Shadow Prey Setting & Symbolism

John Sandford
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Obsidian Knife

The obsidian knife is a black knife made from black volcanic glass. It has a fluted edge and is very sharp. Leo carries his knife in his pocket when he kills Ray Cuervo, while Bluebird has his around his neck on a rawhide throng when he kills John Lee Benton.

Shadow Love's Gun

Shadow Love uses a gun to kill people rather than the obsidian knife that the other Indian killers use. The Crows are killing in a ritual manner using the knife, while Shadow Love is killing on his own, not ritually. He uses this gun on Yellow Hand, as well as on Lillian Rothenburg; however, later he uses a knife and seems to understand the power in the ritual and the knife.

P7

The P7 is the gun Lucas prefers to carry. It is not as powerful as Lilly's Colt, but Lucas says it...

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