Hidden Prey Epub Ú Paperback

Hidden Prey Epub Ú Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 440 pages
  • Hidden Prey
  • John Sandford
  • English
  • 09 December 2018
  • 0425199606

10 thoughts on “Hidden Prey

  1. Kemper Kemper says:

    As a top agent for Minnesota s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Lucas Davenport has mastered the art of introducing himself to local law enforcement so that they won t resent him as an outsider coming in to tell them how to do their job The cop who d followed Lucas in said, Hey, when I m talking to you Lucas pointed his finger at him and snarled, Shut the fuck up Who s running this clown factory As a plain clothes cop, Lucas is also well aware of the danger of running across other police of As a top agent for Minnesota s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Lucas Davenport has mastered the art of introducing himself to local law enforcement so that they won t resent him as an outsider coming in to tell them how to do their job The cop who d followed Lucas in said, Hey, when I m talking to you Lucas pointed his finger at him and snarled, Shut the fuck up Who s running this clown factory As a plain clothes cop, Lucas is also well aware of the danger of running across other police officers during a pursuit and the proper way to identify himself Both the cops were screaming at him and Lucas shouted, BCA, you dumb motherfuckers, and finally one of the cops waved a hand at his partner and said, Put the gun in the street Fuck you, Lucas yelled back My hands are over my head, I m not touching the gun again because you dumb motherfuckers ll shoot me sure as shit Lucas can also demonstrate his gift of diplomacy and calm persuasion when dealing with a reluctant witness who is in danger but still refuses to reveal anything about the criminal enterprise he s involved in The sat in silence for a moment, and then Lucas said, Well, fuck ya We told ya As these quotes show, Lucas is a little grumpy in this one Despite everything going well on the personal front, he s chafing a bit at the blatant political nature of his new state job as the governor s guy who fixes shit , and he s also starting to worry that being surrounded by violent death for over twenty years has started to take a toll But when a Russian is killed at a dock on Lake Superior, the international pressure demands some kind of solution so Lucas finds himself teamed up with a pretty woman sent from Moscow to observe the investigation Nadya claims to be a Russian cop, but Lucas is pretty sure she s actually an intelligence agent and her agenda may be different from his The FBI is also sniffing around, but they re farworried about terrorists than revisiting the Cold War Lucas cares little about the spy shit , but he does get irked whenbodies start dropping all over Minnesota.The spy angle and Davenport s dissatisfaction with the job are a departure from the usual Prey books, but a grumpy Lucas is also a funny Lucas Sandford has been making noises about ending the series for some time, but this as the first clear idea in the books that Lucas might be thinking about quitting law enforcement for good Since there s been about 10books since then, he apparently got over it although Sandford still talks about wrapping up Lucas story at some point.This one also features another interesting twist on the villain with a Soviet era spy who is still a true believer in Communism and has raised his grandson to follow in his murderous footsteps It s another good step away from the typical serial killer we usually get in thrillers.Next Lucas goes to the nut house in Broken Prey


