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Hidden Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #15)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    As I've said before, another safisfying read

    As I've mostly said before, this is yet another satisfying J.S. read. The basic story was more than a little improbable -- esp the character of Nadya & the lack of background for all the KGB historical detail. Grandpa's murder/suicide near the end was so clearly predictable ... but you could easily overlook all these things & just enjoy the ride thru the action & the typical Lucas antics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2005

    A good book

    I must admit the first time I read this book I didn't like it. I was so used to John Sandford's unusual plot twists, murderers terroizing small towns, missing people and what not, I just didn't get Hidden Prey. I picked up a copy on CD and listened to it while commuting 80 miles to work each day and changed my mind. Eric Conger does such a wonderful job narrating the Prey books, you can actually see Lucas racing his Porche down the Minnesota freeways in his GQ wardrobe. I found the book to be much more suspenseful and enjoyable the second time around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2004

    SANDFORD IS TOPS

    John Sandford's Prey series has been called riveting, compulsively readable, and splendid. It is all of these. Then, just when you think this author couldn't possibly pen a story any more dynamite reading than the last he does. 'Hidden Prey' is Sandford in top form - it's surprising, exciting with action aplenty. There's no rest for popular protagonist Lucas Davenport in this one. With the discovery of a dead Russian on the shores of Lake Superior Davenport feels like it's deja vu the Cold War in today's Minnesota. Before long the FBI discovers that the murdered man had KGB connections. Was he a Russian intelligence agent? Everyone has both questions and theories - Davenport arrives on the scene, a Russian policeman jets in from Moscow, law enforcement officers investigate, and reporters of every ilk converge. A barrage of violent events cloud the original crime: a homeless woman is garroted, a bar owner is attacked, and a police officer is shot. Despite the confusion Davenport finds out a few things he didn't want to know - this part of his home state once sheltered a bunch of Communist sympathizers, and there's every indication that this cell is alive and well once again. There's much for Davenport to retrace - another place, another time - all of which puts him in peril. Yet, this must be done before he can begin to unravel this many layered mystery. If you liked 'Naked Prey' you'll be delighted with 'Hidden Prey.' Or, if you haven't read any of the Prey series - treat yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    Much promise, but...

    For long-time Sandford fans, Hidden Prey is a refreshing change of pace. No single crazoid killer here...but rather what appears to be a hidden nest of spies. Ooooo, cloak and dagger. Unfortunately, while the story is a REAL page-turner (I finished it in 2 days), the logic that fuels the entire thing is so muddy as to be unbelievable, and the ending is EXTREMELY unsatisfying. As for character treatment, the usual cast of characters is almost nonexistent (Davenport's new 12 year-old ward, for example, only merits 2 passing mentions), and Sandford spends a remarkable amount of time building a character, Trey, who he hardly mentions after the initial set-up is done. He may as well have put her on a bus and had her disappear to Alaska for all the good she did as the story unfolded. All in all, a C-plus to B rating. A good read, but one that will leave the reader feeling vaguely unsatisfied by what ends up feeling like a tempest in a teapot.

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