Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers - a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.
Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined - and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood... may be a horrific lie.
©2011 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio
I have read or listened to all of the pendergast books. I was excited to see another one but disappointed. It felt a little glib and not real. The ending also left us hanging. I do not enjoy when authors set themselves up that obviously for a sequel.
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.
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