  2. John Culuris John Culuris says:

    Now having read 20 John Sandford books all the Prey entries leading up to and including this one, the four Kidd books, and one out of order Virgil Flowers I feel safe in stating that Sandford s just not going to write a bad novel As soon as I open the cover, it s a 4 Star book Without yet reading a word I know I m going to get a compelling opening, an interesting villain, a setup intriguing enough to pull me into the story, a splattering of humor, the ability to make the banality of routine Now having read 20 John Sandford books all the Prey entries leading up to and including this one, the four Kidd books, and one out of order Virgil Flowers I feel safe in stating that Sandford s just not going to write a bad novel As soon as I open the cover, it s a 4 Star book Without yet reading a word I know I m going to get a compelling opening, an interesting villain, a setup intriguing enough to pull me into the story, a splattering of humor, the ability to make the banality of routine investigation seem engrossing and, of course, appealing characters and relationships Only twice so far has he failed to accomplish all of the above In Night Prey, where his main story came in so short that he had to create a side investigation that took his hero, Lucas Davenport, out into the sticks on a quest that turned out to have nothing to do with the killer or any of the other ongoing conflicts and Shadow Prey, a rambling story that lacked any kind of focus The latter was the second in the series and Sandford later admitted that he had trouble following the success of the first Night, being the sixth Davenport novel, allows for some argument against inexperience as a contributing factor but a great ending compensated for its shortcomings Ultimately, because of the reliability of the elements described above, I ve discovered that my level of enjoyment will largely be determined by the quality of the conclusion And by conclusion I don t mean the final scene or the final confrontation but rather everything forward from the point where the story begins its turn towards the climax When Sandford delivers the obvious with little tension or a lack of suspense, or he fails to meet the implied promises of the story, that s when the rating falls to 3 Stars When it finishes with a sense of excitement or satisfaction, an exclamation point befitting the moves and countermoves that led up to it, 5 Stars are automatic 4 Stars seem to be the norm.Sandford attempts to explore different territory with each outing while firmly remaining within the framework of a thriller This time out it involves spies, which presents something of a problem for the author He already strains credibility for series readers, anyway anything is possible within a single book with Minnesota apparently spawningserial killers than New York and Los Angeles combined If, however, you re willing to accept such a phenomenon as a working premise, the rest falls in place But why would foreign spies choose Minnesota to inhabit Rather than try to justify the concept immediately, Sandford wisely decides to incorporate the question into the mystery When a Russian seaman is murdered, the papers on him do not match the name the FBI has for him, which identifies him as an ex KGB agent Russia claims confusion in the matter as well, and sends an emissary to work alongside Davenport on the case This sets them on the trail of a particularly devious and deluded mastermind, who is in part disguised because he has recruited a disciple to do the physical dirty work He is a worthy adversary for Davenport and he ll go to extreme ends to protect and advance his cause.All the Sandford attributes are on display in Hidden Prey, including the introduction of a particularly interesting character whose journey dances around the outskirts of the main story, ducking in at points to make a contribution and then quickly retreating we hope to meet her again There is also some mild disappointment in that we don t get to check in with a character from the previous book who now plays a significant role in Davenport s family we only get a few off screen references But it s the ending that keeps this effort at 4 Stars It finishes with the standard confrontation of your standard thriller, with nothing especially unique convergence on the bad guy, who is either killed or captured after some resistance Failure to elevate the conclusion, however, is not a major detriment when the standard is already high The continuation of quality is quite sufficient


  3. James Thane James Thane says:

    Having followed his long time boss, Rose Marie Roux, out of Minneapolis and into the Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Lucas Davenport has become a roving troubleshooter who takes on difficult criminal cases statewide Basically, he fixes shit for the governor and attempts to prevent high profile cases from having any adverse political fallout.When a Russian sailor is shot and killed on the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth, it initially appears to be a relatively insignifican Having followed his long time boss, Rose Marie Roux, out of Minneapolis and into the Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Lucas Davenport has become a roving troubleshooter who takes on difficult criminal cases statewide Basically, he fixes shit for the governor and attempts to prevent high profile cases from having any adverse political fallout.When a Russian sailor is shot and killed on the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth, it initially appears to be a relatively insignificant crime But then it turns out that the sailor may have actually been a Russian spy Even worse, the victim s father is very well connected in Moscow and so suddenly the case may have international ramifications.Lucas is assigned to the investigation as is Major Nadezhda Kalin, allegedly a Russian police official, who is sent by Moscow to observe the investigation and to assist where possible Nadya is very attractive and engaging, but from the git go, Lucas believes that she is not actually a cop, but probably a spy herself.The case plays out largely in northern Minnesota, up on The Range, where workers in a string of small communities once mined enormous amounts of iron ore The residents are hard scrabble, no nonsense sorts of people, with a tradition of labor activism and radical politics Unlikely as it seems, some of them may have not yet heard that the Soviet Union has imploded and that the Cold War is over.As is almost always the case in these books, the reader knows almost immediately the identity of the killer and what unfolds is a game of cat and mouse as Davenport matches wits with the killer It s a very entertaining story with a unique plot, unlike that of any other Davenport novel There s plenty of tension and suspense, and the by play between Lucas and Nadya is worth the price of the book all by itself There s also a very minor subplot involving Lucas s wife, Weather, and the garage door on their new house that is hilarious All in all, another great entry in the series


