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4.00031746031746 out of 54.00031746031746 out of 54.00031746031746 out of 54.00031746031746 out of 54.00031746031746 out of 5 4.00 (6,300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342774
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John Sandford’s bestselling Lucas Davenport series continues with the fast-paced, compelling thriller Night Prey.

He was the best at what he did—a chameleon, invisible, uncatchable. For how could you catch an invisible man?

It was a very cold, very clear morning in the Carlos Avery game reserve—cold enough to preserve the body lying there, clear enough so the state investigator couldn’t miss it. There was something familiar about the stab wounds, she thought, but the Minneapolis police dismissed her theories, and the city’s new police chief has problems enough of her own. The cops are wary of her, the public thinks she’s too political, the feminists think she’s sold out … and this damn murder just won’t go away.

Caught in the middle, the chief turns to Lucas Davenport for help, and he reluctantly agrees. Still recovering from his near-fatal wounds of the year before, trying for once in his life to settle down with one woman, Lucas has his own concerns, but something about this murder, and another like it—the body found in a dumpster this time—teases him. The more he looks into the deaths, the more he’s sure the investigator is right. There is something disconcertingly familiar about the wounds in these two cases, and maybe in several others as well.

Somewhere out there lurks a killer of unusual skill and savagery—and if Lucas is right, he’s just getting warmed up.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Finely written, atmospheric, excruciatingly tense.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “Sandford…keeps turning out better and better thrillers…[He] builds a compelling counter-rhythm of suspense. The narrative is sensitively embued with Davenport’s humaneness as, in awe, he watches Connell courageously fight to postpone her impending death.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Ferrone’s gravelly voice and calm tone add suspense to this shocking thriller…[He] empathetically portrays the various male and female characters, finding unique voices, pacing, and volume for each. The dialogue sizzles, and the tense scenes lead to a spectacular climax. Don’t listen alone.”

    AudioFile

  • “Yes, the plotting seems lifted from dozens of interchangeable slasher flicks, but the dialogue crackles and individual scenes can be almost unbearably suspenseful. This may be the first good suntan book of 1994. A little sunblock, a tall cool one, and a serial killer—ah, summertime.”

    Booklist

  • Night Prey is a tight, fast-moving thriller with appealing good guys and a suitably evil villain. Especially fascinating among the characters is policewoman Connell, who is dying of cancer and whose fate becomes linked to Koop’s in the spectacular climax.”

    Library Journal

  • “Hair-raising and shocking…Strong on atmosphere and suspense, with a vivid cast of major and minor characters, this is a potent and compelling addition to the series.”

    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 | 5/3/2016

    " Night Prey is #6 in the Prey series and one of my favorites. Lucas teams up with a dying detective to try a solve a series of seemingly unrelated deaths. Excellent story full of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylol | 2/18/2014

    " I liked the style and the story was good enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/13/2014

    " Sandford is now a new favorite. The tension just kept building and building...I almost most couldn't take it anymore. Excellent thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/7/2014

    " I love this series by John Sandford. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Arthur Stone | 2/6/2014

    " Sanford is genius, not only providing yet another suspenseful yarn, but a side plot that probably could have been expanded into its own story. Spoiler Alert: They froze the old lady!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annice | 1/25/2014

    " Another great Lucas Davenport murder mystery. Have read all of Sandford's "Prey" novels and this one is one of the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Hannon | 1/23/2014

    " Twists and turns in another quality Sanford novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 1/13/2014

    " 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 Chris Cottrell | 1/13/2014

    " another great Lucas Davenport novel. Sandford has a knack for creating great villains and scenarios that seem oh so plausible that they scare the hell out of you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/3/2014

    " Love cop and robbers stories...the stalking in this one is creepy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.R. Cornelius | 12/26/2013

    " I read every one of John Sandford's books. Loved them. Then I moved on to Lee Child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book also. What can I say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 11/13/2013

