Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #12)

Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #12)

by John Sandford
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Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #12) by John Sandford

The #1 bestselling novelist returns with his most harrowing Prey of all: the story of a congenial man with a decidedly uncongenial hobby.

"Masterful," wrote the Los Angeles Times about Easy Prey. "Secrets explode, bullets fly, bodies fall, and the ground keeps shifting. You won't want to miss it." True words-but the best is yet to come.

He desired women. All kinds, all shapes, all sizes. He would fix on a woman and build imaginary stories around her. Some of the women he knew well, others not at all. Most of them faded quickly. Only a few became objects of desire.

An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and...well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.

Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take some unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster-and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair.

Filled with the rich characterization and detail that distinguish all of Sandford's work, Chosen Prey is a masterpiece of suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754017097
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Lucas Davenport Series , #12
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 477

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twelve Prey novels. He is also the author of The Night Crew and the two Kidd novels, The Fool's Run and The Empress File. He lives in Minnesota.

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

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Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #12) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I esp liked "Chosen Prey" for a variety of reasons - not the least of which was the always enjoyable Sanford writing style & story construction. However, "Chosen", more than any other of the prey series thusfar, revealed in greater depth: 1) The complex nature of law enforcement & the legal process & 2) A more personal side of its recurring cast of characters. As an added bonus, we also got glimpses of the direction Lucas will be taking in his personal & "business" life. I'm already on to the next installment & want to re-emphasize that the best reading experience for the prey series is to read them in order.
Deezly-Doo More than 1 year ago
Davenport is an amazing character. For anyone loving murder mystery, this is a great pick!! I recommend srating form the first in the series to get the full effect of Davenport and his wild life!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This, along with the rest of the 'Prey' books, was excellent. It was nice to see Lucas back with Weather, and I think this is the first book where I have not seen him involved with more than one woman! REFRESHING..... The only dissapointment was, I don't want to wait for the next book to find out if Weather is pregnant!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sanford really knocks it out of the park on this one. A really great read, with a fasinateing ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last book in the series i think was just bad and i was almost going to stop with the series for fear that the rest of the series was going to be like that but i was glad when my friend told me that this book was so much better
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chosen Prey's, by John Sandford, characters are real as is the plot of the mystery. Although one can see where Mr. Sandford is going, it's fun to read/listen to how he gets there. Eric Conger who narrated the audio is very good. I recommed this book/cd/cassette to all mystery fans. Kit
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wandererDE More than 1 year ago
My favorite LD novel because it depicts a criminal as being happily aware he is a homicidal maniac. The circling Davenport bothers the villain but that doesn't stop him. A nattily dressed neat freak mass murderer haunts the pages of this novel. Sandford's character construction is flawless in this one and in my opinion deserving of as the professor would say "High Marks".
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