Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Cold Vengeance

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 535 Ratings)

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Cold Vengeance

    5
    By Tired Mom PA
    When I realized there was another Agent P book out there, I could not wait until I had my grubby digital hands on it! Was fantastic. Read it on every lunch hour, and as soon as I got home before going to bed. Just finished-Friday, May 17, 2013. Thank you and I eagerly await the next book with my favorite Special Agent!
  • Cold Vengeance

    5
    By Boysmumas
    By boysmumas Excellent novel with Pendergast and all characters of these terrific novels. Why must we subject ourselves to these Gideon Sword and Gideon Corpse novels. They are boring and dull. Now I must wait until December to finish my quest with Pendergast. We don't need anymore characters in anymore plots to divert our thoughts from Pendergast. You've got a great thing going please don't spoil it with introducing anymore investigators as diversions with other characters. Stick with a proven track record.
  • Cold Vengenc

    3
    By Dooleojo
    GEEZE, really? This is no way to level a suspense novel without promise on another promise of a follow up. Hated t he ending, give me the chance to answer all the unanswered ????????????????
  • EXCELLENT !!!!

    5
    By <3 reading
    This book was sooo good I can hardly wait for the next one to come out!!! I couldnt stop reading!! Wonderful writers! Obviously, very educated men. SUPERB!!
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Mtn_Reader
    As a fan of the Pendergast books, this was the only one that was really a let down. Some of the "action" scenes went on for so long that I started to skim them. Still, it would have been a good read, except that the end did not just leave the reader hanging. It left the whole story hanging. Yes, it's part of a trilogy, but NO conclusion at all? Two major characters are in life-threatening situations and… DONE. That's a cheap shot. I'd have waited to buy two books at once if I had known that this one did not stand on it's own.
  • Louise

    5
    By 1Raven99
    As usual a fantastic Pendergast. I couldn't put down this book or any of the others, can't wait for the next one. Pendergast is my hero, and what an inspiration of will.
  • Cold Vengence

    5
    By Berry Cobbler
    Great read - bummed that I have to get the third book for answers and resolution. But I will be getting it as soon as it comes out!
  • Horrible excuse for a Preston/Child Novel

    1
    By RES.Link
    What a lame effort on the part of these two exceptional writers. It's as if some slothful, distracted personage violently inhabited their minds, and produced this disjointed, utterly unsatisfying book. And who edited this train wreck? The plot is jerky and melodramatic, the characters are pathetically un-compelling, and Preston//Child have stripped Pendergast of his mystery - a stake through the heart of this series. What a departure from the craft and complexity of their early works, like The Cabinet of Curiosities. If you love these writers, don't buy this book - you'll regret it.
  • Cold Vengeance

    2
    By Dancer63
    There was a great deal of effort put into writing this book with nothing being produced at the end. A lot happened through the telling of this tale and it was all presented by these excellent authors in great detail but it did not end. Leaves you hanging. This was much like the old Saturday Serials at the movie theaters - come back next week to see what happens to our hero. Hope their next offering is more on a par with their previous titles.
  • Great book!

    5
    By mm snoopy
    Great read. Captivating to the end. Read it in a mere day or two. The characters are colorful. The scenes are suspenseful. The plots and sub-plots are clever. The new twists in the story with tie-ins from the past books are great for fans. I have to say that I find Pendergast to be more enjoyable than Gideon so far. Doug and Linc, scan your book, your editor didn't pick up a typo that you were to "undog" something I believe around chapter 45. It was a true pleasure to read this book. I look forward to the developments with Helen and Pendergast.

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