Cold Vengeance : Pendergast

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by Rene Auberjonois
  • Series: Pendergast
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Aloysius X. L. Pendergast

This is the eleventh Pendergast novel, the second of the 'Helen Pendergast' arc. Aloysius X. L. Pendergast is an albino F.B.I. special agent who is an independently wealthy cross between Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and The Devil. His lineage is as dark and checkered as the mysteries he deftly runs to ground. He solves cases. Never mind that his methods are often incorrigible. His tenaciousness makes him a priceless ally and a disastrous enemy. His exploits have moved me from the edge of my seat to exclaiming uncontrollably in front of strangers to my embarrassment. Pendergast is doubtlessly the most exciting character in modern fiction. This volume and the arc in particular are not only among the best examples of Pendergast and Preston & Childs's work but an example of the best of the modern genre.

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- Zack

There should be a law against half-books like this

If you think this is the conclusion to the authors' LAST unfinished story, don't be fooled. This is even more unfinished than the last one. In essence, absolutely nothing gets resolved, nothing really 'happens.' The reader is strung along and left with the same exact questions as before (well, there is one "surprise" but, amidst everything else that does NOT happen, it does not even merit raising an eyebrow). I have been a fan of Prston/Child for a long time. They ALMOST lost me with the hanging ending last time. They DEFINITELY lost me this time. When they come out with the next 'installment,' I will be sure NOT to buy it until I read someone else's review saying that the whole Helen-death-mystery has come to the end it should have come to in the last book. Shoot, I might not even buy it then!
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- cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio