Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Invisible Prey - John Sandford

Lucas Davenport worked on two important cases in this book. The president of the state senate molested a 15 year-old girl and a murder of one of the richest women in St Paul, while an election was coming near. In the course of investigation, the two cases would entwine with each other.

Since in the first case Lucas only supervised, the main story in this book was the murder, which at first look seemed like a usual robbery. The culprit would be lucky if it had not been Lucas Davenport who did the investigation. “Most cops are dumber than a bowl of spaghetti,” said the culprit. Lucas soon found that there had been similar murders and the thief took antiques which were not too valuable nor insured, but still worth a lot; so that the heirs wouldn’t be suspiciousà thus the title ‘Invisible Prey’.

The plots were simpler (than previous books in Prey series), yet I almost couldn’t put this down. I had to put it down anyway because I had to work in the next morning. I liked how Lucas had a soft spot Gabriella Coombs, who insisted that he looked into her grandmother’s death, which made him able to draw a link among the cases. The murder happened to be in Lucas's hometown, so at the end of the day he could go home and spend time with his family.

In the end of the story, the police found the body of someone named Theodore Lane. I could only assume that it was one of the killer’s victims, because there was no further explanation.

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