Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wicked Prey by John Sandford

Having spent the past two years in hiding following a daring and successful heist, a big-time robber is back in Minneapolis, having spotted the opportunity for an even greater steal. It's two weeks before the big Republican party convention: thousands of people are spending up big and the money is flowing into a warehouse protected by only a few armed guards. The robber's plan is to distract the cops by alerting them to a possible assassination attempt. Lucas Davenport, meanwhile, has problems of his own - he's targeted by a psychopathic pimp, who blames Davenport for putting him in a wheelchair. Only it's not Davenport he's going after; it's his innocent daughter, Letty...
Hooked yet? Sandford gets better and better; I've read all the books in his Lucas Davenport series and each one has been a winner. There's lots of nasty stuff, manipulation on both sides and plenty of thrills. The writing is intelligent, the pace is cracking and the ending - well, find out for yourself. And I wouldn't be surprised if the resourceful Letty has her own series one day.
Rating - I give this 4/5
Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch

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