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Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #7)
     

Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #7)

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by John Sandford
 

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From the bestselling author of night prey and winter prey...an all-new Lucas Davenport thriller.


Run for it...


It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent-teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted. She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the

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From the bestselling author of night prey and winter prey...an all-new Lucas Davenport thriller.


Run for it...


It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent-teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted. She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed up to the car. The last thing she did notice was the hand reaching out for her and the voice from out of the past -- and then the three of them were gone.


Hours later, deputy chief Lucas Davenport stood in the parking lot, a blood-stained shoe in his hand, the ground stained pink around him, and knew that this would be one of the worst cases he'd ever been on. With an urgency born of dread, he presses the attack, while in an isolated farmhouse, Andi Manette does the same, summoning all her skills to battle an obsessed captor. She knows the man who has taken her and her daughters, knows there is a chink in his armor, if only she can find it. But for both her and Davenport, time is already running out.


John Sandford's novels have always been extraordinary for their harrowing twists, unforgettable characters, and crackling prose. But Mind Prey tops them all. It is the work of a true master.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Minneapolis PD Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport, seen last in Night Prey, carries on as a smart, quirky hero in the seventh ``Prey'' book. When psychiatrist Andi Manette and her two young daughters are kidnapped, Lucas must discover whether it's a ransom snatch, the work of one of Andi's ex-patients or the ruse of someone in her life who might benefit from her death. (Her father, stepmother, estranged husband and medical partner are all good suspects.) Readers know the kidnapper is John Mail, a scary ex-patient who's entertained nasty dreams of Andi for years. He enacts his violent sex fantasies with the imprisoned Andi; it seems only a matter of time before he will go after the girls. Lucas, meanwhile, draws on all available resources, including his own computer game company, to flush out Mail, a gamer who enjoys taunting Lucas with phone calls. During this time, Andi has been trying to maintain an element of control and contrive an escape. Sandford expertly ratchets up the suspense from beginning to the brutal finish. Lucas does get his villain, but no one comes out of this experience unscarred. Literary Guild main; Doubleday Book Club alternate. (May)
Library Journal
The seventh in the author's best-selling "Prey" series (e.g., Night Prey, LJ 5/15/94).
From the Publisher
"Among Sandford's most chilling." —San Francisco Examiner

"His seventh, and best, outing in the acclaimed Prey suspense series." —People

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425152898
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Lucas Davenport Series , #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
4.42(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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This book offers the best set of literary readings of Talmudic materials in English, and the best English introduction to the issues such readings entail, that this reviewer has seen.

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From the Publisher
"Among Sandford's most chilling." —San Francisco Examiner

"His seventh, and best, outing in the acclaimed Prey suspense series." —People

Meet the Author

A distinctive and nuanced analysis of six narratives from the Babylonian Talmud... I would recommend this excellent book to Rubenstein's intended audience as well as anyone who is interested in the literary analysis of religious narratives... Rubenstein's analyses are careful and thorough, and he argues his points well. In addition, Talmudic Stories opens up a host of new challenges.

— Jonathan Schofer

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
February 23, 1944
Place of Birth:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education:
State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism
Website:
http://www.johnsandford.org

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Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
nsrn More than 1 year ago
Wish I could tell you how much I love spending time with Lucas Davenport and his co-workers...but there just aren't words to describe it.
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Just when Sandford has you all wound up, someone says something hilarious and you realize you're following one of the great American writers.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
The seventh Lucas Davenport book by John Sanford does a great job of making the react. Whether its to the brutality to a victim, fear for her daughter, angst towards the cops nears misses, etc. Davenport is a great leading man who has personality and flaws. His relationship with his girlfriend, Weather, is real and enjoyable. His friends and coworkers seem realistic. Overall, the book was very good but too brutal at times.
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Pure adrenaline!
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