Silken Prey

By John Sandford

Silken Prey - John Sandford
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 590 Ratings


The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

“If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.

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.

Filled with John Sandford’s trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels “a perfect series,” and Suspense Magazine wrote, “If you haven’t read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second.”


  • The whole "prey" series

    By M142596758
    All the "Prey" series of books by Mr. Sanford are exceedingly well written. The charterers in them are human, with the main characters in the books acting with the common sense and personal integrity we all wish our public officials and employees had in real life.I only hope that Mr Sandford is drawing some inspiration for them from real people he has known.
  • Solid but not his best

    By Scott in KC
    I've read every Prey novel and all of the Kidds. I had heard he planned to merge the two and this is it. A good read and an interesting new villain who reminded me of Carmel Loan. But it lacked the breakneck pace of other Prey novels. With about 50 pages left I predicted the ending. That doesn't mean it was a bad book, it just didn't satisfy me as much as most of the Prey novels did. Still a must read for any Sandford fan. Lucas continues to get better with age. Looking forward to the next installment.
  • Great cat and mouse novel

    By Rick McJ
    It doesn't have the rough and tumble action of other Lucas novels,.. But a good political cat and mouse plot. Worth the read !
  • Silken Prey

    By Chgo jo
    Not his best. Slow. Filled with boring characters.
  • DLP

    By Woods/Barrington
    It was a good read. I didn't particularly like the ending but overall it was good. I look forward to the next one.
  • Silken Prey

    By jso/wi
    Sanford puts Davenport and Kidd together and the interplay between his two protagonists highlights his proficiency in detailing the modern alpha male, often by implication. Subtle information exchanges, at least one of which made me laugh out loud. And I want to see more of Lauren, Kidd's larcenous wife. A classic for Sanford fans.
  • Silken Prey

    By S diggy
    Buy it, read it, and be thankful we still have John Sandford to keep us entertained. His characters are the BEST,
  • Awesome

    By kdross1015
    One of his best Prey books yet!
  • Silken prey

    By sw100
    Grey read. Well done John Sandford
  • Top of the prey series..

    By 4ah
    By far the best book yet n the Prey series... Loved the return of all the players....especially the Kidd's. Well done Mr Sandford... :)