|Plot Summary of Chosen Prey|
Putnam, May 2001, 26.95, 416 pp.
Colleagues respect St. Patrick University associate professor art historian James Qatar for his collective works. This includes one book and several scholarly articles published in highly regarded journals and magazines. Unbeknownst to his peers is that Professor Qater has a second life in which he hunts blondes, has sex with them, and kills them.
When an early victim is found, the police link her to photographs that are part of Qater's hobby of creating pornographic works with womemen he knows bnut who don't really know him.. Being a political appointee, Minneapolis Deputy Chief of Police Lucas Davenport expects to lose his job within six months when the mayor retires. Lucas intends to use his time wisely to catch the killer.
John Sandford is one of the top authors of police procedurals due to his three dimensional characters that consistently turn the “Prey” books into great reads. The hero is a flawed individual with a complex and realistic personal life that places demands on him even as he risks everything because he believes in the value of justice for all. CHOSEN PREY is the best of a great series. The audience knows the identity of the killer early on, but watch in fascination as Lucas tries to do likewise while balancing his complex personal life.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"A policeman is looking for a serial killer and most of the victims are women including the killer's mother. "
M.Y.Prasetyo, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Chosen Prey|
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How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
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What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of other female areas
Unusual forms of death
- rough sex
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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