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  • Title: Neon Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
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  • Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail biter by 1 NewYork Times bestselling author John Sandford.It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the US Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home They didn t expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings.Now Davenport Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail biter by 1 NewYork Times bestselling author John Sandford.It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the US Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home They didn t expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings.Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion But there s even to this killer than meets the eye Get A Copy Kindle Store 14.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 400 pages Published April 23rd 2019 by G.P Putnam s Sons More Details Original Title Neon Prey ISBN 0525536582 ISBN13 9780525536581 Series Lucas Davenport 29 Other Editions All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Neon Prey, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Can you read this and understand without reading the previous books in the series 1 likelike 6 months ago See all 4 answers RachelW BamaGal Yes, you can There are running side characters and mentions here and there of previous cases but the storyline and case being investigated is very Yes, you can There are running side characters and mentions here and there of previous cases but the storyline and case being investigated is very much self contained less flag I never thought Id say this, but I need a spoiler I have a 7 month old Lab puppy who literally ate part of this book In most cases, I would just order another copy, but 1 Im very close to the end of the book, and 2 I wasnt enjoying it as much as other Lucas Davenport novels Ive read Ive read to the point where Lucas was about to deliver the money to Deese Can you fill in the blanks like 45 days ago See all 2 answers Lynne This answer contains spoilers view spoiler Deese kills Cole in the tunnel, Cox ends up killing both Ralph and Mrs Harrelson, but makes it look like Ralph did it Deese makes it back to the Deese kills Cole in the tunnel, Cox ends up killing both Ralph and Mrs Harrelson, but makes it look like Ralph did it Deese makes it back to the trailer to find those two dead and Cox tries to shoot it out with Deese Deese actually hides under the trailer and gets bit by a snake and that s what eventually kills him Cox gets away with everything I agree with Joyce, not one of his better books The very end is a call to Davenport from the senator saying he needs help Segway to the next book less hide spoiler flag See all 3 questions about Neon Prey Lists with This Book Best Newish Psychological Thrillers For Dark Nights 2018 19 21 books 7 voters Best books of 2019 445 books 683 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.21 Rating details 10,106 ratings 935 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 928 1 More filters Sort order May 12, 2019 Tim rated it it was amazing When it comes to interest and action, there are few better authors than John Sandford Neon Prey is no exception and another superb effort 10 of 10 stars flag 68 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 22, 2019 Maureen Carden rated it it was amazing Shelves police, thriller, fbi, wild ass adventure, just so damn good, mau s challenge, netgalley, serial killer Neon Prey by John Sandford has easily passed my old lady reading test I read a quarter of the book, put it down for two weeks, and then pick it back up to finish The test remembering everything I have read and not having go back to refresh my memory Neon Prey was an easy A , no going back to refresh my memory of the story or characters Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen step right up and read Neon Prey You won t be sorry, unless you don t like graphic crime stories.There isn t a crime I can Neon Prey by John Sandford has easily passed my old lady reading test I read a quarter of the book, put it down for two weeks, and then pick it back up to finish The test remembering everything I have read and not having go back to refresh my memory Neon Prey was an easy A , no going back to refresh my memory of the story or characters Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen step right up and read Neon Prey You won t be sorry, unless you don t like graphic crime stories.There isn t a crime I can think of that isn t present in Neon Prey, and maybe one or two I wouldn t have thought to include This is just one example of Sandford s genius in keeping the Lucas Davenport series fresh The other genius, making it possible to jump in anywhere in the series and read as a stand alone Be aware though, very aware that you will want to go back to read the prior twenty eight If I were a new reader, by the end of this book I would be jumpin for joy.Davenport is now a deputy U.S Marshall without portfolio, so to speak He has some serious political pull, on both sides of the political aisle and is allowed to do pretty much what he wants What he wants is to bring