Thursday, August 1, 2013

silken prey

silken prey
lucas davenport #25
john sandford
published 2013

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.   

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then—very troublingly—to the Minneapolis police department, then—most troublingly of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

No matter who gets in the way.

Two words:  Kidd & Lauren.

I know, right?!?!

It's always been kind of sad to me that the Kidd series was only 4 books long.  Just like with Lucas & Virgil's series I could read books about Kidd forever.  So it was really exciting when they not only made an appearance in Silken Prey, but they actually contributed for more than just a token 'hello'.

Sandford always makes me laugh even when I'm biting my fingernails and sitting on the edge of my seat.  This time, my laugh out loud moment came from Jenkins & Shrake.
"The big question is: Is he gonna talk, or is he gonna stonewall, or is he gonna shoot, or is he gonna run?" Jenkins said.  "That's four questions," Shrake said.  "It irritates me that you can't count."
God I love them boys.

Another one in the win column for Sandford.  He makes political intrigue fun and interesting.  My only complaint is with the conclusion, but he's done this to his readers before and I expect he'll do it again.

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