Not sure how it’s earned 4 stars. I’ve read most of John Sandford’s books and they’ve all been decent to good and I always look forward to the next one. This one, however, has no redeeming qualities. Was it really written by Sandford or one of his children? This is not a book written by a seasoned, experienced, talented writer. The characters are supposed to be la-creme-de-la-creme in their fields, yet they were presented as bumbling fools with mistakes at every turn. It was so bad that I was having secondhand embarrassment for FICTIONAL characters. And at the risk of providing spoilers, some non-consensual sexual acts were just gratuitous, overly graphic and unnecessary to the plot. Possibly worst book I’ve read in a long time.
This is my first review of a John Sanford book. I gave this 5 stars even though this was not my favorite of his books. I just felt there were too many mishaps. I love the characters of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. Can’t wait until a new one of these books come out. I just had a hard time getting into Neon Prey. Considering the way this one ended I’m looking forward to the next one.
Never thought I’d rate a John Sandford book this low. He seems to have joined the James Patterson club that throws together a bunch of scenes and then puts them into book form whether they make sense or not. Particularly shameful are the nonchalant inclusion of rape scenes that seem incidental and that are quickly glossed over, only to have the victim killed by a female who does so totally out of character! Shame, shame, shame on Mr. Sandford! I know I’m only one reader, but I’ve read my last “Prey” book.
Read them all but found this to be pretty dull.
It is time for Lucas to retire, I have read all the Prey Books, they are now silly and sophomoric. Won’t read another, such a waste of my time.