THE MADDOG HAD ALWAYS LOVED GAMES. NOW HE WAS PLAYING AND HE WAS KILLING, AND THE JOY OF THE ACT MADE HIS BODY SING WITH PLEASURE.
For the killer who had Minneapolis in a grip of chilled terror, satisfaction came from the thrill of the contest. After each grisly murder he would leave behind one of the rules he had devised:
Never kill anyone you know.
Never have a motive
Never follow a discernible pattern.
He was no textbook psychopath, but Lieutenant Lucas Davenport was no ordinary detective. To bring an end to the maddog's trail of death he would have to play by his own rules.
‘With the first scene, John Sandford grabs you by the throat and never lets go. 'Rules of Prey' is tough, gritty, genuinely scary, with a cop and a killer you will remember for a long, long time’
ROBERT B. PARKER
‘A pulse-quickening, irresistibly readable thriller…as effective as it is brutal’
‘A disquieting thriller…brilliant’
NEW YORK TIMES
John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. His eight novels featuring Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport have all been top-ten bestsellers in the USA.
I know it's quite old now but I had the opportunity to collect a few books later in the series. As I like to read any series cronologically I had to get the first book and this was... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Geoffrey White
. This book was in such poor condition it wasn't worth reading and went straight into the bin. Rated as 'GOOD' by the seller, the cover was badly worn and heavily creased, the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by mr.gordon h. mcewan
Just the book I needed as it was on my husband's Christmas list and it was even in paper backPublished on 4 Mar. 2013 by moira tomkinson
Bog-standard tale of maverick cop hunting evil serial killer. There's nothing new or particularly memorable here so the book treads a fine line between being entertaining and... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2010 by Rich
Remember Bergerac? The fabulous British TV series that was eventually ruined by the protagonist being fearless like a lion with criminals, but meek as a mouse with women. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2010 by Printul Noptilor