Neon Prey - John Sandford

Neon Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,867 Ratings)


Lucas Davenport tracks a prolific serial killer in this nail-biting #1 New York Times-bestseller from John Sandford.

Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy--it's his boss they want--but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation.

Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves.

Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and--as Davenport will come to find--full of surprises . . .


  • Good one

    By DonnieboyT
    Kept the action and story going.
  • Neon Prey

    By Goneworth
    This book drew me in and would not let go. I hated for it to end.
  • Fantastic

    By bu stu
    Typical of Sandford—Absolutely fantastic!
  • Neon Prey

    By Halleyj
    The most boring book of all the “Prey” books. It started out interesting then all it was for the next 250 pages.....cornered the bad guys, had a shootout and lost them, followed by cornered the bad guys, had shootout then lost them, followed by cornered the bad guys, had a shootout then lost them. At page 323 I finally just skipped to the end.
  • Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Book!

    By Roma27
    Not sure how it’s earned 4 stars. I’ve read most of John Sandford’s books and they’ve all been decent to good and I always look forward to the next one. This one, however, has no redeeming qualities. Was it really written by Sandford or one of his children? This is not a book written by a seasoned, experienced, talented writer. The characters are supposed to be la-creme-de-la-creme in their fields, yet they were presented as bumbling fools with mistakes at every turn. It was so bad that I was having secondhand embarrassment for FICTIONAL characters. And at the risk of providing spoilers, some non-consensual sexual acts were just gratuitous, overly graphic and unnecessary to the plot. Possibly worst book I’ve read in a long time.
  • Neon prey

    By yuipip
    This is my first review of a John Sanford book. I gave this 5 stars even though this was not my favorite of his books. I just felt there were too many mishaps. I love the characters of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. Can’t wait until a new one of these books come out. I just had a hard time getting into Neon Prey. Considering the way this one ended I’m looking forward to the next one.
  • So disappointing!

    By Bigskyrose
    Never thought I’d rate a John Sandford book this low. He seems to have joined the James Patterson club that throws together a bunch of scenes and then puts them into book form whether they make sense or not. Particularly shameful are the nonchalant inclusion of rape scenes that seem incidental and that are quickly glossed over, only to have the victim killed by a female who does so totally out of character! Shame, shame, shame on Mr. Sandford! I know I’m only one reader, but I’ve read my last “Prey” book.
  • First one that bored me

    By saywhat????
    Read them all but found this to be pretty dull.
  • Time to Stop

    By Discerning Reader
    It is time for Lucas to retire, I have read all the Prey Books, they are now silly and sophomoric. Won’t read another, such a waste of my time.
  • Great

    By Peter 14
    Loved it