedure keep Davenport and assorted other feds close on their heels. This is, I think, the 29th book in ...
  • Laura
    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.
  • Mary Drayer
    The title should be “the cannibal”, but what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas? What a ride on another Lucas Davenport storyline that fills the pages with twists and turns-who made the bad guys “smart”?
  • Matthew
    Sandford continues his downward spiral of writing and this one was pretty bad. Next to nil character development/boring characters that had so much potential? Check. Poor editing? Everywhere. Plot holes? More than a moon made from Swiss cheese. To top all of that off, I found the story jumping back and forth especially annoying. Please, work the character's POV in seamlessly instead of chopping it up like it was written by multiple people.
  • Sara
    This is the latest installment in the successful Lucas Davenport series. As always it is well plotted and paced, with familiar, comfortable characters. The brief appearance of Virgil Flowers makes me anxious to read his next installment, too.
  • Kay
    Terrific read! From the swamp of Louisiana to Las Vegas strip, Lucas Davenport was on the hunt for a hit man who didn't let good meat go to waste.The only reason it's not a 5 star is because he didn't beat his previous book goodness: Twisted Prey which I love. Read it if you like crime novels!
  • Stephanie
    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’...
  • Mark McNease
    Sanford does it again! I’ve read almost all 29 Prey books. A good series is like a friend who ages with you. In this page turner, Lucas Davenport goes after a cannibalistic serial killer and gets even more than he bargained for. Among the more colorful characters is a woman who’s teamed up with the bad guys. What happens to her is a real surprise. The book has Las Vegas, snakes, malls, a mob guy and his enforcer/bag man. Everyone and everythi...