in serious killers.Rae Givens and Bob Matees, fellow deputy US Marshall s bring Davenport just what he wants, a formerly unknown serial killer who is in the wind Clayton Deese, has been arrested by the FBI, and has agreed to snitch on a New Orleans boss, Rodger Smith a serious player in the swamp of New Orleans s crime Instead, Deese, has cut his ankle monitoring device and hightailed it from his south Louisiana property When Bob and Rae, along with the FBI agent Sandro Tremanty, go to re arrest Deese, they find buried bodies lots of buried bodies.The chase for Deese lasts for months, collecting cities, criminals and crimes.The writing as always is meticulous, taking you along on Mr.Toad s wild ride At the same time the easy humor and dry wit makes you want to ante up a pocketful of quarters and ask for a seat at the table.Depravity, camaraderie, terror, warmth, distrust, humor are all present and accounted for in Neon Prey There is a tender yet funny scene where Davenport meets with his eldest daughter who is pondering which path to take after college, a dream job or further education He tells her he doesn t like to talk about such things, but basically she is trust fund scum and money should never be a basis for her decisions A lesson never learned by Deese and his partners.Sadly, Davenport s coworkers from the earlier books are barely present Never fear though, Virgil Flowers, with his usual sobriquet, is present a few times, just not often enough Sorry Mr Sandford, I m sure you hear this complaint in every Davenport book But me and Mr Davenport, we got a thing going on and that will never change Flowers is just my backdoor hero.I have to admit to being intrigued by Deese s use of fil powder in his barbecue rub, but I would use a different meat source.Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review flag 58 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Mar 07, 2019 Kemper rated it liked it Shelves thriller, 2019, 5 0, lucas davenport, crime mystery, serial killers I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas And if what happens is that you get eaten by a cannibal while there you ll definitely be staying in Vegas.Clayton Deese was an enforcer hired killer for a loan shark in New Orleans who gets arrested after one of his jobs go wrong Since Deese has a lot of skeletons in his closet he jumps bail and disappears Actually, the skeletons are in graves behind his house, and Deese had a habit of cutti I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas And if what happens is that you get eaten by a cannibal while there you ll definitely be staying in Vegas.Clayton Deese was an enforcer hired killer for a loan shark in New Orleans who gets arrested after one of his jobs go wrong Since Deese has a lot of skeletons in his closet he jumps bail and disappears Actually, the skeletons are in graves behind his house, and Deese had a habit of cutting prime cuts off his victims and throwing them on the grill Once that grisly discovery has been made Deese is the country s most notorious fugitive, and US Marshal Lucas Davenport is brought in to help track him down Deese has hooked up with his brother who is running a nasty home invasion crew that Lucas tracks from Los Angeles to Las Vegas as the trail keeps getting bloodier There s also a complication that Deese s old boss is worried that he ll flip on him if caught so he s trying to either kill him or make sure he gets out of the country This is the 29th book of the Prey series, and it s got all the usual stuff The plotting is tight with multiple characters all working their own agendas, the tension builds nicely to some big moments, and we get to hang out with Davenport as he uses a mix of deduction, manipulation, and intimidation to find the bad guys Sandford even throws a pretty wicked curve ball at the reader about a quarter of the way into the book that literally made me sit up and curse aloud in shock when it happened Lucas new role as a marshal continues to be interesting, and the Vegas setting is used well as the kind of place where trying to follow a suspect through the maze of a casino is a challenge.However, it doesn t quite hit the peaks of the series at its best There s some great set up of Deese as a people eatin leg breaker, but time is actually spent with other members of the home invasion crew so that he doesn t come across as the best of the Prey bad guys It s a little disappointing that isn t done with the cannibal angle What If I read a book where I m told the villain eats people then I expect somebody to get eaten Don t look at me like that I m not the only person who watched Hannibal In fact, it s used for shock factor and almost a running gag than anything The twist that we get early on doesn t really amount to much either at the end of the day and is kind of quickly forgotten.Still, it s John Sandford so it s a pretty satisfying thriller that will keep you turning pages even if it isn t Lucas s most memorable case flag 58 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jun 15, 2019 Paula Kalin rated it really liked it Recommends it for Sarcastic detective fans Shelves favorite authors, series, crime, suspense thriller, published 2019, mystery, read in 2019 I am such a Lucas Davenport fan I ve read all 29 books Lucas Davenport has