Soon neighbors begin to disappear - only to reappear as the lifeless centerpieces of unspeakable displays. Convulsed with terror, the townsfolk whisper of the legendary Curse of the Forty-fives. No one is safe from a killer who stalks his prey in the blackness of night...and whose grotesque crimes are revealed by circling buzzards under the cruel summer sun.
With the help of Corrie Swanson, an eighteen-year-old misfit, Pendergast unearths the secrets of this isolated town - from the dark histories of its inhabitants to the darker mysteries hidden in the endless cornfields. And ultimately, as he unravels the local curse and the truth of Medicine Creek's greatest enigma, the Ghost Warrior Massacre of 1865, Pendergast comes face-to-face with the unimaginable evil that lies at the heart of this small town.
©2003 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks. A division of AOL Time Warner Book Group.
"The Preston-Child team scores another big winner, perfect for the summer; highly recommended¿" (Library Journal)
"Yummy beach reading." (Kirkus Reviews)
I have read/listened to every book that has been published by the dynamic duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Only one has yet to even slightly disapoint me. This is not that book! The authors have created some very interesting characters in their books, one of my favorites being FBI Special Agent Pendergast. He is one of the most enigmatic characters I'm met so far. In this story, agent Pendergast travels to rural Kansas to investigate a grizzly murder. Turns out, the murderer is a possible serial killer. With the style used in their previous books, Preston and Child weave one heck of a story laden with the supernatural and possibly some natural history. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, edge of your seat thriller.
MORE ! More Pendergast - an abosolutely wonderful character, growing with each book. I was not disappointed in the ongoing tales of FBI special agent Pendergast. I found Rene Auberjonois (who has narrated both books) to be a great story teller. Again a story that makes the reader think and not overlook any of even the slightest comments as being an integral part of the story. I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE
This book grabs you right from the start and never lets go! And the ending will not only send chills up your spine, it will leave you absolutely stunned! If you like mystery, thrills and chills, you just can't pass this book up!
I rated this book 1 star only because there isn't anything lower.
The story makes no sense. The writing ranges from dull and trite to gratuitously gruesome. The book raises some serious questions about the emotional health of the authors.
Still life statrs out better than it ends. I out it down and read two (2) other books and finished it because I paid for it. It was ok.
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