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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: René Auberjonois Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendergast Novels Release Date:
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The #1 bestselling authors Doug Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel.

A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast’s most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California’s desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family’s sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot which will leave him stricken in mind and body … and may well end with his death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Small-town politics, murder, a century-old conspiracy, arson and a detective who embodies a modern-day Holmes add up to an amazing journey. Associated Press on White Fire
  • These dynamic authors' best thriller to date. White Fire was one of Library Journal's Top 10 Thrillers of 2013
  • Sherlock Holmes fans will relish Preston and Child's 13th novel featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after 2012's Two Graves), one of their best in this popular series...easily stands on its own with only passing references to Pendergast's complex backstory. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on White Fire
  • Another highly entertaining and genuinely thrilling story from Preston & Child starring their romantic, faintly gothic, and always mysterious FBI agent, Aloysius Pendergast. As always the prose is elegant, replete with exquisite descriptions, and this time we're treated to dashes of historic characters Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, as well as a positively delicious serving of the great Sherlock Holmes. Through myriad shocks, surprises, twists and turns, the suspense never lets up. Great fun to the last page. Anne Rice on White Fire
  • The best Pendergast book yet - a collision between past and present that will leave you breathless. Lee Child on White Fire
  • Preston and Child have done it again! WHITE FIRE continues their white hot streak of bestselling suspense as the most eccentric and ruthlessly clever FBI agent in the business, Pendergast, takes on old money and even older secrets with some literary help from Sherlock Holmes. Simply brilliant! Lisa Gardner
  • What Preston and Child are so good at are exemplified here: solid research, clear swift prose and enough twists to fill a jar of pretzels. Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life. David Baldacci
  • WHITE FIRE is a perfect introduction for any reader not yet acquainted with A.X.L. Pendergast, one of the most memorable detectives in contemporary thrillerdom. Steve Berry
  • I've read every Pendergast thriller. This is the most suspenseful and most horrifying of them all. This book holds chills you can't imagine. I'm still shuddering. I promise-- you'll shudder, too. R.L. Stine
  • A mile-a-minute thriller with a deeply entertaining plot and marvelous characters, in a setting that will chill your blood, and not only because it's 10 degrees below zero and covered with snow. My copy is full of crumbs because I couldn't put it down long enough to eat. Diana Gabaldon
  • WHITE FIRE is as incandescent as its title, a beautifully organized, tautly paced book that really did just yank me in and demand that I keep reading. I'm very grateful for the experience. Peter Straub
  • Preston and Child have created a terrific mix of mystery and the unexpected that will keep you reading into the late hours of the night. They promise a great read and they have delivered. Clive Cussler
  • “Those who have grown to love Agent Pendergast will not be disappointed in the newest installment of his series by Preston and Child. The sharp wit and secretive demeanor of Pendergast are both amusing and mystifying to readers, and the plot unfolds in twists that will keep readers guessing right up to the end. Although this is written as a continuation of the Pendergast novels, it can stand alone for readers unfamiliar with this most unusual, and memorable, character.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “[This] Aloysius Pendergast thriller from bestsellers Preston and Child gets off to a dramatic start…Pendergast’s search for [the] murderer takes him to California’s isolated, eerie Salton Sea, which is skillfully evoked by the authors.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Kirkus ReviewsPreston and Child return with another adventure for modern crime fiction’s most esoteric detective, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast…[in] Pendergast’s deconstruction of a deadly conspiracy originating with patent medicine and ending with bizarre battles—triflic acid, poison darts, and Sumatran buckthorn as weapons—at the museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden…Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won’t be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Two cases intertwine and hit home for FBI agent Pendergast who, in his own slightly misanthropic way, sets out to solve them. Rene Auberjonois makes this book what it is. No characters have remotely similar vocal qualities; all shine—from a nasal-sounding lab researcher to various police officers and a foreign official. But it’s Pendergast whom Auberjonois really embraces with a consistent narration. The character’s voice is methodical and controlled. At one point, while trying to get close to a source, he imitates an entirely different voice, and Auberjonois shifts smoothly between Pendergast’s temporary identity and the source.”

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  • “What Preston and Child are so good at are…solid research, clear swift prose, and enough twists to fill a jar of pretzels. Sit back, crack open the book, and get ready for the ride of your life.”

    David Baldacci, praise for the authors

  • “Preston and Child have created a terrific mix of mystery and the unexpected.”

    Clive Cussler, praise for the series

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