been a staple in my life foreverHe is brilliant Dresses well Likes to hunt killers What could you ask for If you are not into this series yet, but like homicide detective stories This is one of the best.I m not a big fan of his current US Marshall partners though Can we have Lukas just going back to being a homicide detective, please Otherwise, this book would have gotten 5 stars4 out of 5 stars flag 67 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Aug 06, 2019 Liz rated it it was amazing Shelves audio John Sandford s Lucas Davenport has become one of my favorite series to listen to The plots are fast paced, with great villains They are complicated enough to hold my interest but not so convoluted that I can t keep up on audio This one is one of his better ones and I ve read them all I highly recommend for anyone looking for a great audio book flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 09, 2019 Monnie rated it really liked it Only a couple of authors have written separate serial books featuring two different characters I absolutely love, and John Sandford is one of them For years, law enforcement agents Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport have been never miss favorites It is the latter who takes center stage here although happily, Virgil makes a couple of appearances as well.That said, most characters in long running series at least in my experience, and I ll cite as examples works by both Jonathan and Faye Kell Only a couple of authors have written separate serial books featuring two different characters I absolutely love, and John Sandford is one of them For years, law enforcement agents Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport have been never miss favorites It is the latter who takes center stage here although happily, Virgil makes a couple of appearances as well.That said, most characters in long running series at least in my experience, and I ll cite as examples works by both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, J.D Robb and Janet Evanovich over the years tend to lose a titch of the pizzazz that hooked me in the first place, and Lucas and Virgil are no exceptions But hey most of these characters aren t exactly spring chickens any, so slowing down a bit is to be expected as I approach octogenarian status I know this all too well In fact, in this, the 29th in the series even Lucas himself has a few moments of self doubt But he s still filthy rich millions earned by gaming software he developed , married to plastic surgeon Weather, who gets in a few good lines here and hasn t lost his sense of humor And while the thrill of the chase may have dropped a notch or two, it hasn t lessened my love of the books, including this one It begins with a chase to find a hired killer named Deese the marshals don t find him, but they do find graves filled with dead bodies That s bad enough, but evidence shows this killer has a particularly nasty habit let s just say if you put him in a room with Hannibal Lecter, one of the two wouldn t go home hungry and the other wouldn t go home at all Lucas has an office in Minneapolis, but he works out of Washington, D.C for the U.S Marshals Service Finding Deese is important to the feds not only because of his eating habits, but because it s believed that he s been hired by a bad guy named Roger Smith no relation, I presume, to the late husband of Ann Margret , who s the real target they re after The chase brings together a few familiar and likable characters from previous books as well as a slew of law enforcement agencies from New Orleans to Los Angeles to Las Vegas One raid in particular turns out not all that well for Lucas triggering, so to speak, that self doubt mentioned earlier.All in all, it s another great adventure that doesn t disappoint telling might spoil the fun for other readers, so I won t I must, however, note one of the highlights for me The ever dapper Lucas dressed in cargo shorts Now that would be a sight to see Once again, many thanks to the publisher, via NetGalley, for the opportunity to read and review an advance copy flag 25 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 16, 2019 Sandy rated it liked it Shelves bit of a downer, american authors, suspense, crime, tackling mt tbr, detectives, series Bit of a disappointment, I m afraid Although the mystery manhunt aspect is good, the dialogue is dull seems like we ve read it all before There s nothing new here, just a darker plot with vicious bad guys little humour to alleviate a violent than usual story line flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 04, 2019 Scott rated it it was ok To begin with, I think it is only appropriate that I admit to being a fairly avid reader of John Sandford, especially a fan of his Lucas Davenport Prey series A pretty big fan to be honest When we last saw our fearless hero, Lucas Davenport, he was getting comfortable in his federal marshal job which afforded him lots of freedom in cases he investigates He had two agents assigned to him Bob and Rae both of whom are witty, hard working and never lack an opinion When this book begins, we To begin with, I think it is only appropriate that I admit to being a fairly avid reader of John Sandford, especially a fan of his Lucas Davenport Prey series A pretty big fan to be