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Attorney Carmel Loan is preternaturally beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious. When she becomes infatuated with fellow barrister Hale Allen, she isn't going to let a little thing like his being married get in her way. A quick meeting with an ex-client sets up the hit on Hale's wife, Barbara. The professional killer, Clara Rinker, is one of the best in the business. Smart, attractive, with a gentle Southern drawl, no one would suspect her of being a top Mafia hit man... er, hit person. When she takes the Allen assignment, she figures it will be easy money for a day's work. But things go wrong from the beginning. Loan's ex-client made a tape of the meeting, and is shaking her down for money. Worse, the shooting of a witness--a cop--brings deputy inspector Lucas Davenport into the case. Somehow Davenport has not only linked Loan to the killing, but seems to have a lead on Rinker as well. Carmel and Clara team up to clean up the loose ends, which includes getting Davenport off their back by whatever means necessary.
Like all of Sandford's books, Certain Prey is a fast and furious ride. Fans of previous Prey books will find Davenport a little older, a little more wary, but no less sharp-witted and determined. Though parts of the plot may stretch the limits of credulity and the dialogue falls a little flat in places, this is still a wonderfully crafted thriller, possibly one of the best of 1999. Certain Prey cements Sandford's standing among such luminaries as James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, and Thomas Harris. --Perry Atterberry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have enjoyed all of John Sandfords' novels that I've read so far. The Prey series keeps the reader on edge trying to anticipate the next twist. This one was even better. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
Clara is awsome....! Just wish Davenport had bedded her...not just danced...hihihiPublished 7 days ago by Sam
I haven't read the series in order, so this one sure filled in lots of holes for me. It was great fun "watching" these ladies run amok together, causing all kinds of havoc.Published 9 days ago by mike
Wow !!! John Sandford does it again, and the surprise ending is as exciting as the middle and beginning !!Published 13 days ago by Karen M Clark
john Sandford book are fun to read because they keep you wondering who did it , an how Lucas is going to find them.Published 17 days ago by LaDonna Hamilton
John Sandford "PREY" series books are excellent for the crime reader. Stark reality, excellent author,
memorable characters! Read more
great suspenseful mystery. I couldn't stop turning the pages.Published 1 month ago by Kelly Marshall