REVIEWED BY LINDA
Prey is the 30th Prey novel by this Pulitzer Prize
winning author. I have read all 30 primarily
because for many years they took place in Mn.
where Mr. Sanford called home. In recent times,
Lucas Davenport, his main character has become a
U.S. Marshall which takes him to Washington, D.C.
Davenport is known for his toughness and
unorthodox methods which get results, but are
often very dangerous. He also adds comic relief at
times in a very irreverent way.
The story begins with 17 year old Audrey Coil and
a classmate working on a video for her blog when
they come across another blog titled 1919. It
contains candid photos of children of influential
Washington politicians outside their schools
including Audrey. Along with the photos are
vicious political rants from various extremist and
radical groups. It's this discovery that causes
Lucas Davenport to be summoned to Washington D.C.
to investigate this troubling blog.
From this point Lucas and his team investigate a
number of Nazi and other right-wing groups hoping
to avoid any violence. Needless to say they
encounter some very dangerous and life threatening
"interviews". Then the situation gets worse when
"a number of people in these alt-rights groups
have gotten letters suggesting that the meaning of
the 1919 group was to encourage somebody to shoot
In closing, while this was definitely a good plot
it contained way more information about guns and
fringe groups than I needed to know. If this is of
interest to you - you'll enjoy this book more than
I did. I think I mentioned in another review that
my definition of a really good read is one that
you can't wait to get back to. I could wait...