honest When we last saw our fearless hero, Lucas Davenport, he was getting comfortable in his federal marshal job which afforded him lots of freedom in cases he investigates He had two agents assigned to him Bob and Rae both of whom are witty, hard working and never lack an opinion When this book begins, we are introduced to Clayton Deese, muscle and killer for Louisiana lawyer and loan shark, Roger Smith Smith has a customer who isn t paying and needs to be taught a sever lesson, and sends Deese to deliver it However, Deese runs into problems and lands in jail for deadly assault, putting Smith s illegal operations at risk Seven months later Dees skips out on his bail and disappears.In come U.S Marshals from Davenport s team Bob and Rae who are investigating Smith s operations and hoping to bring him down by turning Deese against him But things turn bad quickly when they find a hidden trail behind Deese s country cabin, leading to a woods area full of unmarked graves It seems that Deese is a secret serial killer who had been disposing his victims in his backyard for years And to make it worse, it appears that he has a cannibalistic tendency which get s Davenport s immediate attention and puts him and his team on the trail of a sadistic killer on the run from Louisiana to California to Nevada.In the interest of good faith, I am seeing a vey bad developing pattern with Sandford s Prey series over the last several years One that is starting to make me nervous I have always enjoyed his books, albeit some than others However, book 27 Golden Prey was rather disappointing The plotting was weak and the last hundred pages was an overly drawn out, anti climactic ending We didn t get to see his family and other familiar characters very much Then last year, book 28 Twisted Prey was much improved, with stronger plotting and complex character conflict Lucas had a stronger adversary that challenged him on a higher analytical and emotional level Which brings me to this year s book 29 Neon Prey which falls back into the same one dimensional, weak plotting that Golden Prey suffered from Even worse This book is a feebler read than that one was Nothing about the beginning set s up for an interesting read, especially since they already have the big bad guy figured out and only need to physically catch him Neither the bad guy or his compadres seem worthy of Davenport s challenge beyond the length of a short story read The entire book serves as a basic and somewhat haphazard 390 page manhunt There are a couple of almost got the bad guys but oh no they got away again oh well moments that just drag things out way too much.There are other weaknesses in this book, including the poor writing style and treatment of Davenport as being almost a side character Sandford s writing style that was once fast paced, fluid, and sharp, seems now like a stream of consciousness one that rambles and is extremely disjointed at times Overall, the math is starting to lead me to the old Star Trek movie adage, and that is the odd ones are bad and the even ones are good In my opinion, and it only one opinion, Neon Prey is arguably Sandford s least interesting Lucas Davenport mystery he s ever written I am not sure how he went off the rails in two of his last three books, but here s hoping that next year s outing an even numbered book will bring a reinvigorated plot and worthy adversary for Lucas Davenport to face in his 30th anniversary year Here s hoping so flag 20 likesLike see review View all 13 comments RachelW BamaGal This was also my least favorite LD I m about ready to give up on this series I m reading Bloody Genius right now, the new Virgil Flowers It s bee This was also my least favorite LD I m about ready to give up on this series I m reading Bloody Genius right now, the new Virgil Flowers It s been good so far he wasn t allowed to bring his boat to the investigation this time, lol I hate to say this, being a woman but LD was so much interesting when he was a single hound dog womanizing his way across Minnesota Now he s so staid and complacent imo updated 17 hours, 25 min ago Scott Agreed It feels like Lucas has been too domesticated and lacks some edge Have a great week 8 hours, 37 min ago May 20, 2019 Jim rated it really liked it Shelves mystery suspense thriller, books read 2019 Clayton Deese is an enforcer for a New Orleans loan shark, Roger Rog Smith Rog wants Deese to send a message to someone who has fallen behind on his payments but things don t work out as planned Deese gets busted but skips bail Deese is small time The FBI would really like to get Smith so an FBI agent along with U.S Marshall s Bob and Rae go to Deese s home They don t find Deese but they do discover several graves behind his house The remains show evidence of cannibalism Suddenly Deese Clayton Deese is an enforcer for a New Orleans loan shark, Roger Rog Smith Rog wants Deese to send a message to someone who has fallen behind on his payments but things don t work out as planned Deese gets busted but skips bail Deese is small time The FBI would really like to get Smith so an FBI agent along with U.S Marshall s Bob and Rae go to Deese s home They don t find Deese but they do discover several graves behind his house The remains show evidence of cannibalism Suddenly Deese is no longer small time