They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes—they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.
Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do.
Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger—but just may change the course of his life.
What I liked: To me, this series is so character driven that I feel like I know each and every one of them. They feel like real, everyday people who just happen to work in law enforcement. Lucas Davenport is the center point of this series. I've seen Lucas grow and go through things in life that each and every one of us have had to deal with at one point or another. He just feels so real.
Of course, to make the series and particularly Gathering Prey, even better is the supporting cast. There's all the politics involved with any high level job and Lucas is just about fed up with all of it. It provides an edge to Gathering Prey that kept me on my toes. I've always loved Letty. She is Lucas' and Winter's adopted daughter but more like Lucas than his biological children. She's smart, well, very smart, intelligence wise but her street smarts and life experiences have made her one exceptional young lady.
The idea of "travelers" is a real one and Mr Sandford explains their lifestyle in a way that draws you in and makes you think of more innocent times. I could actually imagine some of my friends adopting this lifestyle but with our society the way it is today....it's mind boggling to think of individuals living this way. It's a recipe of disaster but I could understand people choosing to move from place to place and living in the moment. The thing I think Mr Sandford highlights is that people are just people and the majority are not problem makers or deranged killers.
What I didn't like: This is my favorite thing is say when I get to this portion of the review....Nada! I liked everything!!
A great addition to the series and based on the end of Gathering of Prey, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment!!!