Synopses & Reviews
In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to...certainly nothing he ever expected. Which is too bad, because the killers and, yes, there is more than one of them are expecting him.
Brilliantly suspenseful, filled with rich characterization and exciting drama, Invisible Prey is further proof that Sandford is in a class of his own.
"Bestseller Sandford opts for a contemplative procedural rather than a high-octane nail-biter for his 17th novel to feature Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport (after 2005's Broken Prey). The brave and intelligent Davenport, one of contemporary crime fiction's more congenial sleuths, is working a politically sensitive case state senator Burt Kline is on the edge of being arrested for having sex with a minor when he's called in to investigate the beating death of wealthy widow Constance Bucher and her maid. Bucher lived in a mansion stuffed with antiques, though it's unclear if robbery was the motive for the murders. Several run-of-the-mill suspects are dealt with before the reader learns the identity of the two killers, who continue to murder a string of folks all variously connected to the Bucher slaying. Eventually, the Bucher and Kline cases come together in an unexpected way. Interesting and unusual supporting characters, good and bad guys alike, enhance an intriguing puzzle." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The latest in the Prey series is more thriller than mystery; the villains are revealed early, and the plot is advanced through the bad guys' point of view....As always for Sandford, entertaining and intelligent reading." Booklist
"Is Lucas Davenport losing his edge?...Series fans will miss the adrenaline rush they usually get from his books but will appreciate the cameo by Sandford's other series character, Kidd." Library Journal
"Sandford has returned with one of his best books in recent memory. Invisible Prey is a contemplative, intelligent suspense novel that shows the author in fine form." The Washington Post Book World
"In his latest work, Invisible Prey, Sandford has crafted a complicated and creepy story that takes off on page one....Fans and new readers will not be disappointed with Invisible Prey." BookReporter.com
The latest novel from bestselling author Sandford features the return of Lucas Davenport in this brilliantly suspenseful, richly characterized, and exciting drama that is one of the most startling in the Prey series yet.
Lucas Davenport returns in one of the most startling Prey novels yet from the number-one-bestselling author.
About the Author
John Sandford is the author of seventeen Prey novels and six other books, most recently Dead Watch.