Rules of Prey Book Review
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Rules of Prey – Book Review(John Sandford)

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Rules of Prey is the first book in the awesome Prey series written by crime fiction author John Sandford. Rules of Prey is the best of the Prey series till date according to readers. (Sep, 2021).

Rules of Prey Book Review

Rules of Prey is an excellent start for the series. It follows the story of the “maddog” killer whom the super-smart cop, Lucas Davenport, hunts down eventually in his own style.

Lucas Davenport

Reading this book threw me head first into Davenport’s adrenaline-raising, super-thrilling mad world of crime solving.

Lucas Davenport is such a strong character that once you pick up any Prey novel, you will long to read more just to stay with this character for longer.

Also read: More about the super smart detective Lucas Davenport

The Maddog

The killer, who calls himself “maddog”, follows certain rules laid out by himself, for himself, so that he does not get caught; he chooses his victims based on these rules, kills them according to the set rules.

The maddog is virtually untraceable until Lucas Davenport, who himself is suspected of the murders, comes into picture.

Lucas eases into the murders following critical clues and finds the crucial link that ties all the murder victims.

Lucas Davenport

This book also follows the romance between Lucas Davenport and a TV reporter Jennifer Carey with whom he has a child with.

A wonderful twist forming a love triangle is created with one of the characters, who escaped the maddog killer once by chance.

The Verdict

The plot is absolutely flawless. The characters are so real that you would surely identify with at least a few characters in the novel.

An intelligent killer, innocent victims, super-smart cop, romance, the mix of all this forms a steaming pot of action. Rules of Prey is definitely a spellbinding thriller that would leave you breathless.

This is a must read for crime-fiction lovers.

Buy it now on Amazon available as Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, No. 1).

For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Shadow Prey.

The beauty of John Sandford’s Prey series is that even if you read only a single Prey novel, it would be complete in itself. All the books are stand-alone thrillers.

For the complete list of Sandford’s Prey series books, check List Of Prey Series Books.

Rules of Prey Book Review: The first novel in the Prey series, Rules of Prey shines as a intense thriller that leaves you breathless till the end.
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Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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