• Title: Mind Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780425152898
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mind Prey From the bestselling author of Night Prey and Winter Prey an all new Lucas Davenport thriller Run for it It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent teacher conference with her two y
    From the bestselling author of Night Prey and Winter Prey an all new Lucas Davenport thriller.Run for it It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed up to the car The last thing sFrom the bestselling author of Night Prey and Winter Prey an all new Lucas Davenport thriller.Run for it It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted She barely noticed the red van parked beside her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed up to the car The last thing she did notice was the hand reaching out for her and the voice from out of the past and then the three of them were gone.Hours later, deputy chief Lucas Davenport stood in the parking lot, a blood stained shoe in his hand, the ground stained pink around him, and knew that this would be one of the worst cases he d ever been on With an urgency born of dread, he presses the attack, while in an isolated farmhouse, Andi Manette does the same, summoning all her skills to battle an obsessed captor She knows the man who has taken her and her daughters, knows there is a chink in his armor, if only she can find it But for both her and Davenport, time is already running out.John Sandford s novels have always been extraordinary for their harrowing twists, unforgettable characters, and crackling prose But Mind Prey tops them all It is the work of a true master.

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    1. Another day, another psychopath…Andi Manette and her two daughters are kidnapped right outside the girls’ school by an evil bastard named John Mail. Andi is a psychologist who once treated Mail while he was in jail, and he has obsessed over her for years. Mail confines them in a room he built in the basement of a remote farmhouse, and he starts ruthlessly raping and beating Andi.This is the kind of case that brings on massive media attention, and Andi is the daughter of a wealthy and politic [...]

    2. This is one of the earlier books in John Sandford's acclaimed Prey series featuring Minneapolis police detective Lucas Davenport. In this case, Davenport, who has made a fortune writing computer simulations and games, finds himself up against a sociopathic gamer named John Mail.Mail, who had once been institutionalized, kidnaps Andi Manette, a psychiatrist who had once treated him. Mail grabs Mantette's two young daughters as well. The Manette family is rich and politically connected and so this [...]

    3. A decent end is all that saved this to 3 stars. It's not a thrill when detective Davenport and the police are inept and unable to catch someone literally in front of their eyes. Maybe it was all just a trick of the mind. 5 of 10 stars

    4. My heart is still thundering. My god, I think I stopped breathing while reading the last 50 pages. Ooooooh.A nightmare called John Mail is planning a kidnapping. He tortured and killed animals, and set fires as a child. One of his fires burned down a house killing two people. As a result, a post-doc assignment for a new young psychiatrist, Andi Manette, was to examine the 12-year-old locked up in Hennepin County jail. Mail already was almost full grown, despite his youth, and Andi decided he was [...]

    5. I have enjoyed all of the "Prey" series so far, but "Mind Prey" has been the best and the most explosive in my opinion. Andi Manette and her two daughters Grace and Genevieve are taken in broad day light in front of the girls' school. John Mail is an psychopath and is very unstable. Andi Manette was John Mail's psychiatrist; she is the one who put him in a mental hospital. Because of this, he has a personal vendetta with Andi. In walks Lucas Davenport, who in my opinion, is one of the best ficti [...]

    6. Outstanding! I truly enjoyed this book. The story, as usual from this author, takes you to that dark place and then returns you with feelings of undisguised remorse, anger and shouts f joy for Lucas Davenport's skilled ability to get into the mind of a psychopath, deranged killer or the victim. This story started on a fast track and never slowed down. I wonder why they never made a movie from this series like they did "Jesse Stone or Spenser."

    7. Another great Lucas Davenport story! Number 7 in the series- with more to go. My only 'gripe' is that I feel that Davenport should be the single guy, not the married guy. I really got to get over this, for I 'looked' ahead- and marriage is in the cards for him. Since this book was first published in 1995 , I will spare you the details of this book- other than if you haven't yet picked up the 'Prey' series. what are you waiting for ?

    8. This summer I've been rereading author John Sandford's Lucas Davenport "Prey" series. The seventh book from the series, "Mind Prey", is actually one that back in the day (1995) I had missed. Chilling and suspenseful, Sandford spins a really interesting yarn with this one. Where the plot twists and spins in this thriller really it makes for riveting reading. Davenport who's back with the Minneapolis P.D. as a "Deputy Chief" works only the really worst of the worst cases. "Mind Prey", opens with D [...]

    9. Psychiatrist Andi Manette is being watched. So are her daughters. Minneapolis Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport is walking around crime scenes with an engagement ring in his pocket. Gamer, sociopath, sexual deviant, and firebug John Mail kidnaps Manette and her girls. Davenport finds himself up against a smart psychopath who leaves a very cold trail behind with the exception of taunting phone calls and symbolic clues. Trying to stay one step ahead of this freak is difficult enough but the political b [...]

    10. John Sandford doesn't really write bad bookshe's too seasoned a storyteller for that. Still, the problem with a book like Mind Prey is it lacks spectacle. As book seven in a series, all the tropes are just a little too familiar and the storyline isn't all that different from what we've seen Lucas go up against in the past. Lucas Davenport, the book's main character, is almost never in danger, and Sandford chooses to use an over-abundance of swearing to make the story seem more exciting than it i [...]

    11. I've said before that the books in John Sanford's "Prey" series get better as they go along, and Mind Prey continues that trend. It's perhaps the most thrilling one so far, and I can honestly say I hated to have to put it down when things like cooking, laundry and work reared their ugly heads. The threat of horrible killings was present always, and more "suspense" came in the form of not knowing whether lead character and erstwhile womanizer Lucas Davenport finally would pop the question to his [...]