  4. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    My first of John Sanford s Prey series I have been seeing these books of Sanford with prey on the title and my friend told me to try one I said, why not I always love reading books with preys and predators in them.This is different from the many thriller series that I ve read Of course, there is the hero investigator, Lucas Davenport who should be in all the 22 so far books This one is the 15th My friend told me that this was her favorite, so I grabbed this and bought this to the cas My first of John Sanford s Prey series I have been seeing these books of Sanford with prey on the title and my friend told me to try one I said, why not I always love reading books with preys and predators in them.This is different from the many thriller series that I ve read Of course, there is the hero investigator, Lucas Davenport who should be in all the 22 so far books This one is the 15th My friend told me that this was her favorite, so I grabbed this and bought this to the cashier Davenport seems to be a typical Minnesotan Not the lawyer, ex military man with foreign connections that is the usual profile of the standard crime thriller hero Davenport seems to be too vulnerable that at anytime during the series, Sanford can make him the prey or the predator and thinking about that gives himleeway on how to make his characterinteresting Not to mention the likelihood of readers, especially men or fathers, to relate to his character foremphatic reading.The story starts with a murder of a Russian man Some 50 year old bullets are used by the assassin Three bullets in the head Three in the body Lucas Davenport enters to investigate However, Russian authorities doubts that their citizen would get justice so they send their own investigator The prose becomes interesting because the Russian is a she and it is her first time in the US of A But she is very clever and blurts out and can exchange witty repartee with Davenport Too bad that they did not end up together.There is one scene towards the end that is too gruesome Remember the recorded decapitation of hostages by some global terrorist sometime in the recent past Sandford recreated that scene here It s just that the murderer also killed himself and before doing that he said this jokinglyI should have been in show businessand I thought it made the scene interesting because it was quite atypical considering the seriousness of the scene If all the Sanford books has that combination of dark kind of humor, I would not mind picking another book by him


  5. Jim Jim says:

    As one of my GR friends put it, I m gobbling up this series I won t say each book is better than the last, but they re all very good with a lot of recurring characters interesting issues, both criminal personal This time the criminals are an old band of communist spies, a really bewildering mystery to solve, especially since there are scant clues, just a lot of bodies On the personal front, will Lucas buy the 6,000 suit Will Weather take out another garage door Who cares Well, it s th As one of my GR friends put it, I m gobbling up this series I won t say each book is better than the last, but they re all very good with a lot of recurring characters interesting issues, both criminal personal This time the criminals are an old band of communist spies, a really bewildering mystery to solve, especially since there are scant clues, just a lot of bodies On the personal front, will Lucas buy the 6,000 suit Will Weather take out another garage door Who cares Well, it s the little things that add so much to these books The little real quirks issues of life which are never boring.If you like tidy mysteries that are wrapped up with a pretty ribbon at the end, this book isn t for you As in real life, Lucas doesn t always find out all the answers or bring everyone to justice In this case, there s one character who was particularly well done in regards to justice that I m somewhat conflicted about view spoiler I have a lot of sympathy for Trey As an alcoholic in recovery for 30 years, I m rooting for her new life, but I m also pissed that she doesn t help the policeIt doesn t seem to bother her at the end Well, all told I m happy for her hide spoiler There s others that got off too easy I m not sure what would really be just for some others Anyway, it isn t tidy, but it is thought provoking which is pretty incredible out of the 15th book in a series Sandford doesn t just stamp these out cookie cutter fashion Each is a distinct work As usual, it was excellently narrated by Richard Ferrone There s no question about it, I m starting the next Broken Prey


