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I thoroughly enjoy the "Prey" series by John Sandford, starring Lucas Davenport. I find that I usually read these in clumps. I'll read a number of books that are more literary in nature and then desire something that I can just enjoy and have fun with.
For this purpose, Sandford's novels are perfect. The characters, Davenport in particular, are well developed and have all grown as the series has progressed. The stories are different than most detective fiction, in that we almost always know who the killer is early in the plot's development. It's not a whodunit but rather a how do we catch them.
I wholeheartedly recommend this and all the "Prey" novels as an excellent escape from mundane daily life.
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Who do you trust? No one, especially while on a hunting trip with a group of "friends". Everybody has guns and everybody has something to gain by the death of the Chairman, somebody pulls the trigger killing the "top man" and nobody is sorry that he's dead.... wow! a murder mystery for Lucas Davenport to solve.
This is where the skills and intuition of Lucas Davenport steps in to solve the case. But it was not going to be easy because the same people who are supposed to be the man's friends contains at least one man or woman who was willing to pull the trigger, and would benefit from the man's death. There are twists and turns in the storyline that keeps the story interesting and the listener guessing whodunit.
Ferrone, the narrator, is the voice of Lucas Davenport. An enjoyable listen.
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