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Silken Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #23)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Political thriiller and a good read--conflicting agendas of the

Political thriiller and a good read--conflicting agendas of the characters keep you on your toes--Sanford does it again and even has a Virgil Flowers cameo appearance for us readers that have followed the series.

posted by Mikeeman on May 18, 2013

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20 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

The series has become too scripted. While new readers may need

The series has become too scripted. While new readers may need the character background to get up to speed, it is really annoying for those who have read the series to get the same character and setting background material in every one of the books. It is a waste of t...
The series has become too scripted. While new readers may need the character background to get up to speed, it is really annoying for those who have read the series to get the same character and setting background material in every one of the books. It is a waste of time and serves primarily as filler material. If you go through the book and pull out all the stuff that is background and has been shared in previous books, you will be amazed at how much of the material is filler. Just like food leftovers, the old material has gone stale and is not appealing.

This installment of the Prey series trots out a completely unrealistic number of former characters from the Prey, Kidd and Flowers series. Heck, it got so bad that I was seriously expecting Anna and Creek from the Night Crew to show up.

Also, the constant theme of hiding one's identity by killing anyone who is a link is both trite and simplistic. Quite frankly, I got into the series because John Sandford was able to develop interesting characters with novel thought patterns and actions but the last few books are really getting weak and the large amount of killing is detracting from the story and character development that set him apart as a writer.

This is the book where the Davenport series "jumps the shark" and I can no longer recommend it to others.

posted by GM_likes_reading on May 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    A great continuation of an ongoing saga

    THis is yet another great book detailing the struggles and danger faced by Lucas Davenport. He outsmarts and outmaneuvers highly trained enemies in an attempt to uncover the plot behind an unlawful election. Another great fast paced thriller that keeps you glued to the story

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Another good one

    I've read many, many John Sandford offerings, and they always satisfy. It may help that I lived in MN for many years, so the setting is familar and comforting, now that I've been away from there for nine years.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Love Lucas D.

    Really enjoyed this book, but must say the end was not satisfying to me.

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