Mortal Prey - John Sandford

Mortal Prey

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2002-05-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 807 Ratings)


Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancie deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance....
Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, Mortal Prey proves that John Sandford just keeps getting better.


  • Great read

    By Jaxhog
    Older time frame, but a real “page turner” and I’ve never used that term before. This one is terrific.
  • My favorite Prey book

    By Scott in KC
    Best villain. Most compelling plot. This is far and way my favorite Davenpot/Prey novel.
  • Mortal Prey

    By BillyBob939
    Mortal Prey is the best "Prey" yet........I'm reading the series in order......I couldn't put it down. BillyBob 939
  • Excellent

    By DougScott
    I'm reading the books in order, and after a disappointing "slump" in books 10 and 11, books 12 and 13 are definitely getting better. Let's see what happens next in Lucas' new assignment.