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Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Prey Series Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101617076

Publisher Description

Clara Rinker is twenty-eight, beautiful, charmingly southern—and the best hit woman in the business. She just goes about her business, collects her money, and goes home. Her latest hit sounds simple: a defense attorney wants a rival eliminated. No problem—until a witness survives. Clara usually knows how to deal with loose ends: cut them off, one by one, until they're all gone. This time, there’s one loose end that’s hard to shake. Lucas Davenport has no idea of the toll this case is about to take on him. Clara knows his weak spots. She knows how to penetrate them, and how to use them. And when a woman like Clara has the advantage, no one is safe.

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  • “Pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement.”

    - Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “One of his best.”

    - Orlando Sentinel
  • “A fast and furious ride. Fans of previous Prey books will find Davenport a little older, a little more wary, but no less sharp-witted and determined…Awonderfully crafted thriller, possibly one of the best of 1999. Certain Prey cements Sandford’s standing among such luminaries as James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, and Thomas Harris.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “Clever plotting, sure pacing, and fully rounded villains…Rich in authentic detail…A swift, satisfying entry in a series with long, muscular legs.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Sandford’s Prey novels continue to attract widespread critical and popular acclaim. This tenth in the series won’t change the pattern…Sandford keeps the level of suspense dizzyingly high…but what sets this story apart is his examination of the odd friendship between cold-blooded killers Clara and Carmel. Also stellar is his ability to show Clara’s human side—to the point where readers may (guiltily) find themselves rooting for her.”

    - Booklist
  • “After ten thrillers in his series about Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp, writing under his Sandford pen name, hits a home run over the curve of the earth as the brilliantly swift Certain Prey sinks a meat hook under the reader’s jaw on page one and never lets up…Top suspense.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • Pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement."—Minneapolis Star Tribune"One of his best."—Orlando Sentinel

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Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lucas Davenport is one of the best characters ever written.All the books are great . And Richard Ferrone is a fantastic narrator. "

    - Barney, 1/7/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I never miss a Prey book, and this one is especially good. The 10th of the Prey series, Lucas is hunting for a hired killer, and truly, just kind of stumbles onto her true identity. She is amazing, cool, calm, and very good at simple disguises. Her business set-uo is simple, and this may be one of the reasons Lucas has trouble identifying her. That and she is a woman! Well worth reading - see if Lucas can catch her. "

    - loveagoodthriller, 9/30/2016
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " great story, love Lucas...and the killers being women is always a nice twist. "

    - Liz, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " After about 60 pages, I have decided to stop reading this one. I really wasn't sure about it when I began reading, but did give it till 50 pages, and it seemed interesting enough to keep going after that. But today I got to a very graphic scene where one of the female characters is attacking the man who tried to blackmail her with a power drill. After reading that "pieces of white bone and black blood" came out of the wound, I flinched violently and put the book down. Obviously just not for me. I only really wanted to give this book a try because they had recently made a TV movie about it with Mark Harmon as Lucas Davenport. I guess I should have been warned right away by the graphic rape scene that opens the book, but as I mentioned, I wanted to see where I stood after 50 pages, because the writing is very good, it's image driven and vivid, so I'm disappointed that I can't continue it because I might throw up if I have to read any more scenes like those. "

    - Tracy, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the 10th in the Lucas Davenport series. I have read more than half of the series, but not in order. This one stands out as one of my favorites. This is the book that introduces Clara Rinker who reappears in Mortal Prey. It also introduces another great character named Carmell. This is a great place to start if you are new to the series. "

    - Jon, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Certain and Mortal, the two Clara Rinker books, are my favorites. "

    - Alan, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite in the Lucas Davenport series. "

    - Suzanne, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book. Just not quite as good as its follow-up, Easy Prey, nor is it quite as good as the TV movie based on it, featuring Mark Harmon as Lucas Davenport. "

    - ConvincoDude, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My very favorite prey book so far. Loved the Clara Rinker character. "

    - Susan, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " John Sandford is great with his "Prey" series. Davenport is trying to find a hit man, or is a hit woman? "

    - Joanne, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good detective murder mystery. Another Lucas Davenport book. I won't divulge details to spoil it. Look it up on Amazon or something. "

    - Etromcom, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved the Rinker character! Probably my favorite Davenport book yet. I am enjoying all the female villians! "

    - Samantha, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am blazing through these books. Every one is just as good as the previous and the stories just as complex, making you sit at the edge of your seat until the very last pages. On to the next!!! "

    - Pamela, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Reviewed later. "

    - Ed, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lucas is on the trail of a hitwoman. "

    - Vicky, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 3 stars "

    - Nancy, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The Prey series is always good but book number 10? was a little dry in some areas and very exciting in others. Still a recommended read. "

    - Cora, 11/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked that both villians were women - though very different women. I always like Sanford's prey novels. "

    - Martie, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another of John Sandford's super exciting books...... "

    - Susan, 8/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This wasn't my favorite Lucas Davenport book, but it was still a good read. You just can't so wrong with this series. "

    - Kari, 7/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Always love John Sanford "

    - Anne, 6/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What can I say, I'm a sucker for mystery thrillers. "

    - Tracy, 4/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 2 1/2 stars out of 4 "

    - Cynthia, 3/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I absolutely loved the villains in this novel. Both female, one crazy, one not so much. "

    - Kaye, 3/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! Great villains. "

    - Colin, 1/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really great, maybe the best of the series. "

    - Abby, 1/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read every book John Sandford has written. I buy them in hard cover because once I know he has a new one out I cannot wait for the paperback. Davenport, Flowers and Kidd are some of the most memorable antagonists you'll ever meet. "

    - Cammie, 12/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typical Prey book. Great bad girls. "

    - Amyakey, 11/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Couldn't put this one down, kept me involved from beginning to end! Definitely one of his bests up to this point in the series. "

    - Tekia, 11/17/2012

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of more than thirty Prey novels, as well as novels in the Kidd series and the Virgil Flowers series, among other books.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He won the prestigious Audie Award and was a finalist for four Audie Awards, including for Best Solo Male Narrator. He was named an AudioFile "Voice of the Last Century" and a "Rising and Shining Star."  He earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards, including being named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.