Silent Prey is the fourth book in the Prey series novels written by popular crime-thriller author John Sandford. It is a sequel to the third novel in the series, Eyes of Prey. The psychotic doctor, Michael Bekker, who was thrown into prison by Lucas Davenport in the previous Prey installment, escapes from prison. He starts killing again, this time in New York.
Though booted from the force, in the previous book, Eyes of Prey, for using excessive violence, Lucas Davenport’s exceptional intellect is much sought after. Lily Rothenburg, a cop Lucas is partnered with in the book Shadow Prey, asks for his help as a consultant on the case. He takes the trip to New York where he is requested to solve another case also discreetly. It is up to Lucas Davenport to save the innocent people and finish Bekker for good.
The romance between Lily and Lucas forms the juicy part of the book, while hunting down secret killers related to the police department forms a major thrilling section of the plot. Not to forget uncovering Bekker’s liar and saving the innocent victims.
This time, Bekker improvises and becomes impossible to be smoked out. But his wits are no match to the brilliant mind of Lucas Davenport. The chase itself is very interesting and on the side, Lucas also unravels a secret killers gang.
This plot is very intricate and definitely one of John Sandford’s best yet. All the twists and turns makes your head spin. With lots of potential killers, Lucas Davenport’s task is no lesser in this city. A great thriller with two parallel mysteries, a superb book that must not be missed.
For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Winter Prey.
For the review of the previous book in the Prey series read Eyes of Prey.
For the complete list of Sandford’s Prey series books, check List Of Prey Series Books.