Easy Prey by John Sandford is the 12th book in the “The Prey” thriller series. Publisher: Putnam, May 1998
He didn’t wake up thinking about murder. He woke up thinking about the blonde on his bed and a stack of pancakes…. Funny how things work out….
When Davenport is called to the white-stuccoed house, after the party, he knows it’s for no usual case. For one thing, the strangulation victim is Alie’e Maison, she of the knife-edge cheekbones and jade-green eyes: as models go, one of the biggest. For another, there are a few small complications. Such as the drugs in her body and the evidence that she had recently made love to a woman. Such as the fact that one of Lucas’s own men had been at the party, and is now a suspect. Such as the little surprise they are all about to find when they search the house: a second body, stuffed in a closet, with a deep dent in its skull.
The whole case is going to be like this, Lucas knows – secrets piled upon secrets, the ground shifting constantly under his feet. But even he cannot suspect the earth tremors he is about to feel, when an old lover comes back into his life, a woman he has never been able to forget… whose own secrets may turn out to be the most perplexing ones of all.
Another great read in this series. My rating: 4 stars #Jan 2010