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Rules of Prey By John Sandford Rules of Prey The maddog murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things insane and extremely intelligent He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police b

  • Title: Rules of Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780425205815
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Rules of Prey By John Sandford The maddog murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things insane and extremely intelligent He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled Each clever move he makes is another point of pride But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport a dedicated cop and a serial killer s worst nightmare isThe maddog murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things insane and extremely intelligent He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled Each clever move he makes is another point of pride But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport a dedicated cop and a serial killer s worst nightmare is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
    Rules of Prey By John Sandford

    Rules of Prey Lucas Davenport, by John Sandford Jphn Sandford s Rules of Prey is an action packed, fast moving book about the hunt for a serial killer known as Maddog it features a brilliant, womanizing and interesting detective, Lucas Davenport as the protagonist, but equally important is the reader gleans an inside glimpse into the mind of the anti hero who is identified at the onset and Rules of Prey Lucas Davenport, No Comment May contain writing, notes, highlighting, bends or folds Text is readable Pages and cover mostly intact May show normal wear and tear Item may be missing CD Ships directly from . Rules of Prey Lucas Davenport Series by John Sandford Aug , He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books, including three YA novels co authored with Rules of Prey John Sandford The first book in John Sandford s Prey series The murderer was intelligent He was a member of the bar He derived rules based on professional examination of actual cases Never kill anyone you know.Never have a motive. Rules of Prey The Prey Series Book eBook The Lucas Davenport in Rules of Prey bears some resemblance to the mature man who appears in the later novels, but there are differences Here, Davenport beds practically every attractive woman who crosses his path, quite in contrast to the securely married man of the later novels. Rules of Prey by John Sandford Alibris Rules of Prey Rules of Prey by John Sandford Customer Reviews Filter Results Shipping Eligible for Free Shipping Expedited Shipping Available Item Condition Seller Rating Other Options Change Rules Of Prey book by John Sandford ThriftBooks Jun , My wife bugged me for months to read this series and when I finally broke down, I kicked myself for not starting it sooner Sandford s books following Minneapolis Police Detective Lucas Davenport are some of the best I ve discovered in a long time. RULES OF PREY Kirkus Reviews Jul , Ten years after her teenage daughter went missing, a mother begins a new relationship only to discover she can t truly move on until she answers lingering questions about the past. Rules of Prey Author s Introduction I thought Rules would be a stand alone book, and that my next book might involve, say, a female FBI agent Still have her in my mind, but I ve never gotten to her Davenport has carried me on through fifteen novels, and it s been a hell of a ride. John Sandford novelist Mind Prey

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    1. TK421 on said:

      Okay, here s the deal I like me some stupid thriller books every once in awhile, and so I thought I would take a chance with Lucas Davenport He s a gritty rogue cop, yaddayaddayaddayou ve heard it all before But what you haven t heard is this story was so much fun Granted it has all the cliches imaginable, and once or twice I really had to wince at the writing, but, overall, this story did exactly what it was supposed to do ENTERTAIN Lately, I ve been reading some pretty heavy stuff at work, but [...]

    2. James Thane on said:

      This is the book that introduced Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport, a cunning, tough, and intelligent cop who is willing to bend the rules, if necessary, to get a dangerous killer off the streets Davenport is independently wealthy, thanks to the fact that he writes video games in his off duty hours He drives a Porsche, wears Italian suits and reads Emily Dickinson A former college hockey player, he s a man s man who is also very attractive to women But he does have his standards Whe [...]

    3. Carol. on said:

      Read only if 1 You re John Sandford s A Number One Fan2 You are a completionist and must read every book in the Lucas Davenport series3 You re secretly in love with wish you were Sonny Crockett, a spiffy dressed Extra Special Maverick Detective who loves clothes and women in equal proportions, with fast cars a close third4 You never tire of the serial killer character and their games with the police5 You have no problem with detectives sexing the recent victim of an attempted rape homicide6 You [...]

    4. Alex is The Romance Fox on said:

      Having just finished reading Gathering Prey, the 25 book in John Sandford s brilliant Prey Series, I decided to go back memory lane and read the 1st book, Rules of Prey, where we were first introduced to Minneapolis nonconformist police officer, wealthy video games creator, great dresser and ladies man, Lucas Davenport, He was slender and dark complexioned, with straight black hair going gray at the temples and a long nose over a crooked smile One of his central upper incisors had been chipped a [...]

    5. Kemper on said:

      A smart and tough cop who drives a Porsche on the job as he hunts a sadistic serial killer in the late 80s Yeah, yeah I know this book should totally suck, but the amazing thing is that it doesn t Neither does the long running series that followed.Lieutenant Lucas Davenport is officially the head of the intelligence division of the Minneapolis police force, but his real job title should be Head Rat Catcher When big cases that get media attention happen, Davenport gets called in because not only [...]

    6. Anna S on said:

      Intelligent nemesis and talented investigator the author claims this many times throughout the book but there is no evidence of intelligence in the story or indeed in the author.Half of the story is devoted to detailing the serial killers life and killings leaving NO MYSTERY WHATSOEVER, when the reader is aware of the killers identity it only serves to make his adversary look slow Really, taking pains to avoid leaving physical evidence does not make the serial killer overflowing with intelligenc [...]