  6. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Yeah this book actually deals with Russian spies Who knew how timely a read this would be for a book that was published back in 2004 The whole Russia thing was a non starter for me It just doesn t work and it feels like Lucas is going through the motions He has a new female Russia spymaster or whatever she is along for the ride as Lucas investigates why a man was murdered with ties to Russia The only interesting to me in this one was commentary that Lucas had on the current composition of Yeah this book actually deals with Russian spies Who knew how timely a read this would be for a book that was published back in 2004 The whole Russia thing was a non starter for me It just doesn t work and it feels like Lucas is going through the motions He has a new female Russia spymaster or whatever she is along for the ride as Lucas investigates why a man was murdered with ties to Russia The only interesting to me in this one was commentary that Lucas had on the current composition of police forces I really hated the ending and the fact that most people in this book seemed to forget or not care that a homeless woman was murdered Hidden Prey has Lucas being called into help out the Governor or Minnesota and the FBI when a man who is the son of a Russian oil man is found dead There are talks of our spies doing it, but everyone is supposedly being honest and saying, nope not us From there Lucas walks a tangled web to figure out what is going on when some other families nearby are being targeting by an unknown assailant Lucas is bored with the work he is doing so now it seems he may go off to do something else There is talk of his new son with his wife and their ward they took in after the events of the last book Lucas even calls up the mother of his first kid to get help from her Weirdly Sandford doesn t provide us any details on Lucas s daughter she rarely appears or is mentioned but does bring up the woman is pregnant so I assume she s still with the guy from the earlier books I just thought everything in this one was too hodgepodge Sandford provides us looks into the assailant s POV, but I have to admit I started skipping over it after a while It just read as pointless to me It was not gripping at all and it s pretty obvious the person in question has a lot of problems based on how he was raised The Russian woman was annoying to me after a while She doesn t seem to understand anything and definitely seems to be playing Lucas There are some other characters from previous books like Marcy and Del and we just get quick updates into them I wish the core team was back together again.As I said above, the only thing I found really interesting in this book was that Lucas realizes that peace officers are a thing of the past He blames it on the FBI and how they treat civilians and other law enforcement bodies with suspicion and he thinks that has leaked down into local police forces which are not about helping people any, but are about putting people they are supposed to protect in harm s way Little surprise that Lucas would think this since we know he got suspended for beating up a pimp in the first books, but you know, irony.Writing is okay, I just thought the flow was stilted I don t know why Sandford wanted to write a spy novel This felt like a rough first draft of The Americans and I didn t care for it at all.The ending was a whatever to the 10th power We know what really happened since we get another POV in this one, but don t want to spoil so we know that Lucas hasn t really been able to fully figure things out Considering it s always told to us how smart and tenacious Lucas is, it s a surprise he muffed the ending in this one


  7. Garrett Garrett says:

    This book is rather uninteresting It took almost 300 pages to pick up and then the ending was very poor A character that was introduced in the beginning and played a rather vital role in the beginning ended up being an unseen and unheard from entity She should have been featured a littleprominently in the book Why introduce her with so much background information and not use herThe main characters had less background info than she did.


