Extreme Prey

Extreme Prey

A Novel

Book - 2016
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An extraordinary Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times -bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

After the events in Gathering Prey , Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation--no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. "Should be fun!" he says, and it kind of is--until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016, ♭2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399573798
Branch Call Number: SAND
Characteristics: 406 pages ; 24 cm


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ArapahoeStaff26 Dec 02, 2019

Loved this thriller! My first John Sanford.

Nov 11, 2017

Another very good 'prey' novel.

Aug 15, 2017

Very good. Lucas Davenport, retired from the Minnesota BCA, is recruited to investigate threats against a candidate in the runup to a presidential primary. Vietnam-era protest group seems to be at the core of the conspiracy. I particularly appreciated the even-handed approach to political differences: while obviously anti-bombing, Lucas/Sanford does not overtly express any political opinions.

Jun 03, 2017

"Extreme Prey" is okay. It is not definitely not up to the quality of earlier Sanford 'prey' novels. Making a couple rural Aunt Bees into Posse Comitatus murderers and assassins is a little far fetched.

Feb 07, 2017

I don't know. Maybe after reading so many Sanford books they start seeming a bit the same to me. That's probably not too surprising. Once an author hits on a successful formula you can understand them being reluctant to depart from it. This one struck me as a bit slower and none of the dialog had the "zing" to it some of the books have, particularly the Virgil Flowers ones.

trevordunfordswife Nov 12, 2016

I love Lucas! And I definitely want him on my side as opposed to against me...he makes a formidable enemy. I found the attention to detail and humour set this one above the rest and as usual, it made my weekend zing by at an alarming rate! Can't wait to see him -- in the White House maybe??

Nov 02, 2016

OMG I loved this book it was fast paced and damn if Lucas Davenport was not hilarious. He made me snicker amid all the rampage and yes I read this book in 2 nights with only about 20 minutes of nap time. This is for me the best of the Prey novels and I will read this again in the future.

akasq Sep 24, 2016

an enjoyable interesting book.

Aug 24, 2016

This one was just OK for me. It moved pretty slow in the beginning. The dialogue was short and stilted in some places. It does get better towards the end.

Jul 29, 2016

Iowa is a really nasty place according to Sandford. All your neighbors are ready to kill and some deservedly so. I like the way the story unfolds but the characters are simply too far out in the cornfield. I think Sandford is running out of ideas.

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