Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rules of Prey (John Sandford)

This started off as a desperation read... you see I had too many fines... I mean hadn't made a trip to the library... to check out books, so I snatched one off PB's pile.

Really I did have an inordinate amount of fines which the nice library man was good enough to help me out with. I couldn't find one of my audiobooks and the fine structure at our library book just increased dramatically, but mostly I guess I am just an irresponsible borrower.

Anyway, this turned out to be a good read and to top it off it was the first book in the Lucas Davenport series. Which includes 17 other books and therefore qualifies it as one of the longest series I've ever tried to read.

I think Sandford is a former / current reporter and two journalists are major figures in this novel about a cop who is JUST this side of being a bad cop - he has killed 5 (now 6) men in the line of duty and has no qualms about planting evidence if he needs to. Which out to make people (especially me, a big flaming liberal) hate him, but really I liked him in spite of myself.

It ought to be interesting to see what the do with the plot of his pregnant girlfriend. I think I will keep reading the series despite the fact that all the titles cheesily have the word "prey" in them.

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