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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,576 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: August 2011 ISBN: 9781609413910
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Nothing is what it seems.

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, in 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 she may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes the conspiracy is deeper and more monstrous than he could have ever imagined, and it goes back generations. Everything he’s believed, everything he’s trusted, everything he’s understood may be a horrific lie.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Picks up the action right where Fever Dream ends off…The authors do a good job of showing the lengths Pendergast is willing to go.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Auberjonois’s flawless delivery includes a believable cast of characters with distinctive voices who draw listeners into the complex story in which nothing is as it seems.”

    AudioFile

  • “A twist for Pendergast…thriller readers everywhere will want.”

    Library Journal

  • Cold Vengeance, the middle book in a trilogy, goes a long way to tickle the reader’s imagination getting ready for the final installment. The characters are finely honed and believable, and the writing style is consistent with the authors’ large body of work. These two writers are professionals who know how to put together a thriller that is full of suspense and surprises around every twist and turn.”

    Book Reporter

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Costanzo | 2/13/2014

    " WOW! What a great Pendergast story! I absolutely can't wait for the next one!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/5/2014

    " A solid thriller. It's the middle one in a trilogy, so the ending was spectacularly unsatisfying, but that's not unexpected. They appear to be building toward a pretty epic finish in the third one, so I can wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/23/2014

    " Good as usual but wanted them to get closure not segue to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 1/23/2014

    " I just love the adventures of FBI agent A.L X. Pendergast and can't wait for the follow-up to this novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stu | 1/21/2014

    " Another home run by Preston and Child. This is Pendergastian fiction at it's best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Mass | 1/11/2014

    " Wowee wow wow wow! Now how long do we have to wait for the next in the series? And when are they finally going to get a movie deal for the Pendergast novels? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coki | 12/30/2013

    " Most "realistic" Pendergast in recent history. (nothing is really realistic but less of the supernatural stuff that sometimes surfaces.) Lots and lots of action. Cliffhanger ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JP Ramires | 12/24/2013

    " Damn it ! I rushed through "Fever Dream" and "Cold Vengeance" to end up on a cliffhanger. Douglas & Lincoln, i HATE you ... for making me wait another few months :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Smith | 11/29/2013

    " This was not one of my favirot Pendegast books. I have loved all the one's up to this one but it was just a little long and drawn out. I look forward to the next one and hope that it will be better than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 11/28/2013

    " Agent Pendergast at his best, with obvious new adventure in the works! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rena | 11/19/2013

    " Fast paced and nicely recounts what happened in the last book without restating events. The end is kind of unfinished, so I hope it isn't too long before the next one continues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 9/9/2013

    " One of a trilogy of Agent Pendergast. Suspenseful and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Bernier | 8/5/2013

    " A solid addition to the Pendergast stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/18/2013

    " A solid thriller. Better than the last book, which I barely recall even reading. Great cliffhanger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 3/18/2013

    " This is one of the best from Preston & Child in a long time. It also shows a different side of Agent Pedergast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Lerley | 2/10/2013

    " Book two of the next trilogy. Here we see Pendergast having some serious trouble. Another great read. Greatly looking forward to the final installment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 11/21/2012

    " Another book picked up at Barnes & Noble on Saturday night.... buy books, people! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ally Goodwin | 10/19/2012

    " Preston & Child really know how to write books. Feel like I took a trip around the world with this one. Another book I devoured in just a few days and can't wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 8/10/2012

    " Man one hell of and ending make sure you have the next book handy "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelley | 7/25/2012

    " Rejected within the first 1/4 of the book. Boring and read like Agatha Christie (nothing wrong with that by itself, but I wasn't in the mood). Then I found out it was book 2 of a trilogy. No need to read any others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/28/2012

    " I love it I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/19/2011

    " I can never get enough of Agent Pendergast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ericka Scott | 11/22/2011

    " I can't believe they left us hanging....and it'll be a year of waiting anxiously for another installment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/5/2011

    " I would give it a 3.5. I enjoyed it and it kept my interest. However, I'm frustrated that everything in this storyline wasn't wrapped up and that the reader is left hanging again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 10/31/2011

    " didn't realize this was a series. they must be read in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 10/29/2011

    " Can't wait for the next one!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/22/2011

    " The ending is a cliff hanger!!! ARGH! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 10/16/2011

    " OK but not great. Keeps you wondering with some unresolved mysteries. Frustrating thing - as with Fever Dreams - you get to the end of the book and discover that it's "to be continued"! I don't want to have to buy another book, I'd like to know how things get resolved now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/10/2011

    " Another great book by this pair, although, maybe not the best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/9/2011

    " I love these characters, and the story continues..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 10/7/2011

    " One of the better Pendergast's of the last few books. "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

About the Narrator

René Auberjonois is an American stage, film, television, and voice actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University, he acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Sebastian Baye alongside Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Since then, he has acted in a variety of theater productions, films, and television series, in addition to being active in radio drama.