Now he is the most wanted man in the country Bob and Rae call Lucas Davenport Would he like to get in on the manhunt Lucas is a politically connected U.S Marshall He can pick and choose what cases he wants And this is a case that he wants in on Deese s trail takes Lucas, Bob, and Rae from New Orleans to Los Angeles, to Las Vegas In L.A Deese has hooked up with his brother and a home invasion gang After a botched SWAT raid the scene shifts to Las Vegas Lucas begins to question his own mortality when he is injured in the botched SWAT raid.There is always humor to be found in John Sandford s books Those familiar with Lucas Davenport know that he is a clothes hound He made a lot of money developing gaming software and he can afford tailored suits But in L.A and Las Vegas that is not the best option for how to dress for the heat Lucas finds himself wearing shorts Cargo shorts at that There are a few references to Lucas s legs and knees.This is the 29th book in the Prey series and I think it holds up well It is not the best book in the series but it is still very enjoyable I think the author has managed to keep the series fresh by changing things around Lucas is now a U.S Marshall and he has different partners Bob and Rae John Sandford doesn t disappoint flag 18 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 27, 2019 Janet Newport rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle books, netgalley, 2019 reads Thank you NetGalley and G.P Putnam s Sons for this arc.I ve always enjoyed John Sandford s Prey novels and this one 29 didn t disappoint Lucas is still with the Marshall s service and it was great to see Bob and Rae back too as his trusted sidekicks In Neon Prey, they has to scramble from New Orleans to LA to Las Vegas and points beyond, interacting with all sorts of law enforcement agencies The action was non stop and at time pretty grisly The were bad guys galore, good guys, bad guys Thank you NetGalley and G.P Putnam s Sons for this arc.I ve always enjoyed John Sandford s Prey novels and this one 29 didn t disappoint Lucas is still with the Marshall s service and it was great to see Bob and Rae back too as his trusted sidekicks In Neon Prey, they has to scramble from New Orleans to LA to Las Vegas and points beyond, interacting with all sorts of law enforcement agencies The action was non stop and at time pretty grisly The were bad guys galore, good guys, bad guys trying to be good, good guys going bad, con artists, and at least one smart cookie Lucas manages to get shot again , but this time he noticed it and had to spend some time recovering He is human But Sandford s dry humor was present through out Virgil was even present for the final wrap up A great fast read from a truly dependable author flag 15 likesLike see review May 07, 2019 Skip rated it liked it Shelves series in progress, thriller Lucas Davenport is now a full fledged U.S marshal, who is called upon for special assignments In Book 29, he is called on for his expertise in tracking down a serial killer, Clayton Deese, who is a hit man for a New Orleans thug After ditching his tracking device, a slew of dead bodies are discovered in his swampy backyard in Louisiana, with some showing signs of being eaten Lucas manages to track him to L.A where he has hooked up with some other nasty dudes in wealthy home invasions In a Lucas Davenport is now a full fledged U.S marshal, who is called upon for special assignments In Book 29, he is called on for his expertise in tracking down a serial killer, Clayton Deese, who is a hit man for a New Orleans thug After ditching his tracking device, a slew of dead bodies are discovered in his swampy backyard in Louisiana, with some showing signs of being eaten Lucas manages to track him to L.A where he has hooked up with some other nasty dudes in wealthy home invasions In a horribly botched SWAT raid, Lucas gets hurt and most of the bad guys get away, heading to glitter gulch from tinsel town Things continue to go badly as Lucas and his team of Bob and Rae once again find Deese and his accomplices only to have the local cops jeopardize another arrest attempt While the book moved along and was pretty violent, I am not sure there was much character development and Deese was nothing special as a villain flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 24, 2019 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it Another good Davenport story In this one his team goes after a gang of home invaders which includes one cannibalistic serial killer The action starts in Louisiana and winds up in the neon city of Las Vegas and the nearby desert Recommended to Davenport fans flag 11 likesLike see review Aug 12, 2019 Deb rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book was written with excitement the whole way through A new twist on the main bad guy and his demise was gruesome The detective team together with a new addition working synchronized with a new romance thrown in I thoroughly enjoy this modern but old style detective writing flag 11 likesLike see review Apr 28, 2019 Bicky rated it it was ok I have never been disappointed by a John Sandford novel But with this book, I am flabbergasted The villain is dumb but lucky, Lucas Davenport shows no special insight and the repartee between Lucas and his colleagues Rae and