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Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1)
Rules of Prey - Lucas Davenport, Bk 1
Author: John Sandford
The murderer was intelligent. He was a member of the bar. He derived rules based on professional examination of actual cases: Never kill anyone you know. Never have a motive. Never follow a discernible pattern. Never carry a weapon after it has been used. Beware of leaving physical evidence. There were more. He built them into a challenge. He wa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425121634
ISBN-10: 0425121631
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 368
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 381 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 9
Berkley 1990 printing with a different cover. This is not a story for a quiet lonely night or a reader with a vivid imagination. There is a terrifying force to this writers ability to encapture the nightmare quality of criminal intent and the deadly force used by the inhumane against their weaker brothers. But if you want a gripping fast paced literary rollercoaster ride into heartpounding excitement, this is the book for you.
celticscrapper27 avatar reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This was an interesting one for me! I read it in high school when I was in a "Must read everything in site phase" My brother left it laying around and I was in between books...... Anyway, I read the whole series and was dying to go back and reread them. (They were on my Xmas list and when I didn't get them, I had to jion PBS!) But I digress...it took me a few days to start reading it when I got it, like I was afraid it wouldn't live up to my own hype! Well, it did. Two days and I can't wait to go on to the next one. Full of characters you love, while still questioning their choices and lifestyle. The antagonist is a truly scary piece of work, but the humor throughout makes it a book that truly plays on all of your emotios!
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is where Lucas Davenport started. Good start and introduction to a decent character. Many changes happen in future books--so far the series is worth reading. This books has an excellent villain, good tone and well paced. A good read but may seem a little dated to new readers of the series.
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 118 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was really great. Incredibly exciting and fast paced. I enjoyed every moment. I was almost convinced at one point that Davenport was not going to get the bad guy, and it was really fascinating seeing how they figured it all out and finally got the evil doer.
scotty2 avatar reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A great book to start with, as my wife would agree. Excellent way to start the prey series!
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reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
The first book in an excellent series
oldrockandroll avatar reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 279 more book reviews
This is my first book with a new author and I think I am going to love this series! I like Lucas Davenport and his way of thinking. He reminds me a lot of Jack Reacher. The characters are down to earth and believable. I wasn't sure if he would catch the Mad Dog or not, but he had some help from his friend the nun. Overall, a great read. I look forward to the next book in the series!
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
this was a little slow moving at times and not as good as past Sandford Prey titles I have read....it was not a quick read but, it was good1
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on
Started this series in the middle and have found each story stands alone also.

This story has more of character definition for Lucas Davenport than the subsequent ones. I think it is great.
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Iloved the book. It was a pleasure to read the first Prey book and to see where Lucas Davenport got his start.
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 593 more book reviews
Very good read, lots of excitment.
reviewed Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
It was a good book. For the first in a series, there was less background information than I was expecting. I felt more like I was reading the 3rd or 4th book than the first one. The plot was good, and it was easy to follow. One word of warning - if you want a straight arrow hero you should look elsewhere. Lucas does not always strictly follow the letter of the law, but he's always working for the greater good.


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