by Douglas Preston
and Lincoln Child
Pub. date 5/11/10
Publisher’s description: At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead…and why?
With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame.
As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?
My son is a HUGE Preston & Child fan and was thrilled to volunteer to help me with this review when he heard that a new Pendergast novel was being published. He devoured the book… stayed up late to read, refused to put it down to play video games or to snack….
So I asked him what I should say about Fever Dream.
I then asked him if there was anything I should add to that one word description.
“Mom, it’s Preston & Child. Of course, it’s amazing. It’s everything I would expect from them. I was not disappointed. It IS amazing.”
So, there you have it… the official opinion of a teenager who is an avid reader and fan of the Preston & Child writing team.
WHERE TO BUY – Fever Dream is available at a discount on Amazon.
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