After his wife, Helen, is abducted, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts ...
After his wife, Helen, is abducted, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.
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I am to the point wherein I think each of the Pendergast books is better than the previous one. This one concludes the Helen Trilogy, and I must admit it had some unexpected plot lines. One never knows who is going to get killed off with these two authors.!!!!
Oct 10, 2013
Couldn't Put Down
The follow up to Cold Vengeance, and the best yet! When Preston and Child collectively write a book they're totally the best works of pure suspense and mystery. This book is excitement from the first to last page. You'll love it!!
Publishers Weekly, 2012-09-24 Preston and Child's high-adrenaline 12th thriller featuring maverick FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast wraps up the trilogy that began with 2010's Fever Dream and continued with 2011's Cold Vengeance with a bang. Just as Pendergast is reunited one evening in Manhattan's Central Park with his beloved wife, Helen, who he thought died 12 years earlier, Helen falls victim to a gang of well-organized kidnappers. Despite Pendergast's impressive combination of brains and brawn as well as network of helpers, his efforts to rescue Helen don't play out as he anticipated. Meanwhile, a serial murderer dubbed the Hotel Killer has been targeting guests of Manhattan hotels, mutilating his victims and leaving behind a piece of his own body (e.g., a finger, an ear lobe) to taunt the NYPD. Given the growing cast of characters and their complex backstories, those already familiar with the bestselling authors' fictional world will most enjoy this intelligent suspense novel. Agent: Eric Simonoff, WME. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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