Easy Prey is the 11th installment in the Prey series novels written by popular crime thrillers’ author John Sandford.
Easy Prey Book Review
This Prey novel follows the murder of a famous model and analyses how the police department is badgered by the media about this high profile case.
The police chief requests the super-smart Lucas Davenport to handle the case and steer the media in their favor as Lucas is known for manipulating media.
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 through out the story. Marcy Sherrill, Lucas’s friend from the department, also gets wounded in this story.
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.
Action packed sequences and perfect plotting
The action is fast-paced as expected with more than one killer out 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.
Go for it, already!! This book is a must read for crime-fiction lovers.
Though this book is longer than the usual Prey books by about 50 pages, it is surely 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.