    12. I think I always say this, but this was the best Lucas Davenport novel yet! And by farFARe best demise of the bad guy I can remember reading. You can't put this one down.I just looked at my review above from 2013And it is the truth! I've read off of the series now and I'm working on it a second time through. I'd forgotten the story on this one and I'd forgotten the great ending until the very end. What a great writer Mr. Sandford it!!! This one will stand alone if you haven't read any of his stu [...]

    13. Lucas Davenport is involved with an important case that includes a mom and her two daughters. They are kidnapped by a former mental patient that is both big and intelligent. This one was quite captivating and similar to the previous books at about one hundred pages left you want to make time to finish at one sitting.

    14. Seventh in the Lucas Davenport thriller series based in Minneapolis.My TakeSandford sets the story so we’ll empathize when the action heats up. A sub plot is that ring Davenport keeps bouncing around, slipping on and off his finger, rumors are rife and the betting hot, lol. Sandford is just plain mean to us with Weather vacillating over how much Lucas loves his job and if she can handle it. Lucas’ own concerns — exacerbated by his ladykiller past — keeps us on our toes as well. Will he o [...]

    15. The first 3rd of the book was good but I was thinking "nothing special". It kept ratcheting up the suspense. You are in the story from 3 peoples point of view and all 3 are getting wound tighter and tighter as the story progresses.Very good book and good narration. I was glad that I had a long drive to finish the book.

    16. Mind Prey is the particularly suspenseful 7th book in the Prey series, featuring Lucas Davenport. Lucas is still active as deputy chief of the Minneapolis Police Force and although he needs to take into account the political ramifications of this particular case, especially since his boss has political ambitions, for Lucas politics don’t really enter into play when lives are at stake. Sure, Lucas tries to play the political game to a certain extent, but that’s not really him. He likes the hu [...]

    17. I read at least one John Sandford mystery each summer during vacation. This year I read Mind Prey. As always, Lucas Davenport is chasing the criminals of the Minneapolis communities while simultaneously addressing the personal conundrums in his own life. The dual-careered Davenport lives his adventure and creates the computer adventure games truly appreciated by gamers; his brain, perfectly designed to deal with these adventures, is at the same time logical and creative. In Mind Prey, Lucas must [...]

    18. This is the 7th Lucas Davenport novel by John Sandford.In this installment Davenport is investigating a psychiatric patient and former prisoner who has kidnapped Andi Manette and her two daughters. Manette was John Mail's psychiatrist.Mail uses various means to try and trick Davenport into situations where he can be killed. Lots of mind games are played. Mail is somehow getting information about the investigation from the inside. A cop? A family member? Sandford uses this as a mystery when the r [...]

    19. When you read the back of these novels and it talks about how the protagonist is going up against his worst enemy yet, it rarely applies as well as it did with this novel. The sociopath in this novel, while not the most intelligent nor physically intimidating nutcase in literature, is twisted enough to earn the above title of "worst enemy yet." He regularly calls Lucas Davenport, our hero, and taunts him. He is as smart as Davenport, but the cat and mouse game between the two is intense, and unp [...]

    20. Really liked this book. Its number 7 and I'm reading them all in order. This might be my favorite of them all, well written, the book keeps moving with not a lot of the more personal stuff going on behind the scenes. The book is story-centric which is what I like. Same cast of characters as the previous books so it starts quickly and maintains the pace through the book. Can't wait for Sudden Prey #8.

    21. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JULY 6, 2015Narrator: Richard FerroneAs usual, it was a slow, plodding listen but the last 25% made it all worth it. Well, almost. Sandford could speed things up (IMO) a bit in the first half of his books since I seem to have the same complaint each time.Loved what the mother and daughter did to their captor! This installation was a refreshing change from those the usual battling-crooked-cops-and-bureaucracy storylines:)

    22. Awesome! Loved this book. The story was smart, funny at times, and intense. Our villain was pure evil and smart, but not smart enough for Lucas. By far the best ending and so far my favorite out of the Prey series. Looks like our Lucas is in love and I'm excited to see where that goes. I do need to get out of my "prey box" and read something else though. Let's see.

    23. In the seventh Lucas Davenport novel a psychiatrist and her two children are kidnapped by a deranged ex-patient. Like the best of Sandford it builds suspense in the middle and races as it reaches the conclusion.

    24. A very good Lucas Davenport story, I would like to be able to give this 4.5 stars. A psychotic sociopath kidnaps a mother and two daughters and Lucas must solve the case before they are killed. Excellent, extremely exciting, lots of action. A winner.

    25. finished this one yesterday. outstanding story. five-stars. davenport's opponent in this one makes it so, couldn't put it down until i reached the end.

    26. Was on the edge of my seat for most of this book, rooting for the good guys. Now I feel a bit like I've just ridden a roller coaster. I may have to read more of the books in this series

    27. This was probably one of the darker Lucas Davenport books. I had a hard time getting through the first half of the book, but the ending made up for it.

    28. Lucas Davenport + Sociopath= Outstanding Reading! Although my audio version of this book was abridged and not read bybRicbard Ferrone (one of my Top Five Favorite Narrators) it was highly entertaining. Sandford has an amazing way of creating crazed bad guys that you sympathize with and hate to love. It's always a roller coaster ride with Lucas and the gang. It it was an awesome bonus to get his proposal to Weather included with the mystery.

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