Bob is flat Unless you have a compulsion to read every Prey book, avoid this one 2 because I managed to finished it This is really strange, considering his previous Prey book Twisted Prey was excellent flag 11 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Apr 09, 2019 OutlawPoet rated it really liked it I ll admit that it took me a little bit to get into Neon Prey While I love Lucas and dearly loved our little Virgil ahem Flowers cameo , our villain wasn t exactly the sort we love to hate Despite his proclivities I actually found him a little dull.However, the action amped up when our chase after one man became a chase after a group of very interesting characters I was in And a little aside props on your descriptions of Altadena I mean, it kind of weirded me out when you basically wrot I ll admit that it took me a little bit to get into Neon Prey While I love Lucas and dearly loved our little Virgil ahem Flowers cameo , our villain wasn t exactly the sort we love to hate Despite his proclivities I actually found him a little dull.However, the action amped up when our chase after one man became a chase after a group of very interesting characters I was in And a little aside props on your descriptions of Altadena I mean, it kind of weirded me out when you basically wrote my every morning drive, but you did well I liked the fact that the author gave Lucas some real danger here and thought our cat and mouse game was very well written.A good entry into the series ARC Provided via Net Galley flag 10 likesLike see review Mar 10, 2019 RachelW BamaGal rated it it was ok Shelves arc Good ending but it was a long, dry read getting there I know I have said the last couple of books that I feel this series has gotten routine, boring, and I prefer Virgil Flowers Yet here I am again flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2019 Julie rated it it was amazing Nothing like reading this book where it is HOT and it is HOT here at the same timeAnother great read Only now I am sad as I have to wait till next year for a new book flag 9 likesLike see review May 02, 2019 Alan rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 2019 reading challenge, audiobook edition, crime fiction, unabridged edition, mystery fiction Only half of a book, and a repulsive one at that Review of the Audible Audio edition 2019 narrated by Richard FerroneTW brutal violence, cannibalism, assaultI m not going to bury the lead here This book mostly consists of several set pieces where Lucas Davenport and the U.S Marshals with occasional other police forces are closing in on and or confronting the villains These scenes are then completely repeated from the other point of view i.e first we get the police side in its entirety and Only half of a book, and a repulsive one at that Review of the Audible Audio edition 2019 narrated by Richard FerroneTW brutal violence, cannibalism, assaultI m not going to bury the lead here This book mostly consists of several set pieces where Lucas Davenport and the U.S Marshals with occasional other police forces are closing in on and or confronting the villains These scenes are then completely repeated from the other point of view i.e first we get the police side in its entirety and then the entire scene is retold from the point of view of the criminals This technique might be useful if some sort of intriguing insight was revealed, but that is rarely the case It just begins to feel like padding, a technique to double the length of the material.The fact that the criminal side is repulsive than usual just adds to the repellant nature of the results.I usually find Sandford s annual Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers crime mysteries to be reliable sources of entertainment with their often engaging banter between the detectives and crafty foes to be detected and defeated This one just felt off and cheap.The narration by series regular Richard Ferrone was still excellent though flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 10, 2019 Mark Mindel rated it it was amazing Always good to be re acquainted with Lucas Davenport and the gang Of course, he s moved on from the Minnesota Bureau of Investigation and is now a special politically appointed US Marshall who gets to choose his own cases, usually those to do with serial killers This one is a unique one as the Marshalls team up with the FBI chasing down a gang of big time robbers from LA who now have a cannibal serial killer in their midst Wild chases and crazy traps along with no one trusting anyone Lucas Always good to be re acquainted with Lucas Davenport and the gang Of course, he s moved on from the Minnesota Bureau of Investigation and is now a special politically appointed US Marshall who gets to choose his own cases, usually those to do with serial killers This one is a unique one as the Marshalls team up with the FBI chasing down a gang of big time robbers from LA who now have a cannibal serial killer in their midst Wild chases and crazy traps along with no one trusting anyone Lucas gets shot again but hangs in there to help his buddies Bob And Rae and Rae s new FBI friend chase down Clayton Deese, the Cannibal It s hard to tell the bad guys from the good guys and there s a lot of double crosses Let s see if Lucas can win out in the end Cameo s by all