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   Mortal Prey , by John Sandford  
 
  Novel, first publication in 2002
 
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      Lucas Davenport's boss is about to lose her job as chief of police, his fiancée is distracted with wedding plans, and his house-remodeling project is at a standstill. So when the FBI and DEA draft the Minneapolis cop to head off hit woman Clara Rinker's bloody murder spree, he's glad to oblige. The lady killer and the killer lady have tangled before in Sandford's Prey series, and their personal history seasons this fast-paced story of mayhem, murder, and revenge. After Rinker barely survives an assassination attempt that destroys her unborn baby and kills her lover, the son of a Mexican drug lord, she sets out to destroy the mobsters who ordered the hit, a journey that brings her into Davenport's sights again and also puts him back in action alongside a woman agent with whom he was once involved. But it's the grudging respect and even affection Sandford hints at between Rinker and Lucas that takes this crisp, confident thriller beyond the limitations of the genre and makes the characters flesh-and-blood human beings. A standout in a terrific series!

    Source: Jane Adams, Amazon.com.

     
     
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  • Lucas Davenport > Prey / Lucas Davenport (#13)

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  • 20th Century
  • Cops - Sheriff
  • Drugs - Narcotics - Addiction - Psychoactive Substances
  • FBI
  • Minneapolis
  • Murders
  • Thrillers
  • Thugs - Mob - Mafia - Crime Organizations - Gangs - Triads
  • U.S.A.

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