Customer Review

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different Type of Prey, August 11, 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Certain Prey (Hardcover)
I have enjoyed all of the Sanford "Prey" novels, being caught right off the bat with the first one many years ago and this is my favorite.
As opposed to many of the books out this summer this is not about a serial killer, but a contract killer and the character of Clara Rinker is wonderful - smart, a killer with a conscience. And to come at it from both sides, know the plot and the killer up front, but see how the police and FBI figure it out. You wonder in real life how much of crime solving is luck. Probably more than any of us would like to realize.
I was also happy that Lucas seemed not to be in a depressed state. What a pleasant change. I realize that he doesn't have a woman in his life - but neither is he depressed or suicidal because he doesn't. Thank you - sometimes it is possible to be happy and productive alone.
I do miss the character in this book of his friend the nun - but hopefully she will turn up in future books, she's wonderful.
Sanford is very good at giving the minutae of an investigation but keeping the pace taut and the characters smart. Excellent reading as always.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 7, 2011 5:50:10 PM PST
Certain Pray may have been a great book. However, I had to turn the TV off as a offended by the language. The story line was hard to follow and indicative of the
moral degeneration of our society. You do not have my vote.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 7:06:26 AM PDT
T. Rathsack says:
A. this review is about the BOOK. B. I know of no criminal element that has perfect grammar and clean language. C. IT'S FICTION.

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 2:01:49 PM PDT
B. Burge says:
This is my favorite of the Prey series. Everything contributes to the progression of the plot, and there are enough asides for jokes and sex that the story entertains throughout. AND its reasonably realistic, though of course still a fantasy.
I've read it 2 or maybe 3 times, at 1 year intervals, a real money saver!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›