Wicked Prey

Wicked Prey

eBook - 2009
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Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home when petty thief and paraplegic Randy Whitcomb targets Lucas's pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter and a young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy background roams through the city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth ...
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ♭2009
ISBN: 9781101050187
9781101050798
9781101048351
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #19. Stickup men, a right wing crazy, and a paraplegic with a grudge means a rough day for Davenport.

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StarGladiator
Apr 25, 2016

Not be best of Camp or Sandford's books, for many reasons - - - first, who were the bad guys again?
A bit too much moral relativism for my ethical tastes.
Also, towards the end of the book, published in 2009, Sandford has his main character, Davenport, state unequivocally that Lee Oswald was the murderer of John F. Kennedy, even though THIS HAS NEVER BEEN proven in a court of law!
Whether it is fiction or not, propaganda should not be spewed by author Sandford. We now know [remember, copyright is 2009] from declassified CIA, FBI and State documents that Jean Souetre of the French fascist rightwing group, the OAS [Secret Army Organization] was the lead assassin, along with Lucien Conein [CIA], Moise Maschkivitzan and Lazlo the Hungarian [also contract killers for the CIA who were affiliated with the French OAS].
Pfc. Eugene Dinkin, stationed at an NSA site in Metz, France, intercepted cables from the CIA station in Italy and the OAS, detailing the planned date for the murder of President Kennedy, then the patriotic Mr. Dinkin attempted to notify the proper people, was arrested and sent to Walter Reed for electro-shock treatments and schizophrenia-inducing drugs, scrambling his mind for the remainder of his life!
The chief of the CIA station in Italy, Wm. Harvey, together with fired CIA director, Allen Dulles, would both appear in Dallas two weeks prior to the assassination [setting up the op]. On the day of the assassination, Gen. Lansdale [CIA] and Lucien Conein [CIA] would both be photographed in Dallas, and the CIA would later issue an expulsion order to pickup and deport OAS assassin Jean Souetre, on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX!

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rahmmie
Dec 20, 2013

I must admit I'm not a big fan of Letty but I can see how she fits in with the rest of the ensemble. Despite the book being a lot about her and how the story lines ended up crossing in the end (was it a surprise to anybody?), I really enjoyed this one

discerningcritic May 08, 2013

I've read & enjoyed many of Sandford's works but this one had me yawning from the get-go. Couldn't get past the tedious bad guys intro.

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DASTardlyGal
Feb 24, 2012

If Sandford would of kept his political prejudices aside, this would of been a better book for me. While it was suspenseful and I liked it, his hatred for Republicans marred it for me and I sort of lost my respect for him. Just really disappointed in him and his pettiness. I will keep reading his books though because I'm a fan of his and especially Davenport and the other detectives he works with. I've read everyone of his "Prey" books and its taken me twenty years to do so, but I've done it and want to continue, but if he keeps up with his political bias, I just might consider stopping. His books are so much better when they don't have his bias and hate in them. I would recommend this book, however, since its a good one.

snowbird922 Aug 19, 2011

Disappointing for Sanford didnt really like the whole political theme of the book it wasnt as suspenseful as his books usually are.

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shannongehman
Jun 28, 2011

This is another Lucas Davenport novel. The Republican Party have a convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. They bring illegal money with them to grease a few palms. A group of criminals have an inside source that knows about the money. The group plan a huge heist. After all, nobody will be able to claim they were robbed as they weren't supposed to have the money in the first place. Sounds like a sure thing, right? Lots of twists and turns in this novel, and several parallel stories are woven into the novel at the same time. That's what I like about John Sanford novels. Always lots going on.

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mcd77
Mar 28, 2010

I liked this book it is a good read and was hard to put down.

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slrosado
Nov 23, 2014

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 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 convention hotel with the weakness in its security system. All that's 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 into 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 adoptive 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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