By John Sandford
No matter what month it is, it always feels like Christmas when the next Prey gift is received. This is the 28th book in the much-loved series, if you can believe it, and Lucas Davenport, a name all suspense readers know and love, returns to match wits with an old…friend.
Of course, there is no friendship here. Taryn Grant is her name and she became a big name when she ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate and was hugely successful. When it comes to the way Davenport thinks of her, being in the usually cruel world of politics is definitely the right place for Taryn to call home. However, as far as Davenport is concerned, she is also a wealthy woman who is a pure and utter psychopath.
Even if the rest of the world might not believe him, he is absolutely convinced that Taryn is responsible for three dead bodies; she is a murderer through and through, even though Davenport has no proof to show that she is a cold-hearted killer.
Now that Lucas is a Federal Marshal he, too, sits in a seat of power that allows more doors to be open to him. He has learned all about the next steps that the senator has been taking, such as gaining a seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and what her position means when it comes to building her own inventory of contacts that could help this psychopath kill again.
This is one of those Prey thrillers where the dialogue is fast, the action is continuing, and a cat-and-mouse game ensues that will keep you interested until the very end. Lucas Davenport remains a “must-read” character, making fans feel a lot like Christmas has come once again.