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4.00034118048448 out of 54.00034118048448 out of 54.00034118048448 out of 54.00034118048448 out of 54.00034118048448 out of 5 4.00 (5,862 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781101617076
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Clara Rinker is a southerner, trim, pleasant, attractive—and the best hit woman in the business. She isn’t showy, not like one of those movie killers; she just goes quietly about her business, collects her money, and goes home.

It’s when she’s hired for a job in Minnesota that things become complicated for her. A defense attorney wants a rival eliminated, and that’s fine. But then a witness survives, the attorney starts acting weird, this big cop Davenport gets on her case, and loose ends begin popping up faster than a sweater unraveling. Clara hates loose ends and knows of only one way to deal with them: You start cutting them off, one after another, until they’re all gone.

Lucas thinks the case is worrisome enough, but he has no idea of the toll it is about to take on him. For of the many criminals he has hunted during his life, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the one who is about to start hunting him—and none knows so well what his weak spots are … and how to penetrate them.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

    "One of his best."—Orlando Sentinel

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 loveagoodthriller | 9/30/2016

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz DeMarco | 2/19/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 2/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/31/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Baldinger | 1/21/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 1/15/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Flythe | 1/7/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/4/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Etromcom | 1/2/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/2/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/19/2013

    " 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!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 12/15/2013

    " Reviewed later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/14/2013

    " Lucas is on the trail of a hitwoman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/10/2013

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 3 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cora | 11/22/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martie | 11/1/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/20/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 7/4/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/1/2013

    " Always love John Sanford "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/8/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/29/2013

    " 2 1/2 stars out of 4 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 3/6/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin Kemmis | 1/23/2013

    " Loved it! Great villains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Fick | 1/21/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 12/9/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amyakey | 11/27/2012

    " Typical Prey book. Great bad girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tekia | 11/17/2012

    " 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. "

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About the Author
Author John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986 and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also won the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of more than thirty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times’ #1 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.