"Beneath the slime, there's a decent whodunit, but it takes real digging to unearth it. 'I don't know,' muses Davenport during the Grand Guignol of a climax, 'we might be missing the Russians or the Chinese, but that's about it.' Amen."
This well-regarded series of police procedurals (Certain Prey
, 1999, etc.) continues as Lucas Davenport, deputy chief of the Minneapolis PD, hunts a double murderer whose brutal crime sparks a series of deaths that may or may not be revenge killings.
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