Winter Prey

Winter Prey

John Sandford / Feb 26, 2021

Winter Prey Winter Prey is John Sandford s suspense masterpiece Following the international success of Shadow Prey and Silent Prey Winter Prey creates another heart pounding chapter in the career of Lucas Davenp

  • Title: Winter Prey
  • Author: John Sandford
  • ISBN: 9780425141236
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winter Prey is John Sandford s suspense masterpiece Following the international success of Shadow Prey and Silent Prey, Winter Prey creates another heart pounding chapter in the career of Lucas Davenport, the brilliant, hard bitten detective from the Twin Cities.The Iceman is Lucas Davenport s most determined foe a serial killer driven to cover his brutal tracks with bWinter Prey is John Sandford s suspense masterpiece Following the international success of Shadow Prey and Silent Prey, Winter Prey creates another heart pounding chapter in the career of Lucas Davenport, the brilliant, hard bitten detective from the Twin Cities.The Iceman is Lucas Davenport s most determined foe a serial killer driven to cover his brutal tracks with blood Sandford again creates almost unbearable suspense as we wait for the Ice Man s razor sharp corn knife to strike.Winter Prey unfolds in the cold and driving snow of the north country, the perfect setting for the chilling terror caused by the Ice Man, a killer who knows Lucas every move a coldly brilliant madman who can t be stopped Turn up the heat and listen as Lucas Davenport faces his most dangerous challenge.

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    About "John Sandford"

      • John Sandford

        See also John CampJohn Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962 He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor s degree in American Studies in 1966 In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa He was in the U.S Army from 1966 68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968 1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970 1971, where he received a master s degree in journalism He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971 78, and then a reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1978 1990 in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels He s also the author of two non fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at rehov In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art painting and photography He both hunts and fishes He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.


    1. Since his New York adventure from the last book was wrapped up, Lucas Davenport is again bored and at loose ends. With nothing better to do, Lucas is riding out a long winter in his cabin in the woods of Wisconsin. Once again it’s the murder of innocent people that will give Davenport something to occupy his time. The guy really needs a hobby…A vicious killer who thinks of himself as the Iceman is desperate to stop a compromising photograph becoming public so he butchers a family and burns t [...]

    2. This is excellent! My first book by John Sanford and I'll never forget it, just so crazy good!! A must for any John Sanford fans and any detective lovers!!

    3. The first of Elmore Leonard's famous ten rules for writing is, "Never open a book with weather." In Winter Prey, the fifth book in John Sandford's excellent Prey series, the author ignores the rule and opens the book with a blistering winter storm. Indeed, the severe weather that permeates the novel virtually becomes a character in and of itself, to the point that the reader might well want to be sitting in front of a blazing fire with a snifter of fine Brandy close at hand.The book finds Sandfo [...]

    4. 8.5The best of this fine series so far. The title is apt, winter really is at the forefront of everything. The chill factor of reading about The Iceman pales in comparison to the chills provided by the ongoing wintry conditions Lucas faces. What really made this one stand apart was the complete shift in direction to the last book where Lucas is now helping a small town hunt down a serial killer and work out who the chuff it is. The added claustrophobia added by the wintry storm gives it a real u [...]

    5. My thoughts on this entertaining thriller are divided. One one level I loved it and thought it was a gripping suspense crime novel. On another level I was underwhelmed by it. The killer, the Iceman, perpetrator of such evil crimes, is a genuinely sinister and mysterious character. He seems to have planned his actions with exquisite care, indicating a highly organised and intelligent person who can pass unnoticed in ordinary society. Without giving away any of the finale, I must say that, for me, [...]

    6. Outstanding! What a way to end 2017Since I read these books out of order-the author introduces Weather, the love interest for Detective Davenport. The title says it all-even the action is “bone chilling”.