  8. William William says:

    Sandford has now fully translated Davenport to his state job This book is so well written that a new reader could almost start the series here The subject is embedded communists Yes they are here and have been since they were welcomed in 1920 s when they were run out of Europe They are in all aspects of our culture labor unions, education faculty, All levels of government Sen Bernie Sanders and Rep Barbara Lee, and Rep Keith Ellison Right now they are still in a parasitic position unde Sandford has now fully translated Davenport to his state job This book is so well written that a new reader could almost start the series here The subject is embedded communists Yes they are here and have been since they were welcomed in 1920 s when they were run out of Europe They are in all aspects of our culture labor unions, education faculty, All levels of government Sen Bernie Sanders and Rep Barbara Lee, and Rep Keith Ellison Right now they are still in a parasitic position under capitalism, so if you don t follow their rhetoric then you might not agree with my classification


  9. Jane Stewart Jane Stewart says:

    If you love this series then this book might be ok, but I was not taken It dragged.Maybe it was just a hard to work with plot and uninteresting characters Everyone keeps secrets from Lucas good guys and bad guys Even Nadia his partner does not tell him things It was a slow process of puzzle solving The ending was lackluster It was not wrapped up well, but I didn t care much I was glad it was over Main plot A group of Russian families has been in the U.S for decades They consider them If you love this series then this book might be ok, but I was not taken It dragged.Maybe it was just a hard to work with plot and uninteresting characters Everyone keeps secrets from Lucas good guys and bad guys Even Nadia his partner does not tell him things It was a slow process of puzzle solving The ending was lackluster It was not wrapped up well, but I didn t care much I was glad it was over Main plot A group of Russian families has been in the U.S for decades They consider themselves spies for Russia even though they rarely have contact with Russia and don t do much They kill a Russian Nadia arrives from Russia to investigate and works with Lucas.Female characters.I don t like the way the author writes women He makes them weak, incompetent, or not smart in order to make Lucas look good I don t require strong smart heroines in everything I read It s ok to have weak characters in either sex But make the main female character quirky, unusual, or something So far in the three books I ve read, I come out with an empty feeling about women They are cardboard.Here s an example Nadia and a guy are in a room Killer enters and shoots the guy then runs out Lucas is nearby, hears gunshots, and sees the killer running Lucas goes to Nadia and sees the guy shot Lucas calls 911 giving information, tells Nadia to stay with the guy, and then runs off to chase the killer Lucas is a good runner and gets close to the killer Why didn t Nadia do anything She could have called 911 But no, Lucas has to delay his chase to make the phone call while Nadia stands there and watches Why couldn t Nadia chase the killer Nadia is a Russian agent, not a shrinking violet fragile female She s cardboard.I was eager to read about Letty, a 12 year old Lucas meets in book 14 the previous book She shoots a rifle and traps muskrats I hoped she would have a bigger role in this book, but she had no role The only thing said was Lucas was her guardian.I was impatient with Nadia s dialogue She asked too many word meanings which dragged the dialogue Examples The others were tarnished and even had some, I don t know the English, green coloring on the brass How do you say What s this upside AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR Richard Ferrone was good for general narration and men, but not women He made them sound weird.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 12 hrs and 27 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words but not often used Sexual content none Setting current day Minnesota Book copyright 2004 Genre mystery suspense thriller


  10. Wonda Wonda says:

    4.5 Another case solved in the Davenport Series A underground cell of Russian Spies Crazies Anyone else as happy with the outcome for Annabelle Such a good read


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Hidden Prey➵ [Reading] ➷ Hidden Prey By John Sandford ➪ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk One of the strongest in Sandford s Prey series Entertainment Weekly Good, dark, perverse, bloody fun The Washington Post Book WorldTheories abound when a Russian gets himself killed on the shore of La One of the strongest in Sandford s Prey series Entertainment Weekly Good, dark, perverse, bloody fun The Washington Post Book WorldTheories abound when a Russian gets himself killed on the shore of Lake Superior shot with fifty year old bullets But when it turns out he had very high government connections, state troubleshooter Lucas Davenport gets the call Well, Lucas and a mysterious Russian cop with secrets all her own Together, they ll follow a trail back to another place and another time, and battle the shadows they discover there shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.


About the Author: John Sandford

See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February , , in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in In , he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the US Army from , worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from , and went back to the University of Iowa from , where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from , and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from in , he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, , and is greatly missed.