For those readers who enjoy non-stop violence, this novel more than most will fulfill this interest. Otherwise the book, which is predictable in almost every way, will probably wear out one’s interest fairly early on. That is not to say that it is not well-written and –plotted, but it is not constructed at the same level as previous Davenport stories in the series.
The plot is largely written around a group loosely based on the Manson family of great notoriety. It is filled with situations in which victims fall by the wayside, beginning in California and spreading to Minnesota, and then on to Wisconsin and Michigan. Davenport, who is based in Minnesota, expands his effort to the adjoining States in an effort to apprehend the group, whose leader assaulted his daughter while she was attending an event in Wisconsin.
In the past this reader has enjoyed this series, and I felt, unfortunately, that this one was sort of off the beaten track. There are readers who will enjoy the book. And I understand there is another book in the series, Extreme Prey, which came out in late April, and let’s hope it will resume a more conventional approach in keeping with the character, who is usually more analytical as an investigator, rather than a hyper-active cowboy....Continua