I am an avid John Sanford fan. I have been ever since Lucas Davenport made himself known in the first Prey book. This book though, I cannot even say it was one of his worse...this one is his worst....and I am saddened that it might just be the end of me following the series. I will stick with Virgil Flowers for at least the next book, but I think Twisted Prey killed off Lucas for me. And the biggest problem? I could roll with Lucas's switch to U.S. Marshall, enjoyed the last book, but this one assumes we are old friends with Rae and Bob....and I don't have the history with them. I cannot just gleefully switch the entire focus to new characters without some background and building of the team. This just slams you right into it, and it makes the story shallow. I get the feeling that this book was just churned out to satisfy the masses....I, for one, am willing to wait much longer for the next addition of any series...as long as the writing is up to par. Sadly, this one isn't.