Fever Dream (Pendergast #10)
Pendergast's wife died 12 years ago (who knew he had been married!). Now he accidentally discovers she was actually murdered. Then his obsessive search begins to find and punish the murderer(s). He involves fr...more
Yowsa! I really liked this book. Had me turning pages late into the night. Doug and Lincoln can be overly concerned at times with minute details in describing things or places, but man the action scenes really get your heart pumping! Well done Preston and Child! Can't wait for the next one, which has been ordered for me at my library! (Large Print)
He calls on his friend, NYPD Detective Vincent D...more
I really enjoyed this book, mainly because it focused on Pendergast being Pendergast, and doing what he does best - going after the answer to the mystery and hunting down the bad guys with the ingenuity, the quirkiness and the tenacity that only Pendergast can pull off.
I still adore this character, and I wish he was real....more
I really liked the premise of the novel. FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds out 12 years after his wife was killed in a tragic accident, that it wasn't an accident, it was murder. He then embarks on a suspenseful action filled journey to find out who her killer is and what was their motive.
The novel takes place in Africa and in Louisiana during present day. If you liked the movie The Constant Gardener you will enjoy this novel. I actually thought that maybe that movie was based on the novel but...more
Starred Review. Preston and Child up the emotional ante considerably in their 10th thriller featuring brilliant and eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after Cemetery Dance), one of the best in the series. For 12 years, Pendergast has believed that the death of his wife, Helen, in the jaws of a ferocious red-maned lion in Zambia was just a tragedy, but his chance examination of the gun she carried on the fateful day reveals that someone loaded it with blanks. Penderg
Indeed. That setup is essentially where “Fever Dream” begins, and it is a can’t-wait-to-get-back-to-it thrill ride from then on out. More than once I found myself marveling at the many trails such a simple beginning had taken. Lots of locations, lots of secrets, and a fun dash of history.
I was also amazed at how approachable the book was as a standalone novel. I’ve read some of the previous Special Agent Pendergast novels, but th...more
I absolutely love the...more
For those that have not met the man, Pendergast is not your typical FBI agent. He is a loose canon with the manners and speech patterns of someone from the antebellum south. Nearly all the members of his family have the nasty habit of going quite insane at some stag...more
We only really got three our regulars this time around – Laura, Vinnie and Pendergast. I’ll give Constance a half-day’s attendance, as she wasn’t in the majority...more
Essentially, these are archaeological/h...more
1. First response: Outrageous, bloody, awful (& bloody awful too) but still somehow entertaining. The Audubon plot and bio-entrepreneurship elements are fascinating. Found myself realizing how fortunate I have been to be able to view Audubon's double elephant folio at the Cal Academy library.
2. Plot elements somehow couldn't be more ridiculous.
3. OTT Example: (v...more
Most of the Pendergast novels traffic in cliffhangers and suspense. I'm rarely able to guess what twists and turns the plot will take, but that's not because they're random, but instead because it's well written. Reoccurring characters act according to their character and are not just tools in the action. A...more
Pendergast shows more emotion in Fever Dream than in any previous book in the serie...more
This atmospheric novel starts out in Musalangu, Zambia, 12 years in the past, where Pendergast is relaxing with his beautiful wife, Helen. We enter the story just as our happy couple embark on the adventure that will leave Helen dead in a most brutal fashion.
Fast forward to present day Louisiana, at the old family home,...more
Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the Elephant (now believed by scholars to be lost). Along with two dozen shor...more