our old friends Virgil Flowers, daughter Lettie, and wife Weather among them flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Mike rated it really liked it Sandford is one of a handful of authors that, when a new one comes out, I am a glutton Lucas, a recent hiring as a US Marshall, is asked to look at a case outside New Orleans His deputy buddies, Rae and Bob, have helped discover several bodies, linked to a local hit man.Thus ensues a trek to California and Nevada, with a strong armed robbery gang, a serial killer, a dirty attorney and his henchman, and of course, several gunfights flag 7 likesLike see review Sep 02, 2018 Steven Laing rated it it was amazing Waiting for the next one Have read all of the Prey series and will continue to purchase them as they are written.I found Wicked Prey on a bus bench with a note attached stating read this Been hooked ever since Lucas Davenport is the man flag 7 likesLike see review May 15, 2019 Chris Conley rated it it was amazing Oh my, 29 Lucas Davenport books and there is some new weird twist every time This one just keeps turning on a dime flag 6 likesLike see review May 28, 2019 Terri Anderson rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, audio book, mystery 3.5 I still enjoy the Lucas Davenport series, but the last couple of entries have been a bit gruesome and crude than usual I like the repartee among the characters but some of the regular cast of characters were missing Lucas and his U.S Marshall s sidekicks, Bob and Rae, follow bad guy Clayton Deese from New Orleans to Los Angeles to Las Vegas and beyond They always seem to be one step behind until the very end, but besides that there isn t much suspense flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 12, 2019 Sassafrasfrom rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 reading challenge, favorite authors series, police procedural I never thought I would ever say this about Sandford s Prey series this book was simply a mediocre offering Typically, Lucas is in the thick of things, and he s able to figure out the wanted killer s possible next moves Lucas is a leader He has been shot, but he slowly bounces back as he has in the past Nevertheless, in this book, Lucas is NOT the leader in the hunt for the home invasion gang and the cannibal contract killer In fact, it seems he is just a cog in the wheel that involv I never thought I would ever say this about Sandford s Prey series this book was simply a mediocre offering Typically, Lucas is in the thick of things, and he s able to figure out the wanted killer s possible next moves Lucas is a leader He has been shot, but he slowly bounces back as he has in the past Nevertheless, in this book, Lucas is NOT the leader in the hunt for the home invasion gang and the cannibal contract killer In fact, it seems he is just a cog in the wheel that involves numerous state police, the FBI, the US Marshal Service, SWAT, you name it Nothing of any significance stood out here relative to Davenport s involvement.I realize that now Lucas is 52 years old and has another career with the US Marshal Service But, his age did not seem to slow him down He travels all over the country hunting serial killers mostly In the past, Lucas has been a force to be reckoned with He is a hunter, and the hunted better beware In this book, however, Lucas s role seemed almost tangential He was not the hero he once was in previous books This book was uninspiring, and seemed to be incongruous with the well established Lucas Davenport character Is this the beginning of a different version of Lucas Davenport that we ve not encountered before I guess we ll see But for now, I am going to reread the previous 28 books That ll settle my brain a little.Last, I was surprised to find a couple of errors, but not enough to get my thong in a twist LOL flag 6 likesLike see review View all 8 comments May 14, 2019 Woodstock Pickett rated it it was amazing Shelves fiction, suspense How he does it, I don t know, but Sandford never disappoints From the steamy back woods of Louisiana, where a cops discover a stash of cannibalised bodies to the dry heat of Las Vegas Lucas Davenport tracks the cannibal, who travels with a group of home invasion artists Things go dramatically wrong for the bad guys, and meticulous police procedure keep Davenport and assorted other feds close on their heels This is, I think, the 29th book in the Prey series I ve enjoyed every one flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 17, 2019 Laura rated it really liked it I love Davenport, and this was a decent installment in the series The novels since Davenport joined the Marsals, however, have been really high on violence and quite a bit lower on investigation These recent novels have still been highly readable, they re just moving in a direction I find less interesting overall flag 6 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 21, 2019 Mary Drayer rated it it was amazing The title should be the cannibal , but what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas What a ride on another Lucas Davenport storyline that fills the pages with twists and turns who made the bad guys smart flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 10, 2019 Matthew rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves kindle