Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.
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The characters and the narration in these books are alone worth the price. I always have to chuckle a little at the Scooby Doo-like endings. One would be best advised not to expect terribly much in this area and simply enjoy the read for what it is. Great fun, engaging plot, characters and off beat themes.
I found the book childishly written and tedious.The storyline was totally unbelieveable. We all know that voodoo is unreal. For fiction this is stepping way out on a limb.
I would rate this book as the weakest in the series. Although a decent read, the characters seem to be off. In addition, what did Nora do to deserve her treatment in book? In the end, the plot works out but was somewhat redundant throughout the book.
I got the feeling Preston&Child ran out of time at the end and wrapped up things rather perfunctorily. Still, I enjoy this series and they seem to have set things up for another book. As usual Rene A. does a great job reading.
A wonderful story read by a talented narrator. I especially enjoyed the sounds made by some of the characters.
I'll will be patiently awaiting their next book!
Not the best Pendergast. Preston and Child had fun with this story as it is a little hard to believe. If you stick out to the end they come up with a plausible explanation. Rene Auberjonois is a dream as always.
I have read all the Preston/Child books and always loved them trememdously, However, I was so disappointed in this one. The the story was just silly and it didn't do Pendergast any favors...Fever Dream came out today and for the first time I am actually hesitant to purchase it because I felt this book was so bad.....have Preston/Douglas lost their edge????
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