Book #70 was Silent Prey, the fourth book in John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series. The back of the book reads:
Dr. Mike Bekker, a psychotic pathologist, is back on the streets, doing what he does best—murdering one helpless victim after another. Lucas Davenport knows he should have killed Bekker when he had the chance. Now he has a second opportunity—and the time to hesitate is through.
Silent Prey is basically a continuation of the previous book in the series, Eyes of Prey. Serial killer Mike Bekker escapes from jail and decides that the best place for him to hide and continue his "research" is New York City. New York policewoman Lily Rothenburg, first seen in Shadow Prey, asks Lucas for his help, but not for what everyone would expect. Under the guise of helping the NYC police force find Bekker, Lucas is really there to sniff out the city’s Robin Hood, a duo (or more) of cops who are taking justice into their own hands.
I almost gave up early on this book. I started listening to it, and the narrator was sort of awful. His voice and cadence was VERY DRAMATIC. Which was fine for Bekker’s point of view, but made it hard to distinguish just who was the POV character if I wasn’t paying close enough attention. But despite that, it was a decent book (thankfully I also had a hard copy). In one way it’s interesting to get Davenport out of his usual element, but I missed some of his supporting cast.
This is a good go-to series when you’re looking for a police procedural/thriller.
Page count: 400 (’11 total: 19,683) | Word count: 91,766 (’11 total: 6,926,435)
2010: Fool (Christopher Moore)
2009: Night Play (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
2008: Wed to a Stranger? (Jule McBride)
2007: A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
2006: Killing Floor (Lee Child)
2005: Sudden Prey (John Sandford)