A Review for Silken Prey by John Sandford

Lucas Davenport has long been one of my favorite characters. It’s like coming home to pick up a new read in the Prey series. Silken Prey started out so slow that I became anxious…could this possibly be a book in the series I didn’t like?  By chapter three I was still wondering if I would stop reading. I’m not one to keep reading if the book hasn’t hooked me. However, somewhere into that chapter I submerged into the story.

Lucas Davenport, is an agent for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BAC), The state’s Governor asks Lucas to investigate a campaign scandal. Lucas doesn’t care for either candidate, and both campaigns are being run with a no-hold-barred attitude. How low will they go? Blackmail? Murder? Is it possible that the political system is corrupt enough to hide murder?

I’m not going into details since I hate spoilers. What I will say…this book came across as a realistic portrayal of life in the political arena. And the ending shocked me. However, it too seemed realistic.

As always, the story was rife with great one-liners to make the characters richer and so much fun!

The font on the book was painfully small and light. I pulled out some of my other copies and they seemed small but darker. Maybe that is just me getting older. I think it’s time to switch to Kindle with this series too. At least there I can adjust the font. Or maybe I go with audio…that’s a possibility.

LINK to Silken Prey