Monday, October 31, 2011

Pendergast Strikes Again

Cold Vengeance (Pendergast #11)Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The novels co-written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are my guilty pleasure books in the mystery and suspense section of the library. And the ones featuring Special Agent Pendergast are the best of the best, in my opinion. He's mysterious. He's cultured. He's connected. He's droll. And he kicks butt. What's not to like?

In Cold Vengeance we learn even more about the death of Agent Pendergast's wife, Helen, and the mysterious organization called The Covenant that seems to lurk behind the conspiracy to hide the truth of her murder. When they kidnap his former ward, Constance Green, Pendergast has to act fast to find her before they can disappear forever. But he'll discover that things are even more complicated than they seem. (Aren't they always?)

If you'd like a secretive, brainy sleuth with a penchant for green tea and meditation, especially one who always seems to find himself in the middle of vast conspiracies, Pendergast may be your man.

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Review by Danny Hanbery

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