    7. James Thane, a GR member, has the best review on this book. Check it out.This is a chilling book. The Iceman is the kind of guy who if he doesn't want a picture shown around, a picture of an unidentified nude man from the shoulders down, he will kill everyone in the house to find it. You really don't want to cross his path. Unfortunately, the LaCourt family does. Lisa LaCourt finds a magazine picture and shows it to her friends on the school bus. The nude man was weird, but even more shocking wa [...]

    8. This is my third round of this episode in the crime-fighting series of Lucas Davenport. The story starts in the middle of a storm in Wisconsin and a figure who calls himself "The Iceman". He's looking for a picture a girl in the high school has of him in a compromising situation. Lucas is in-between jobs after his dismissal in the Minneapolis crime bureau. The local sheriff asks for help in a triple homicide by our antagonist. I enjoy this particular story, especially the local characters Davenp [...]

    9. The story takes place in Wisconsin; Lucas Davenport is summoned from his cabin to take a look at a murder. The murders are gruesome; a man, woman, and teenage daughter were murdered, but not only that, the house was set on fire after the murders occurred. The Iceman, who is the killer, is searching for a picture that could incriminate him in a child sex ring. The murders needed to happen so his identity could stay a mystery. Father Bergen, the local priest is their number one suspect. From the b [...]

    10. I love the "Prey" serieshave lost track of how many I've read and have never been disappointed had to reach back to 1994 for this one, and can now attest that John Sandford's earlier books were just as good as his more recent ones. Hoping there are more to come!

    11. Fifth in the Lucas Davenport thriller series revolving around an ex-cop who misses the action. This story takes place in Grant, in northern Wisconsin, in the depths of winter.My TakeMan, another good one from Sandford. It’s terrifying how easy it is for someone like the Iceman to exist within a community, to abuse and murder people without being caught. It’s such a small community that I bet every person could name off every other citizen in the area. And yet, the Iceman hides within it.I’ [...]

    12. Winter Prey—John Sandford’s fifth of twenty-four Lucas Davenport novels—finds Lucas early in his career, just fired as a detective at the Minneapolis Police Department because of a tendency to bloody resolution of difficult cases. A North Country sheriff calls him for help on a multiple homicide in which the LaCourt family was found in the burned-out remains of their isolated house during a winter snowstorm. We learn early on that the couple had come across a photograph showing a shadowy p [...]

    13. This one felt a bit reminiscent of Eyes of Prey (#3) and Silent Prey (#4) in regards to the antagonist - Iceman - thinking in terms of himself and “the Beast inside”. As in “the Beast wanted to go kill them now”. The antagonist in the previous books thought of himself in terms of ‘Beauty’. Too similar for my taste and maybe when the books were first published, it wasn’t so bad given the lag in publishing dates, but since I’m reading them almost back to back, it popped out at me. [...]

    14. Reading any of John Sanford's "Prey" series is always a treat, but as with most series books, I prefer to start at the beginning. Given the rather large number here, of course, it's possible I won't finish for another few years; I also like to read one or two, then a book by someone else, then back to a Sanford book, and so forth.This one is somewhere around No. 5, and prior to this, I much preferred Sanford's books featuring Virgil Flowers. But my husband Jack, also a Sanford fan who likes to s [...]

    15. This is an interesting change of pace for the PREY series. Instead of being set in a big city, the setting is a small Wisconsin town, which finds itself with a multiple homicide. Lucas Davenport, recuperating in the area and still dealing with the effects of the last few books, is called in for help. In addition to the change in setting, the antagonist of the book is NOT the usual "super-smart bad guy," which is a nice change from previous novels. Davenport's love interest is actually a well-rou [...]

    16. I caught a cold reading this, that can't be a coincidence I don't know how anyone can live in conditions like this, it was interesting to read about it but I definitely do not want a first-hand experience.I liked the freelancing thing and the involvement of the Iceman's "girlfriend", creepy, sad and too real.

    17. A decent outing that sets up Davenport into a different type of job. Sandford really likes getting inside the heads of his killers, and I have to admit it's the least interesting aspect of these books for me. Diving deeply into the dark heart of murder isn't all that interesting for me. That said, he has gotten away from revealing the killer immediately and then making the entire book a big chase. It's been much more fun trying to figure out who the killer is, even as we get a peek inside the nu [...]