not loanable, 2019, reviewed Sandford continues his downward spiral of writing and this one was pretty bad Next to nil character development boring characters that had so much potential Check Poor editing Everywhere Plot holes More than a moon made from Swiss cheese To top all of that off, I found the story jumping back and forth especially annoying Please, work the character s POV in seamlessly instead of chopping it up like it was written by multiple people flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 13, 2019 Sara rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 books This is the latest installment in the successful Lucas Davenport series As always it is well plotted and paced, with familiar, comfortable characters The brief appearance of Virgil Flowers makes me anxious to read his next installment, too flag 5 likesLike see review Apr 29, 2019 Kay rated it really liked it Shelves fiction, thriller, john sandford Terrific read From the swamp of Louisiana to Las Vegas strip, Lucas Davenport was on the hunt for a hit man who didn t let good meat go to waste.The only reason it s not a 5 star is because he didn t beat his previous book goodness Twisted Prey which I love Read it if you like crime novels flag 5 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Play Book Tag Neon Prey by John Sandford 4 stars 5 17 May 10, 2019 11 09AM Librari Combine Editions Neon Prey by John Sandford 2 218 May 02, 2019 11 25AM NEON PREY by John Sandford 1 15 Apr 22, 2019 03 38PM Around the Year i Neon Prey, by John Sandford 1 10 Mar 01, 2019 01 38AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed Other books in the series Lucas Davenport 1 10 of 31 books Books by John Sandford More Trivia About Neon Prey Lucas No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Neon Prey thirty thousand dollars worth of one dollar bills he turned off the highway and onto the dirt road that would take him to Ralph s place 0 likes Cox knew the guys she was living with were criminals, but really it was like the redistribution of wealth from Beverly Hills to Long Beach, almost like being a Democrat, so it was hard to see too much wrong with it And nobody ever died 0 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    Neon Prey Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail biter by NewYork Times bestselling author John Sandford It was a relatively minor criminal matte

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    1. When it comes to interest and action, there are few better authors than John Sandford Neon Prey is no exception and another superb effort 10 of 10 stars

    2. Neon Prey by John Sandford has easily passed my old lady reading test I read a quarter of the book, put it down for two weeks, and then pick it back up to finish The test remembering everything I have read and not having go back to refresh my memory Neon Prey was an easy A , no going back to refresh my memory of the story or characters Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen step right up and read Neon Prey You won t be sorry, unless you don t like graphic crime stories.There isn [...]

    3. I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas And if what happens is that you get eaten by a cannibal while there you ll definitely be staying in Vegas.Clayton Deese was an enforcer hired killer for a loan shark in New Orleans who gets arrested after one of his jobs go wrong Since Deese has a lot of skeletons in his closet he jumps bail and disappears Actually, the skeletons are in graves behind his house, and Deese had a habit of [...]

    4. I am such a Lucas Davenport fan I ve read all 29 books Lucas Davenport has been a staple in my life foreverHe is brilliant Dresses well Likes to hunt killers What could you ask for If you are not into this series yet, but like homicide detective stories This is one of the best.I m not a big fan of his current US Marshall partners though Can we have Lukas just going back to being a homicide detective, please Otherwise, this book would have gotten 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

    5. John Sandford s Lucas Davenport has become one of my favorite series to listen to The plots are fast paced, with great villains They are complicated enough to hold my interest but not so convoluted that I can t keep up on audio This one is one of his better ones and I ve read them all I highly recommend for anyone looking for a great audio book.

    6. Only a couple of authors have written separate serial books featuring two different characters I absolutely love, and John Sandford is one of them For years, law enforcement agents Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport have been never miss favorites It is the latter who takes center stage here although happily, Virgil makes a couple of appearances as well.That said, most characters in long running series at least in my experience, and I ll cite as examples works by both Jonathan and Faye Kell Only [...]

    7. Bit of a disappointment, I m afraid Although the mystery manhunt aspect is good, the dialogue is dull seems like we ve read it all before There s nothing new here, just a darker plot with vicious bad guys little humour to alleviate a violent than usual story line.

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