Great read! If you have enjoyed the previous in the series, you really will enjoy this book... I'm hanging on by my fingernails.
If your a huge fan of the series you'll enjoy following the characters again, but this book is very frustrating because nothing is really accomplished in it. It's all just set-up for the 3rd book. Some interesting things happen, but sense its not set up like the classic Penderghast novels, with a serial killer on the other end, it comes of as a lot of information with very little pay-off. Hopefully the 3rd book of this series will have a bit more heat to it.
What a disappointing book! I was looking forward to more holmes like sleuthing and all I get is a convoluted unbelievable story. The first half of the book is Pendergast getting out fought and out smarted at every turn?! Half way through I shut off the book and no longer care what happens to Pendergast. Preston/Child you have disappointed me greatly.
No more Preston and Childs for me. The abrupt cliffhanger left me feeling cheated and seriously pissed. There are lots better books to spend my credits on.
I've read all the Pendergast books and thought this was pretty good but I noticed small flaws and credibility issues throughout the story. It did seem to be more violent than previous novels which I found surprising. Good narrration by Rene and it kept me entertained. Didn't like the ending, it was so abrupt with loose ends.
I have heard great things about this book - but I just could not stand the narration, I could not get past the first 10 mins ... I might have to buy it so I can read the actual book though.
As others say, this is half a book. That causes it to be 1/10 of a product worthy of being sold without disclosure. I was surprised and went back and looked at Audible's description which does not reveal what this is. I would not have a problem if the truth of the product was disclosed. I could have wisely chosen to purchase what is a few chapters without the ending chapters. Only buy if you are apt to be satisfied with an incomplete product dropped in midstream. It ain't that great anyway. But what in some of our opinions is a poor story is something we all have to risk. Others obviously think it is a good product. Such is the variation in opinions. Fraud in marketing a few chapters, as opposed as a book that stands on its own, is not a matter of subjective opinion.
Dang I hate when authors leave things hanging at the end, you know they do it because they are already planning a sequel. This was not up to par with other Pendergast novels at all, very disappointed. Think the author team is tired and it shows. Would not recommend this.
I love the Pendergast series. Do not read this as your first book. It would be more confusing without the background from some previous books in the series. For those reviewers that seem to be intolerant of cliffhangers, then I suggest you avoid all trilogies and absolutely avoid Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series! And for our friend who thinks there is too much violence - this is the Mysteries and Thrillers genre - by definition they tend to have violence. So, if you like a series that continues to develop characters and storylines, and appreciate the genre, then I think you'll enjoy this book and the others in the series.