Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Invisible Prey

Posted on

Invisible Prey

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Sandford
publisher:
Putnam
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B+

Invisible Prey — the crackling addition to John Sandford’s Prey series finds detective Lucas Davenport investigating the murder of a Minnesota grande dame during a home-invasion robbery. As Davenport uncovers a link between the killing and a conspiracy to sell rare antiques, he juggles a separate investigation into a smarmy politician suspected of statutory rape. Eventually, the two cases collide. This installment introduces a trio of such vivid new villains — one emaciated scoundrel is described as ”a Manga cartoon character when the crime boss fetches her out of the dungeon”— that the normally charismatic Davenport actually seems dull in comparison. B+