    18. I can't remember the last time I read this book, but man!!! what a great book!!! This is the one where Lucas get the scar on his neck that your read about later and also where he meets Weather.

    19. As others have said, I feel this is the best so far. You feel the weather and the emotions of the characters. Once started, hard to lay these page turners down.

    20. Good read!This is The fifth book that I have read in the Prey series. I’d like to everyone so far I specially like the characters by the end of the book I feel like I know them.

    21. Rating: 3.5 starsWinter Prey is the whole reason I wanted to read the Lucas Davenport series; everyone, including my dad, seems to say that this is their favorite. I've been told that they need to be read in order, so I started with #1 Rules Of Prey (loved it!!), tried #2 but couldn't get into it, read #3 Eyes Of Prey (liked it), and skipped #4 for now because I was anxious to move on to this one. Which brings me here. And I'm sorry to say that I was quite underwhelmed!The book starts off with a [...]

    22. “The Iceman grabbed Claudia’s parks hood, dragged her into the kitchen and dropped her. She lay on the floor like a puppet with the strings cut off.” (Sanford)This is just one of the many bone-chilling quotes that you will experience in this exhilarating unreal story. The suspense of this twisted story is overwhelming and will have you anxious to continue reading. Trust me, you will have a difficult time putting “Winter Prey” down. The Iceman is a malevolent character who has a very wa [...]

    23. (#5 of the Prey Series)- The author of four previous mystery thrillers starring Lucas Davenport evokes with precision and clarity two disparate, but equally unsettling types of harshness: the raw power of nature and the pitilessness of certain human beings. In a rural area of northern Wisconsin, a family of three is savagely wiped out by the Iceman, who then torches their house. In pursuit of a damaging photograph--a snapshot of him in a sexual situation with a local boy--this fiend puts no valu [...]

    24. This is the 5th book of the Lucas Davenport series.Not sure what it says about me but I really enjoyed this book. Lucas is up in Wisconsin still looking for things to do after his dismissal from the Minneapolis Police Department. While spending time at his cabin he hears about a killing of an entire family. It turns out they had a picture of a man with a little boy who is naked. The man has an erection. The man's face is cut out. The Iceman was out to find the photo.This book has some pretty dis [...]

    25. Even making allowances for when this was written I can't go higher than three stars. I mean, intellectually, I know that there are probably even a few people out there who still confuse pedophilia and homosexuality. I don't exactly get why from a logical standpoint but I know these people live and breathe. Yet, this ideology was so pervasive in WINTER PREY it started to tear me out of the otherwise really good plot. I really just wanted to scream when no one could even fucking say pedophilia. No [...]

    26. Rated RHave you ever read a book that started with an introduction from the author about how fantastic the book is and how proud they are of the work you're about to read??It's interesting.If you want to experience that, you probably want to try it on a different book.This one brushed the edges of an atrocity without really calling out the atrocity.The author introduced the killer once, which is fine unless you brag about the surprise ending in your introduction. I'm sorry, but a "surprise" is n [...]

    27. An unidentified man referred to as the iceman goes on a killing rampage and Lucas Davenport is called in by the local sheriff to assist in the case. At this point of the development of Lucas in the Prey series Lucas is in between jobs after being fired from the Minneapolis PD for the manner in which he solved a murder case. Lucas developed a software writing company and bought a cabin in Northern Minnesota. While living there he was contacted and asked to help a small police department. This is [...]

    28. Davenport meets doctor Weather Karkinnen at a crime scene he is investigating, and Weather will eventually become the tired plot trope of the woman who tames a bad but sexy man with her love and dedication. Despite that, I did like Weather, for she doesn't take Davenport's usual shit. The crimes were interesting, and I decided I do not want to spend winters in the far north, after Sandford's precise descriptions of brutal blizzards.

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