Certain Prey

Certain Prey

Book - 1999
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"One of [the] best" ( Orlando Sentinel ) Lucas Davenport Novels--now with a New Introduction by the Author.

Clara Rinker is twenty-eight, beautiful, charmingly southern--and the best hit woman in the business. She just goes about her business, collects her money, and goes home. Her latest hit sounds simple: a defense attorney wants a rival eliminated. No problem--until a witness survives. Clara usually knows how to deal with loose ends: cut them off, one by one, until they're all gone. This time, there's one loose end that's hard to shake.

Lucas Davenport has no idea of the toll this case is about to take on him. Clara knows his weak spots. She knows how to penetrate them, and how to use them. And when a woman like Clara has the advantage, no one is safe.
Publisher: New York, NY : Putnam, 1999.
ISBN: 9780425274316
Characteristics: 339 pages


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Jun 07, 2017

Easy read. Good plot except for the reason the bimbo lawyer is attracted to Hale, who is a few bricks short of a full load. Sort of makes you wonder how Hale got through law school etc.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 18, 2017

Lucas Davenport #10. A criminal attorney (read that how you will) and a hit woman team up to clean up. A clean up that may include sweeping Davenport off the board.

Aug 13, 2016

Another good read by Sandford. Interesting story about a female assassin.

Jun 05, 2016

A very original plot which should scare us all as Sanford seems to draw his characters from real events. You will find yourself drawn to the assassain as she is the smartest and most motivated of the characters-go Clara. Lucas better bring his A game to this one.

Nov 25, 2013

This is probably one of Sandford's books that I've liked the most. The plot was tight and very well developed

Sep 24, 2012

I think this and the follow-up, Mortal Prey, are among my favorites among the 22 Prey books. Clara Rinker is one bad ass killer but she brings a dimension to Davenport that makes him more real. This is a fun read, well written (the author is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so what can you expect) and memorable.

Feb 19, 2011

Previously read. Female contract killer teams up with wacko female killer lawyer. Davenport interacts with both. Fun read, good characters.

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