    7. Jax on said:

      Nothing about Lucas Davenport was admirable or likeable or realistic He s a womanizing attention whore with an inflated opinion of himself who doesn t seem to do much detective work what with all the trips up to his cabin during a case and working on the computer games he creates what We do get lots of exciting phone calls where he uses his awesome skills to manipulate the press So there s that.The fun begins as we learn that our star has the made just for him title of Office of Special Intellig [...]

    8. Rene on said:

      I will never read another John Sanford book I stopped reading Bad Blood because it was so terrible Rules of Prey was better, but not by much I actually finished reading this one John Sanford can write I ll give him that, but his writing skills is not why I gave him one star Many authors err on making their protagonist too perfect He errs in making them too scummy so that the reader may have trouble identifying with his characters and caring sympathizing with them For example, his main character [...]

    9. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" on said:

      Another Lucas Davenport weekend After reading 21 in the series I had a hankerin to go back to some of the early ones Sandford has certainly improved his delivery over the years This first one is heavy on the nonessential narrative summaries, especially in the first 100 pages or so Rules of Prey introduces Lucas Davenport, the badass Minneapolis cop who plays by his own rules but gets the job done when no one else can He goes head to head with a smart lawyer who is also a serial killer The serial [...]

    10. Gina on said:

      Wow Okay, I can say that Davenport is not like anything other cop character I ve ever read before He s definitely an original, and I don t know how much I should say for fear of blowing it for those who haven t read it and wish to Lucas is intelligent and handsome in his own way, has a lot going on, but I found him to be well, the only word I can think of is insecure when it comes to his personal life women He has the you scratch my back, I ll scratch yours attitude when it comes to his informan [...]

    11. Richard on said:

      8 10This was an enjoyable read even if the main guy is, well, a grade A dickhead There are a few things from this story that stick out and the fact that Lucas Davenport comes across as likeable at times and then a downright twat the next made it quite an interesting tale in what is a well saturated detective series market There is a little bit of outdatedness in this one but it s not heavily prevalent and doesn t detract overall.The serial killer aspect has been done lots of times before and wil [...]

    12. Janie Johnson on said:

      I read this book as a buddy read with a friend I have had these books for quite some time, so it was time to read it I found the book very engaging so it was an easy read for me but I did have a few issues with it as well.SynopsisThe maddog murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things insane and extremely intelligent He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled Each clever move he makes is another point of pride But when [...]

    13. Zaphoddent on said:

      This book is filled with the opposite of what the summary suggests No one in the book can be described as half way intelligent and the author repeating continuously that they are doesn t change the fact that they re not Couldn t take it any, had to quit about two thirds of the way through only reason I lasted that long was the hope that all the characters would be killed off thereby redeeming the blasted book.

    14. aPriL does feral sometimes on said:

      Is Lucas Davenport a scumbag or a hero This is the first in the classic Prey series, and Intow.Independently wealthy, he doesn t need the job of police lieutenant, detective in the Minneapolis police department He is also a designer of video games, a gambler and a womanizer He is willing to marry a woman having his child, and able to drive to his other lover s bed after proposing to the first woman, telling neither about the other He is a gun nut, and he carries unregistered guns he can drop nea [...]

    15. Ana on said:

      5 starsI really love reading pure suspense books not romantic suspense , it was my favorite genre before I got sucked in by romance books So, I decided to try this series, as a change of pace Good decision.Right now, I m up to book seven, and I liked a lot every single one of those books.Lucas Davenport is an incredible hero A cop and a game designer, he is also wickedly smart, rich drives a Ferrari around While his attitude towards relationships is not something I find all that great, somehow h [...]

    16. Mark on said:

      This book is the first of series that has been recommended to me quite a few times here on GR so when I found a copy I decided to give it a go and I was not disappointing at all The Main character Police Lieutenant Lucas Davenport he is an very unconventional person He sleeps easily around with women, to prove he has some standard he does not sleep with dumb ones how gorgeous they are He does not mind circumventing the law at his own behest and framing somebody if it suits the case And he does w [...]

    17. William on said:

      4.5 stars for the book, PLUS an extra half star because this was the First Book by this author Well Done NOTE My advice is to skim the first chapter from the viewpoint of the serial killer It s very unpleasant and detailed stuff, both action and thinking Brrrrr There are perhaps 2 3 other short brutal sections from the villain s viewpoint, you can safely skim the brutal plans and actions, they don t really advance the plot.After chapter 3 or so, the book picks up speed The police and peripheral [...]

    18. Dirk Grobbelaar on said:

      Serial killer stalks women Cop stalks serial killer It s been done before, sometimes better, sometimes worse This entry, fortunately, falls in the category of better crime novels It s the first in the Lucas Davenport series, which has the distinction of not only providing us with the protagonist s side of the story, but we also get to follow the killer as he plans and executes his horrendous deeds The reader is never really in the dark about the serial killer s identity, but it s eerily disturbi [...]

