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Lucas Davenport

Wrong Lucas Davenport?

Head

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
 
Background

Employment History

  • Independently Wealthy Senior Investigator
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Director of Regional Studies
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Detective
200 Total References
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Lucas Davenport and his ...
www.twincities.com, 10 April 2015 [cached]
Lucas Davenport and his daughter Letty take on a Manson-like family of semi-sane criminals in this 25th in the series by former Pioneer Press writer John Camp.
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Davenport works for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and he's getting disillusioned: "The bureaucrats at the BCA didn't much like him. They didn't mind his catching criminals, as long as it wasn't too much of an inconvenience; as long as it didn't shred their overtime budget. As long as nothing required them to go on TV and sweat and do tap-dances. It was getting him down, because he made his living by hunting killers, and had always thought it was a righteous thing to do. Important, intelligent people were now saying, you know, not so much."
Still, Davenport does his job. After Letty befriends a pair of "travelers," young people who like to roam the country, she's devastated to learn the young man was murdered in an ugly way. Seeking Davenport's help, they are soon chasing these crazies across Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as the "family" travels to festivals. Letty shows she's as tough and daring as her dad in pursuit of criminals. Added bonus: Virgil Flowers, who works for Davenport, makes an appearance. (Sandford also writes a series about Flowers.)
Dick's Book Picks - Dick's Book Review Archive - Senior Resources at Minnesota Seniors Online
www.mnseniorsonline.com, 28 May 2012 [cached]
Lucas Davenport, once again, heads up the investigation.
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As with his other "Prey" books, the main character, Lucas Davenport is faced with "murder most foul". But his is no Agatha Christie murder scenario, this is a story of horrific butchery and terrible torture. Not for the weak of heart.
We start out on a milder note when Lucas is assaulted at an ATM machine and ends up with a broken wrist.
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This is the eighteenth novel in the "Prey" series, and once again we are treated to the talents of detective Lucas Davenport.
Lucas has been convinced by his wife, Weather, to investigate the disappearance of a widowed friend's daughter. The girl has been running with a questionable group who have an unhealthy attraction to death. One after another, several members of this group are murdered in a horrible manner. After the second murder, Lucas sets aside his early reluctance and gets the investigation going in earnest. Apparently this active interest frightens someone, for Lucas is shot in an alley and is seriously wounded.
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As Lucas Davenport's protege, he also has plenty of potential power to back him up.
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As if this is not enough, Lucas Davenport finds that something much more personal will demand his attention.
A psychotic pimp in a wheelchair, who feels Lucas is the source of all his misery, wants revenge. But, just killing Lucas is not enough, he wants him to suffer first. So he has targeted Lucas' fourteen year old adopted daughter, Letty.
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Lucas Davenport, head of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has pulled Virgil away from a long-awaited fishing tournament in Northern Minnesota to investigate the murder of a woman at a nearby resort. The resort has, over time, become known as a place for women with "alternate" lifestyles. This may complicate things fro Virgil, but it certainly doesn't stop him from discovering the connections between the resort, its clients, and the victim. Soon he discovers that a murder in Iowa two years earlier may actually be tied to the current one...and other murders may well soon follow.
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But this story gives us further insight into the main character, Lucas Davenport. We've known Davenport quite well from numerous other "Prey" books, but his inner struggles in this tale further define the Davenport we thought we knew.
The story opens with a horrible discovery in a construction site in downtown Minneapolis. The bodies of two small girls are unearthed and Davenport, head investigator for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, knows with certainty, upon seeing the bodies, who they are. With this introduction we move to the back-story.
Twenty five years earlier, Davenport was a young, ambitious cop hoping to move out of patrol and work into the more challenging and glamorous duties of a detective. Two young girls were kidnapped and never found, despite massive efforts to find them. Davenport was immersed in the search and was not convinced that the schizophrenic vagrant who was accused of the crime was actually guilty. He was following other leads, with another suspect, when the vagrant was killed. His guilt was officially accepted and the case was closed.
Now with the discovery of the girl's bodies, Davenport breathes new life into a case that he felt he should have followed further twenty five years before. A fascinating combination of careful planning, inspiration and perspiration, as well as just plain luck, leads Lucas closer to the killer. But, the murder of a close friend of Lucas' turns the investigation into what his family and friends fear could be a career ending vendetta.
Mal Warwick's Blog on Books | What's hot and what's not in recent books
malwarwickonbooks.com, 23 Dec 2012 [cached]
Sandford has written 23 crime novels with the word "Prey" in their titles, all featuring Lucas Davenport, an independently wealthy senior investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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Here's Lucas Davenport again, that brilliant, multimillionaire, Porsche-driving cop, a friend of the governor, who takes on the most difficult criminal cases in the state as the top agent in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. This time around, Lucas is caught up in a murder case that's somehow tied to the U.S. Senate campaign between the loony right-wing incumbent and the beautiful young billionaire psychopath who markets herself as a liberal Democrat.
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Among the possibilities that occur to Davenport are (1) Tubbs planted the porn to torpedo the Senator's campaign and was killed by whoever had hired him to do it, quite possibly the psychopathic Democratic challenger; (2) Tubbs was murdered by someone he was blackmailing, or simply on general principles for being such an odious character; or (3) Tubbs has gone on an extended bender, which he's done before. Since the possible political repercussions of Tubbs' disappearance are obvious, and evidence indicates that a bender is highly unlikely, the governor has asked Lucas to investigate. As Lucas ponders the possibilities, he learns that the source of the porn was, astonishingly, the Minneapolis Police Department. Soon, other complications ensue - and Lucas finds his life on the line as he pursues this case to the very top of the political heap.
Silken Prey is the 23rd novel in Sandford's eminently satisfying Prey series, which revolves around the life and work of Lucas Davenport.
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Best Audio Books: Naked Prey - John Sandford (CD)
www.best-audio-books.com, 20 June 2010 [cached]
Title: Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror Title: Naked Prey Author: John Sandford Genre: Literature and Fiction, Mystery and Suspense Format: 5 CDs (Abridged) Synopsis: In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes.
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Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford's most suspenseful novel yet. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif] Review: Library Journal (April 15, 2003) Lucas Davenport (Mortal Prey) is now Director of Regional Studies in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is a fancy name for the job of investigating difficult crimes as quickly as possible and answering to the governor of the state. Known for his ability to solve the unsolvable, he goes to a remote area of the state to discover why a black man and a white woman were hanged in a groove of trees.
When gruesome discovery is made at ...
smsa.org.au, 1 Sept 2014 [cached]
When gruesome discovery is made at an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota, Investigator Lucas Davenport is called in. He quickly discovers the killer not only has been operating for years, but lives amongst the close knit community.
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When gruesome discovery is made at an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota, Investigator Lucas Davenport is called in, and by the time he arrives, the local police has uncovered fifteen bodies with more still buried. It is soon discovered that one victim was killed each summer, as regular as clockwork, and over a great many years, and as Lucas continues his investigation he makes a disturbing discovery; the killer must be somebody who lives close by, maybe even somebody he sees every day.
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