    " A great thriller by Sandford. If only so many of his books didn't have Prey in the title, I might remember which ones I have read and which ones I haven't. Memo to self...make a list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danell | 11/5/2013

    " Another great book in the prey series! Once again well written! Great plot and characters! Am looking forward to the next in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalyn Mcmillan | 10/31/2013

    " The book started off slow, but kept me wanting to know more. I love the Lucas Davenport character. I will buy every Prey series that comes out. This ending surprised me, and I like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marylu Sanok | 10/6/2013

    " a good detective series and I will continue to read until the books deteriorate "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 6/28/2013

    " Didn't think that this one was up to his usual standards - just seemed a bit messy somehow. Hopefully the next one will be back to his high standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Close | 5/28/2013

    " Very good, very detailed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janiej78 | 5/16/2013

    " Sandford does know how to write a suspense thriller. Think I'll read something else, his books are a little scary to me. But I will be back to read him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 3/31/2013

    " Good book. The ending surprised me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/24/2012

    " A state investigator brings Lucas in on a case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ike | 12/1/2012

    " This was by far the best davenport yet. I started this series not really liiking Lucas as a person, he really matured in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorel Anderson | 2/4/2012

    " In this 6th book I enjoyed the dialogue the most. The killer was sick. The storyline was ok but I wouldn't read this book again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garlan | 1/29/2012

    " Another quick, good read from Sanford. This Lucas Davenport series looks like another set I'll be reading for some time. This is pretty standard detective type fiction, but the writing is good, and the scenarios believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 1/23/2012

    " Very good book...like the way Lucas figures out who did it and then goes after him....I am enjoying this whole series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 9/3/2011

    " Accidentally re-read as dust jacket didn't sound familiar. Not as good as some of the other Prey novels or Sandford's 'Flowers' novels but re-readable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/20/2011

    " Another great read. On to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 6/16/2011

    " His books may not be great, but they are very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 6/11/2011

    " Lucas must solve two different kinds of murders. One is the murders of women and the other is a elderly lady and they can't figure out how she died. Lucas figures it all out is his round about way. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/24/2011

    " This book ended for me like an exciting movie. As if you are right there watching the action while the good guys capture the very bad guy. I like John Sandford's "Prey" novels so much I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/15/2011

    " Another great read. On to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 2/15/2011

    " Not his best, but good. The character who is dying of cancer was an interesting twist, but Sandford failed to develop who enough to create real empathy from the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalyn | 2/7/2011

    " The book started off slow, but kept me wanting to know more. I love the Lucas Davenport character. I will buy every Prey series that comes out. This ending surprised me, and I like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/1/2011

    " This is possibly the best one. All of the characters were very interesting. Only disappointment: why didn't Weather (the new girlfriend) have a bigger part. She was almost an afterthought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rocky Mountain | 1/25/2011

    " Very tight prose and a plot that yanks you into it. Sanford is one of the finest writers of our age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vfields | 12/2/2010

    " Lucas is trying to recuperate from a serious gunshot injury he got at the end of the last book. He is now after a nut who is killing everyone. We also meet a Policewoman Connell, who is terminally ill and trying to make it all make sense. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 11/29/2010

    " #6 in the Lucas Davenport series. This one wasn't nearly as exciting as the others I've read. It maintained a steady pace, but didn't carry the same urgency and sense of danger as previous novels, even as the story was ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 5/27/2010

    " Thought this was a good entry for the series - crazy ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 5/11/2010

    " His books may not be great, but they are very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan457 | 5/1/2010

    " Entertaining page turner. Lucas is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 4/26/2010

    " I enjoyed this book also. What can I say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 4/17/2010

    " Another Lucas Davenport book that was predictably enjoyable. I will never assume that no one can see in my windows again. No matter how safe it seems. I also learned a lot about cat burglars and how unsafe we can make ourselves. Fun book, though "

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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 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

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.