Rules of Prey by John Sandford

The Prey series was recommended to me last year so I ordered the first to see what it’s like. The main character is Lucas Davenport, and it follows his investigations. 

Rules of Prey is about a serial killer calling himself the “maddog”. A very smart and cunning killer. 


The “maddog” murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport–a dedicated cop and a serial killer’s worst nightmare–is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
I don’t know what I was expecting when I started the book, but was hopeful for a good thriller. While I wasn’t disappointed I felt at times the story could have been better. Parts of it were slow to start, and I found myself wanting to shout at Davenport “open your eyes!!!!” as things were right in front of them at times.

Rules of Prey isn’t a bad book, and I’m sure it’s a decent start to a series. I haven’t gotten any more books so I can’t comment on anything that happens after. 

Let me know if you have! 

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