By John Sandford
Easy Prey is the eleventh secret to add Lucas Davenport, who begun his profession again in Rules of Prey as a maverick murder detective similar to "Dirty Harry" Callahan. He did issues his manner and was once frequently at odds along with his superiors within the Minneapolis Police division. because these early days, Davenport has mellowed a bit, and his history as a working laptop or computer game-designing, Porsche-driving womanizer has been a bit decreased. almost certainly age has develop into an element, or it can be the truth that Davenport has been deputy leader because the 6th e-book within the sequence, Night Prey. the nature could have replaced, however the writing has remained continually taut: the undesirable men creepy, the mysteries suspenseful.
In this most recent episode, Davenport is termed to a home after an A-list get together has taken position there. Alie'e Maison, a best version, has been came across strangled, and proof exhibits that she ingested medicines and lately made love--most most likely to a lady. ahead of Lucas leaves the home, issues get much more complex: a moment physique is located filled in a closet with a deep dent within the cranium. additionally, certainly one of Lucas's personal males have been on the celebration and is now a suspect.
As continuously, Lucas's personal existence isn't exempt from problems. An ex-lover comes again into his world--a lady he hasn't ever been capable of forget--and she has secrets and techniques of her personal. additionally making an visual appeal this day trip is a early life good friend to whom he turns for suggestion approximately ladies and lifestyles. Sister Mary Joseph, born Elle Kruger, is a professor of psychology and one of many computing device brains who is helping Lucas layout his software program. He calls her Nun the Wiser, and he usually turns to her for non secular in addition to extra concrete suggestion. Lucas goes to want all of the aid he can get to resolve his case as secrets and techniques pile upon secrets and techniques and the floor continually shifts below his feet.
Easy Prey is one other strong hyperlink during this chain of muscular, interesting thrillers through probably the most distinctive practitioners within the box. --Otto Penzler