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Publisher's Summary

The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare, is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
©1989 John Sandford (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A police procedural as effective as it is brutal." (Publishers Weekly) "Sleek and nasty...a big, scary suspenseful read." (Stephen King)
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By D on 08-31-11

I love this series

John Sandford Prey series is awesome but If your like me I have read/listened to a few out of order; it's really no big deal but here is the list in order just in case anyone wants to know:
. 1. Rules of Prey (1989)
2. Shadow Prey (1990)
3. Eyes of Prey (1991)
4. Silent Prey (1992)
5. Winter Prey (1993)
6. Night Prey (1994)
7. Mind Prey (1995)
8. Sudden Prey (1996)
9. Secret Prey (1998)
10. Certain Prey (1999)
11. Easy Prey (2000)
12. Chosen Prey (2001)
13. Mortal Prey (2002)
14. Naked Prey (2003)
15. Hidden Prey (2004)
16. Broken Prey (2005)
17. Invisible Prey (2007)
18. Phantom Prey (2008)
19. Wicked Prey (2009)
20. Storm Prey (2010)
21. Buried Prey (forthcoming, early 2011)

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By Carmen C on 03-20-15

Smart Start to a Series

I'm always looking for a new author of thrillers that I like, and I'm super picky. I need it to be psychologically gripping and this book had me. I liked it that we got in the mind of the killer, and it was a good police procedural. The womanizing was slightly annoying, and I hated the pregnant girlfriend, but I'm hoping she doesn't last through the whole series. But those were such a small part of the book they didn't really make me like the book less, and hey, he offset that with a nun for a friend. Overall very interesting and I'll keep reading this series.

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By JohnA on 05-26-06

One of the best I have heard

The difficulty with an audio book is judging which authors will come across well in a slightly different medium. I have explored widely and despite thrillers being my prefered reading,in audio I have until now prefered ancient history. This book was however very well paced and involving at just the right level. Perhaps not a great book but certainly a great listen and kept me involved for the full 12 hours.
My only problem is that I cannot now find another although Sandford has written an entire series.

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By ThePuss on 01-30-08

An excellent listen for Sandford fans

Being a 'Prey' fan for many years I was delighted to find this on Audible. It used to be difficult to get the books in the UK but that has changed. Now if only Audible UK can make it easier to get audio versions (as the US site has at least a half a dozen titles).

This is quite a long unabridged version, but the reader (Ferrone) is excellent. I don't think I've ever come across an audio reader who has made the novel sound exactly like I felt it should - given that I have read most of the other books in the Prey series myself.

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