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Publisher's Summary

Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.
There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.
Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.
©2012 John Sandford (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By bebe on 05-19-12

Sanford writes another winner!

I have eagerly awaited this latest book in the Lucas Davenport series and I was not dissappointed. I really would have liked to give in 4 1/2 stars, if it were possible. I very seldom give 5 stars. I save those for extraordinary books (like A Prayer for Owen Meany, Angela's Ashes, and Pride and Prejudice - to name a few).

Lucas and Weather now have three children - Letty (adopted), Sam and a new baby girl. There was no mention of Lucas's daughter by Jenny. I really like the character Letty, and she plays an important role in this book .Most of the reoccuring characters from previous Davenport books appear in Stolen Prey.

A random crime against Lucas begins the book, followed by an especially gruesome murder of a family. Lucas in involved in investigating the crime and the murders. The murders involve a cruel and dangerous gang from Mexico. The action is fast paced. The dialogue is snappy and witty. Lucas is his typical macho self and still has his personal code of ethics/morals. The narrator does a very good job with this book.

I found myself torn about whom was responsible for the murders and violence. Should I blame the relative harmless people who unknowlingly set the viscious gang in motion, or do I blame the viscious gang who performed the attacks - or both?

Great book, and it could stand alone if you don't mind references to events or people from previous books. However I believe it would be even more enjoyable if you have been keeping up with the series from the beginning, as I have. Even though I have read or listened to every book in the Lucas Davenport series, there were some references to prevous events that I don't recall. It makes me want to go revisit previous Davenport books. Most of all, it makes me want Sandford to write the next book in the series.

I think you will be glad you purchased Stolen Prey.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Erin on 05-18-12

Sandford Gives A Jaw Dropping Ending!

Would you listen to Stolen Prey again? Why?

I'm already listening to it for a second time, I think there may be a third.

What did you like best about this story?

It had me seriously involved within the first five minutes. I'm so impressed with how the depth of the two stories had me wanting to keep reading because I just needed to know what was going to happen next.

What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ferrone needs to work on his breathing, it was slightly distracting but his overall performance was very well done ... As usual.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The best of the entire series.

Any additional comments?

I have been reading Davenport for years, never missed a release. Some have Impressed me and some not so much. This one is by far his best. I was so shocked at the end that I had to listen to it three times.

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