Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.
No matter who gets in the way.
Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels �a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, �If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”
Okay, back to Silken Prey starring Lucas Davenport. Lucas is the guy most men want to be. (I think, as I’m not a guy). He’s wealthy, has a smart, beautiful wife, Weather, and children and lots of expensive, fast cars. In addition, he has a very interesting job but doesn’t need it and can take chances others can’t in order to solve the case. That’s never more apparent than in Silken Prey, the 23rd in the series. This is all about dirty politics and murder.
The synopsis gives the basics of the story. The way Mr Sanford weaves the story together is brilliant. You know almost immediately who the bad guys are and why. Lucas, with help from his great supporting cast, has to follow the trail and try to prove the case. “That F**king Flowers” even has his cameo and insight to give on the case, along with Kidd and the secondary characters in all the Prey books.
Lucas and his crew aren’t super heroes. They make mistakes, come to bad conclusions and in general are more reflective of “the real world” in law enforcement. While you know the bad guy up front, the story still takes bunches of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages.
There’s a little bit of everything in a Sanford novel. Humor, drama, and suspense. I really liked this book. It was entertaining and so well written and paced that the time just flew by. I didn’t want it to end and in a way, it didn’t…..
A must read in my opinion.