Night Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #6)

Night Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #6)

by John Sandford

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A savage psychopath is playing cat and mouse with Lucas Davenport. But both killer and detective find themselves at odds with a female investigator who has intensely personal reasons for catching the killer herself-and fast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101146200
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Series: Lucas Davenport Series , #6
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 11,090
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in New Mexico.


St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

February 23, 1944

Place of Birth:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism

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Night Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Prey series up to and including this one. I liked Night Prey better than some of the others. One thing I like is Lucus did not fall into bed with nearly everybody he saw in this one. I still feel Winter Prey is the best one I have read so far. In Night Prey, Koop is the killer, you know that from the first page, there is no doubt. The story follows the same format. Lucus and team keep asking questions and following up on leads until they figure out who the killer is. They then set a trap for him which does not go as expected. I was surprised at the ending. I liked it as it was an unusual twist. The characters are good and you can see in your mind what is happening. The bad thing is you know that what is written here can actually happen in everday live. Thats not good.
debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another long one, this time lengthwise as well. Someone mentioned to me that they didn't like this series because of the language and I wondered why. I had not noticed before, maybe not as sensitive to it as others, but this one did have a bit more of a rough edge to it. But I think it went with Davenport's mood. He seemed to have a lot of trouble transitioning himself in all these directions and it manifested himself in his temper. I am already tired of Weather's character, too wimpy. I think Connell would have made an excellent partner for Davenport. Oh well, this one was a bit gory, a bit slow, but again, no idea who Koop is until the fast paced end.
dspoon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
streetwise Minneapolis deputy police chief Lucas Davenport is beleaguered by perplexing females. Charged with saving the political life of Rose Marie Roux, the ambitious police chief who has her eye on a Senate seat, he's given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex-crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women. Davenport's unwelcome colleague in this case is feminist Meagan Connell, an abrasive State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator who's obsessed with catching the killer before she dies of cancer. Also bedeviled by the ill-timed assignment of a new partner, a yuppie who was formerly assigned to the grade schools as "Officer Friendly" and who happens to be the husband of the mayor's niece, Davenport is additionally saddled with the mystifying death of an elderly woman who died rather conveniently, freeing some local hoods to profit from a real-estate scam. Juxtaposing the dark consciousness of the sex-fixated murderer against the narrative perspective of Davenport, Sandford builds a compelling counter-rhythm of suspense. The narrative is sensitively embued with Davenport's humaneness as, in awe, he watches Connell courageously fight to postpone her impending death. Yet, credibly flawed, the cop also displays a roving eye when he's momentarily distracted from his deep commitment to the lovely physician Weather Karkinnen by a beautiful and seductive TV anchor.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 6th book in the Prey Novels. Lucas is back in Minneapolis in his new appointed role as the new official quicker picker upper, and Weather has followed him down from Wisconsin. Roux Marie has made Lucus her fix-it man. When things start heating up for to politicos he steps up and solves the problem. When the murder rate is going for an all time high and several appear as a possible serial murderer, who guts female victims, Lucas is sent to stop it.Overall another excellent crime thriller and scores about par for the Davenport series. Fast paced and keeps you reading from the first page to the last. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandford just can't be beat. I've read the series and have gone back and reading them all for a second time.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
John Sandford has such a gift for writing creepy characters that can be believable and terrifying. Here, in Night Prey, the author gives us another take involving flawed protagonist Lucas Davenport. Davenport’s life is taking turns that he didn’t expect and they case maks it even more unpredictable. The killer’s motivations and actions are eerie and Davenport and his cohorts make logical steps in solving the crimes. Overall, a very good book in a very good series!
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herb34 More than 1 year ago
I don't know how Sandford comes up with the characters for his novels but he picked a wild one here. Bring on number seven.
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TrueBlood2009 More than 1 year ago
Well, I would definitely recommend all of the Prey novels by John Sanford. I really liked Night Prey. As usual, full of suspense, surprises and lots of grizzly details. I fell in love with Lucas Davenport while reading these books and you will too!