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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Invisible Prey (Sandford) Was Fun

I read one of Sandford's "Prey" books about 4 years ago and immediately read most of the rest of them. Unfortunately I don't remember the particulars of the plots that well, only that I really enjoyed them. I remember that the series' hero, Lucas Davenport, begins as a detective on the city police force and works his way up to a special role on the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Along the way, he defends and marries a plastic surgeon. He is wealthy from a private software venture, fearless, macho.

I say "unfortunately" I don't remember because I have read some other folks' reviews of Invisible Prey in which they say that Sandford is not at his best in this book. The plot solution is obvious. And other downers. Thing is, I liked the book! Yes, by chapter 6 we know exactly who the bad guys are. We know more than the hero (this is not a first person narrative). But I enjoy seeing how Davenport uses the pieces of evidence to figure out what is going on. And it is a pretty good tribute to Sandford's writing that he can keep a reader breathless with only a few minor plot surprises.

Would I read another of Sandford's Prey books? Yes.

1 comment:

John said...

This is another classic example of lousing writing from this author.There is a general feeling of emptiness when you read this book...the characters,the writing,the expressions,the plot, all boring and amateurish.It's amazing that some reviews actually suggest reading this nonsense (things some people will do for money!). I was definitly robbed when I purchased this book.

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