Extreme Prey : Lucas Davenport

  • by John Sandford
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • Series: Lucas Davenport
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling 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.

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Lucas Davenport in Iowa during political campaign

John Sandford has been writing novels for almost 30 years and he has a huge following of readers who will rate anything he writes 5 stars. From my perspective his novels are highly variable between 3 and 5 stars. Although there are 20 John Sandford novels, 14 from the Lucas Davenport series and 6 from the Virgil Flowers series, in my Audible library, I have only written reviews of only two.

In Extreme Prey, Book 26 in the thriller series, Davenport has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, his long time employer over a disagreement with his boss (Davenport is very wealthy from software sales and does not need to work). He is enticed to help protect a presidential candidate during the campaign for the Iowa caucuses. There is an Iowa group of farmers who believe the Democrat candidates are are not liberal/progressive enough, so they plan to kill the top candidate during a parade at the Iowa state fair.

The first Lucas Davenport novel was published 27 years ago. In the first 4 novels in the series he is a bachelor who lives a rather wild private life. The series improves in Book 5 when he meets his future wife and surgeon Weather and begins to change his roguish ways. The series improves further when they adopt Letty and their first child is born. The very best novels in the series are those where Weather and/or Letty play a major part. Books 7, 9 10, 17, 20, 23, and 25 are solid 5 star thrillers. Extreme Prey, Book 26, is a solid three star thriller although it may deserve 3.5 stars.

Richard Ferrone has narrated all 26 audiobooks in the Lucas Davenport series. He is an excellent narrator, but is not among the top tier.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

killed bunny with a crescent wrench

I have read all of the Lucas Davenport books but in the first minute of this one a woman kills a bunny with a rusty crescent wrench. Thats as far as i got.....
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- Pam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio