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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781101053010
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Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. For twenty years, John Sandford’s novels have been beloved for their “ingenious plots, vivid characters, crisp dialogue, and endless surprises” (Washington Post), and nowhere are these more in evidence than in the sudden twists and shocks of Wicked Prey.

The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather have stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stick-up men who’ve spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash, to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system.

All that is headache enough for Lucas Davenport—but what’s about to hit him is even worse. A while back, a stray bullet put a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and ever since, the man has been nursing his grudge into a full head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, but it’s no fun just shooting him. That wouldn’t be painful enough. Not when Davenport has a pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter that Whitcomb can target instead.

And then there’s the young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy background, roaming through a city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth....                            

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Walde | 2/18/2014

    " Sad that I'm almost caught up in this series. Each one is tremendous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franklin | 2/7/2014

    " As a fan of the Prey series, this is right up there with the best of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/6/2014

    " For fans of Lucas Davenport, this won't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Hochmuth | 1/30/2014

    " Very good; always liked Lucas Davenport. Good mystery about how he will catch the bad guys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 12/31/2013

    " The last few Prey novels have been so-so and a bit far fetched. I enjoyed this one a lot more. It had a crisp new feel and the only thing that seemed unreal was the storyline with Letty as a dectective who worked the scene on her bike! I loved the political angle and thought it was an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/26/2013

    " John Sandford never disappoints. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Friedman | 12/19/2013

    " Relatively fast-paced. A bit less gruesome than his other books. Enjoyed the personalities of his daughter and the psychotic man she was tracking in addition to the series of robberies in the main plot. "

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

    " Another strong entry in the prey series. I really liked the timeliness of this novel and a somewhat more realistic scenario than some. "

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

    " Set in St. Paul during the Republican National Conventions, the familiar settings make this mystery a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 11/16/2013

    " This had quite a bit going on and I really enjoyed it although I had a hard time concentrating on it in the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/16/2013

    " Love Lucas Davenport "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/4/2013

    " these books all seem to run together! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny Williams | 4/23/2013

    " If you are not A Lucas Davenport series reader -- don't start here -- If you are don't miss it-- it is a has to be read for those of us hooked on Lucas --Other go back start from scratch -- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/3/2013

    " Started off with so many characters, I was afraid I would be lost. Fast moving. Has an ending for all the little stories. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DWGibb | 2/22/2013

    " Interesting setting in Minneapolis during the Republican Convention. Davenport must surmount traffic, out-of-towners and some ruthless thieves to solve this caper. Good entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary Hatteberg | 12/17/2012

    " It had great intertwining story lines and a real easy read. There's a lot of detail that helps you connect. Great Read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Hurley | 11/14/2012

    " The series just gets better an better. I've been reading from the beginning. His daughter is a pistol - you'd think from her attitude/behaviour that she was natural - not adopted. Keep going, John. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 9/19/2012

    " Great as usual... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 6/19/2012

    " good but the ending...... ?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanip | 1/30/2012

    " Good story and I do love Lucas D. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy-Sug | 9/30/2011

    " This was a Lucas Davenport police procedure novel with a threat to his daughter thrown in for good measure. He is on the chase for a series of robbers where the Republican National Convention is the back-drop. It's a fast read and I enjoyed it. I almost gave it four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 7/13/2011

    " Letty is the coolest addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 5/23/2011

    " Another satisfying mystery featuring Twin Cities cop Lucas Davenport. His 14-year-old teenage daughter plays a major role in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 5/14/2011

    " Just as good as some of the earlier books in this series. (My favorite is still Winter Prey.) I enjoyed this one, and in no small part because I love Letty's character. She's a real badass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/12/2011

    " Some very creepy bad guys in this one. Sandford has created a plot and characters that grab your attention. Great light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve | 5/11/2011

    " John Sandford does it again in another brilliant Lucus Davenport novel. I'm also loving reading more of Letty. This is another excellent thriller that really delivers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/30/2011

    " I like the Lucas Davenport novels. This was a quick read and less gory then some in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 3/28/2011

    " Typical twisty thriller by Sandford. More so than several of his books, Wicked Prey included several threads in the plot and I was pleasantly surprised by how well they all came together in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ella | 3/12/2011

    " How many more adjectives are there to explain pure enjoyment? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/24/2011

    " Another great read from the Lucas Davenport series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 1/24/2011

    " This book started out really interesting and then it just dragged the story out too much for me. I didn't even bother to finish. This is the first John Sandford book that I've had any trouble with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/5/2011

    " I have never been disappointed reading a book from this series - and this book is no exception! Fast paced and hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barrett | 12/15/2010

    " Very engaging story, but a bit too graphic for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/21/2010

    " I'd give this a 3.5. Pretty good. It's been awhile since I've read any John Sandford books and I'm afraid I missed a few of the Lucas Davenport books before this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dette | 11/16/2010

    " Absolutely brilliant. John Sandford never fails - and after all these years, I'm still in love with Lucas Davenport. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 11/8/2010

    " I really like Lucas Davenport's character. Good series books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 11/1/2010

    " Not much excitement after reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" but, still, a pretty good story. "

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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.