Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review: Storm Prey

From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. At the start of bestseller Sandford's superb 20th Lucas Davenport thriller (after Wicked Prey), the getaway vehicle from a botched early morning robbery, which results in a pharmacy employee's death, almost collides with the car driven by Lucas's surgeon wife, Weather Karkinnen. Weather, who was on her way to work at the Minnesota Medical Research Center, becomes a key witness. Sandford masterfully handles both sides of the equation as the thieves—planner Lyle Mack, his brother, Joe, and their henchmen—work to cover their crime. The investigation belongs to Minneapolis deputy chief Marcy Sherrill, but Lucas of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension pulls out all the stops to protect his wife. Sandford creates additional drama throughout as Weather and a skilled team of doctors perform an operation to separate twins joined at the skull. Sharply drawn characters, intricate plotting, and smooth dialogue make this a sure-fire winner. 500,000 first printing; author tour. (May)


I LOVE John Sandford's Prey Series.  I have read all 20 books, including his latest, Storm Prey.  I have enjoyed all of them (to the point of going out and buying them in hardback as soon as they come out), but I do have some favorites and I just added Storm Prey to that list. 

This one reels you in from the first page.  All the characters were back together working to solve the big case and of course keep Weather safe along the way.  I liked how Sandford made the "bad guys" so deep with their characters and details.  Just an awesome read, could barely put it down.

Now to wait for the 21st book ... the countdown has begun.

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  1. Oh, my! I haven't read ONE of these, but I think I'll put some on my Good Reads 'to-buy' list and wishlist now! Isn't it great to read a good good book? Love it!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  2. I have not read any of this author's books. I think I have to..

    Here is my review of The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth Duncan

  3. Great Review,
    I too love the John Stanford Prey series. I did not realize that he had another one out. Thank you for sharing, it sounds like a book for my TBR file.
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  4. This is another one of those books I probably would not have read, but I heard enough of it on XM book radio to make me buy the book to fill in the blanks.
    Glad I found this blog on Cym Lowell's blog Party!
    Jennifer "Madame" Perry