Silken Prey

Silken Prey

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Penguin Putnam
Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.

An explosive Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford.


All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can’t believe it—the senator’s way too smart for that, even if he is from the other party. Something’s not right.

As Davenport investigates, the trail leads to a political fixer who has disappeared, then—troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department itself, and most unsettling of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons in manipulation. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work—along with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it happen.


From the Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating the murder of a political fixer who had blackmailed his ambitious heiress employer during a vicious smear campaign, Lucas Davenport follows disturbing leads to the Minneapolis police department and a ruthless woman who threatens his life. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Stolen Prey.

Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781101621196
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JLHCKY
Jan 21, 2018

A political thriller where the author gets the details of a major campaign correct. And then adds a volatile: one of the candidates is a fabulously rich and beautiful but narcissistic woman with serious criminal tendencies who is close to, but not, winning. The election is less than two weeks away when US Senator from Minnesota Porter Smalls, who is looking like he will be re-elected, is found to have child pornography on his office computer. Was it a dirty trick? The furor hits the media. His poll numbers plummet and his opponent vaults over him. The Governor calls in his friend Lucas Davenport of the BCA because he is certain Smalls was framed. "This sort of thing is going too far," he says. Bodies pile up and fingers begin to point in the direction of Small's opponent Taryn Grant who employs two very questionable individuals in her security detail. The race to election day, and the pressure Davenport and team feel to resolve the case before then, is excruciating. A great ride.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #23

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7626dee
Aug 26, 2016

I like Sanford best when he goes after politicians and it seems Minnesota has an endless supply of really snarky ones. Kidd and Co. added nice background doing tech things and being larcenous on the side. Did this one get away, we will be seeing the nasty Sen. Grant again I betcha!

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jazpur
Apr 11, 2016

Flip, smart and very clever. Usual John Sandford with Lucas Davenport and his off-siders on the case! Dirty politics this time.

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mrhyno
Jun 01, 2015

John Sandford delivers again. It was excellent. I always love the banter between the guys, almost as much has the developing plot. Spoiler Alert! It can't be helped. I was disappointed and angry that the politician didn't get her comeuppance, but was thrilled when Lucas said that once they do it once, and get a taste of it, they would be back again. So some where down the line there will be another book about the narcissistic Taryn Grant. It should be awesome!

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rahmmie
Aug 06, 2014

Very solid work by Sandford. Not the best book but good enough to keep you entertained and reading until the end

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StarGladiator
Nov 30, 2013

Surprisingly good (after the severe disapointment with his "Phantom Prey"). Really does a nice job on the plotting this time (and it makes sense) and includes the hacker characters, Kidd & wife-the-professional-burglar to add to the story. Love the inclusion of the psychopathic politician, a little reality never hurts a novel!

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stitchkat
Oct 20, 2013

This latest Lucas Davenport novel is pretty good. The plot line is twisty, things get out of control, and not everything comes out OK. Hard to put it down!

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GAI1776
Sep 26, 2013

While I 'm a John Sandford fan, and
have read some of the Lucas Davenport Prey books, I 'm really a Virgil Flowers ("that f Flowers") fan. Can't wait for the next Virgil book, supposed to be released in Oct. Having said that, the Prey books are good reads, I just like Virgil better.

MBSL500 Jun 19, 2013

John Sandford & Lucas Davenport at their best! Devious plot and characters, suspense, plot moves along briskly, altogether a rewarding read.

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