    19. Skye Skye on said:

      Jphn Sandford s Rules of Prey is an action packed, fast moving book about the hunt for a serial killer known as Maddog it features a brilliant, womanizing and interesting detective, Lucas Davenport as the protagonist, but equally important is the reader gleans an inside glimpse into the mind of the anti hero who is identified at the onset and a good portion of the novel is conveyed throught the perspective of the killer The novel also carefully paints a portrait of Davenport s proclivity towards [...]

    20. ✨Susan✨ on said:

      Okay, so this book is a little dated, however, the plot line was fast moving, it had great characters and an interesting, complicated villain I ended up developing a love hate relationship with Lucas Davenport, he is an overindulgent, brainy, macho, cad, but I still liked him a lotLol We started this series as a buddy read and from all of it s great reviews I am looking forward to it getting better and better I hope as Lucas s character matures he turns into of an upstanding individual without [...]

    21. Jonetta on said:

      There s a serial killer at large who calls himself maddog He preys on attractive women with dark hair and eyes and leaves a note attached, outlining his rules for eluding capture when killing someone Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, a seasoned investigator with unorthodox methods, is asked to work with the homicide cops to find maddog and bring him down Maddog is actually pleased as he sees Davenport as a worthy adversary.I enjoyed this case and having the killer s perspective as the investigation pr [...]

    22. Keifario on said:

      I finally lost it for this book when the police officers murder an innocent man who was protecting his property I m pretty sure the cops weren t uniformed because they were undercover at the time So the man didn t know they were cops when he shot at them in self defense.The cops flippant attitude about it annoyed me They murdered a civilian and left his wife a widow The cops only cared about how it looked and how the media would react to it, not that they ended a man s life because of their own [...]

    23. Eric_W on said:

      Audiobook Rules of Prey is the first in a long series of Lucas Davenport police procedurals set in Minneapolis I ve read about ten of them, not in order and for some reason never got around to the first, an oversight I have now remedied The Sandford Davenport books are all quite good, although Lucas s relationships with women I sometimes find superficial and irritating Lucas is independently wealthy having sold the rights to a software game he had developed and he drives around in a red Porsche [...]

    24. Eve Nolon on said:

      Unlike 70% of crime novels written in the 1980s, this one still works, mostly There were a few things that were so awful that I almost laughed, specifically that anyone in law enforcement really thought that a mostly open gay man would be raping and murdering women I mean, these crimes were akin to Bundy than Dahmer Then there was the referring to a victim as a cripple, and honestly I am glad I don t remember the 1980s all that much a rural childhood will do that The stuff I thought would grate [...]

    25. Sonia Cristina on said:

      Assim que li a sinopse de Sem Regras quis l lo e ainda bem que o fiz Foi refrescante e muito interessante ler um policial antiga mais ou menos Escrito no final da d cada de 1980, em Sem Regras acompanhamos Lucas Davenport e uma equipa de pol cias e detetives na busca por c o raivoso , o nome dado a um assassino em s rie, isto numa altura em que n o existiam telem veis, Internet, bases de dados policiais, an lises de ADN Lucas revelou se um personagem original, no m nimo, que atua um bocado marge [...]

    26. Maria Espadinha on said:

      Este g nero de literatura proporciona nos um retrato psicol gico cred vel do serial killer Essa a principal raz o que me leva a ler est rias deste tipo

    27. Mark on said:

      Finally dipping my toe in the waters of this long running and generally respected series There are some detractors out there who seem to greatly dislike the unrealistic character and behavior of Lucas Davenport, the detective and protagonist of the story I read the introduction to this edition by the author, and I m glad I did, because it really puts things into perspective Sandford acknowledges that Davenport behaves like a movie star a detective, and that his actions in reality would probably [...]

    28. Kathy Davie on said:

      First in the Lucas Davenport suspense series and revolving around a slightly crooked cop, Lucas Davenport, who is based in Minneapolis.My TakeWow, truly excellent Davenport is a slightly crooked cop but he does it to protect, to take out the bad guy He writes games and makes a really good living from their sales, so why he stays a cop I don t know But Sandford makes it really real with a protagonist you love He is at least honest in his way and provides excellent insight into how police really a [...]

    29. Jane Stewart on said:

      Weak 3 stars Nothing surprising, but I was curious enough to keep reading This will probably appeal to guys, not female readersORY BRIEF Lucas Davenport is a police detective who creates computer video games in his spare time He makes a lot of money He drives a Porche He dresses well The ladies like him His childhood friend is a psychologist nun who provides profiling information.Louis Vullion is a serial killer attorney referred to as maddog He kills women He stalks, plans, attacks, ties them t [...]

    30. Scott Rhee on said:

      John Sandford is one of those best selling authors whose name appears on his book covers in bigger letters than the title I have always been leery of writers like that It s usually because they are ridiculously prolific and popular, two qualities that don t necessarily equate with good After reading Rules of Prey , though, I can say with certainty that Sandford is good Rules was published in 1989 It does what CSI and Criminal Minds does just about every week I have seen Criminal Minds episodes t [...]

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