Saturday, June 1, 2013

Silken Prey [Hardcover]

I've finished "Silken Prey" the book in his Lucas Davenport series by John Sandford.

Product Description

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then — very troubling — to the Minneapolis police department, then — most troublingly of all — to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

About the Author

JOHN SANDFORD is the author of twenty-three Prey novels; six Virgil Flowers novels, most recently Mad River; and six other books. He lives in California and New Mexico.

Publisher Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (May 7, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 0399159312
ISBN-13 978-0399159312

My Review:

Lucas Davenport is an Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent who is asked by the State Governor to investigate why child porn was found on a leading Senate Candidate's office computer days before the election.

Porter Smalls is a Republican who is running for the US Senator position who is leading in the polls when he is hit with child porn on his office computer.  The Governor despite their opposing views doesn't believe that Porter would hurt his chance of winning the US Senator position.

As Davenport investigates he soon finds out that Bob Tubbs is a member of a conspiracy to bring down Porter Smalls and has disappeared (everyone believes he has been murdered).  With the help of Kidd a combination of an artist and computer whiz he uncovers the other members of the conspiracy which includes the beautiful and wealthy Democratic candidate Taryn Grant.  She is a narcissist with an over sized ego, ambition and uses dirty tricks to get what she wants no matter who gets in the way.

This was a very fast paced read with some interesting characters with intriguing twist and turns.  I loved that Kidd and his wife Lauren (formerly a cat burglar LuAnn) and Virgil returned to help in the investigation.


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