Easy Prey is the 11th installment in the Prey series novels written by popular crime thrillers’ author John Sandford. It follows the murder of a famous model and how the police department is badgered by the media about the case.
The police chief requests the super-smart Lucas Davenport to handle the case and steer the media in their favor. And Lucas being especially adept at handling the media easily, uses his media connections to his advantage and solves the case very smoothly.
There are many murders and also Lucas’s friend from the department, Marcy Sherrill gets wounded in this story. The action is fast-paced with more than one killer in the open. It is up to Lucas and his team to save their team member who is a suspect for one of the murders.
And the killers are in very unlikely places, making this book brilliant. The way Lucas Davenport manipulates the media makes the plot superb. The author paints a vivid picture of how fame can affect people and sometimes even destroy them.
Lucas has a short romantic affair with the sister of a victim, who is also targeted by the killer. Weather Karkinnen is shown to have reconciled with Lucas at the end of the book and they plan to go out on dates. They meet in the hospital when Lucas admits Marcy after a shooting.
Though this book is longer than the usual Prey books by about 50 pages, it is worth reading. One cannot stop reading, once the book is picked up. A great read for the beach.
For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Chosen Prey.
For the review of the previous book in the Prey series read Certain Prey.
For the complete list of Sandford’s Prey series books, check List Of Prey Series Books.