Neon Prey

Neon Prey

eBook - 2019
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Lucas Davenport tracks a prolific serial killer in the new nail-biting #1 New York Times-bestseller from John Sandford. Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy--it's his boss they want--but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and--as Davenport will come to find--full of surprises . . .
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2019.
ISBN: 9780525536598
Characteristics: 400 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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ahaefnet
Feb 28, 2020

davenport #16 2019

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Bokan
Jan 26, 2020

Good read. Action packed cliff-hanger ending.

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debbietaylor289
Jan 05, 2020

find the bad guys.

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Davesbooks_0
Dec 22, 2019

John Sandford continues to evolve through, by now, a late middle-age career. In Neon Prey he ups his game in channeling Elmore Leonard with this deliciously twisted tale of murder and mayhem. Lucas Davenport, 52 and slightly more vulnerable, operates in a nationwide landscape now that he has escaped Minnesota for a U.S. Marshall's badge.

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candlesticktroughs
Nov 12, 2019

Lucas Davenport novels are always satisfying to me, and this one does not differ. There is an innovative use of a reptile, as a plot point; female characters figure importantly to the narrative; Las Vegas and the desert is the new locale. Lucas travels well. Sandford keeps the violence to the minimum necessary. Another winner!!!

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avidFVreader
Oct 26, 2019

Typical Lucas Davenport mystery - fast moving murder & mayhem with a high body count and an typical conclusion.

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Eil_1
Sep 09, 2019

Lackluster plot combined with boring police-talk made this book a non-starter for me.

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minnesota007
Aug 29, 2019

Just not good

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MAURY M. COOPER
Aug 08, 2019

As a long time fan of Sandford's wit and capacity to write dialog, I found this book a profound disappointment. For the first time, I skimmed the ending just to get it over. Boring and tedious plot twists and 'incompetent' law enforcement forces (except the all seeing Davenport) made it impossible to get engaged by the plot and it's characters.
The misogynistic base of the tale adds to the toxic masculine problem we are currently dealing with in our culture. Women are objects who are the recipients of stupidly violent abuse meted out by deranged, ugly men. This is nothing more than a pot boiler procedural. The formula is over used. A nod to normality is a few sentences from his wife at the end. Dreadful!

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emerge
Jul 16, 2019

Bit of a disappointment, I'm afraid. Although the mystery/manhunt aspect is good, the dialogue is dull & seems like we've read it before. There's nothing new here, just a darker plot with vicious bad guys & little humour to alleviate a more violent than usual story line.

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