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Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The John Pellam Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780743579506
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Devil’s Teardrop, is back displaying his “ticking-bomb suspense” (People) in this never-before-published thriller.

Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell’s Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents such as Ettie Washington in a no-budget documentary film. But when a suspicious fire ravages the elderly woman’s crumbling tenement, Pellam realizes someone might want the past to stay buried.

As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist’s ultimate masterpiece, a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportion, with Hell’s Kitchen and John Pellam at its blackened and searing epicenter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense.”

    People

  • “The best psychological thriller writer around.”

    Times (London)

  • “Jeffries saves the best one for the very end of this taut, well-paced, and highly atmospheric thriller.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pepi | 12/28/2013

    " Ettie Washington's life and all she's been through seemed like a bad luck but the whole story wont let you put it down. i was won over John Pellam's character. Although, there is so much detail about arson, you would say you ll be expert on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/23/2013

    " I have enjoyed all of this author's books. If I really like an author, I like to start with their first book and read all they have written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/25/2013

    " Slow to start, but what a last 30 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ron | 7/15/2013

    " I guess that I am getting too old for this type of novel. There is only so much one can read about burning bodies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 6/4/2013

    " The stereotypes of the characters in this book were cringe worthy. I almost stopped reading it twice. I gave it an extra star because Deaver threw in the usual surprises that he is so good at doing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 5/31/2013

    " One of my most favorite Deaver novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 5/21/2013

    " Never read Deaver before. Fast paced "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 3/15/2013

    " This is the only book of Deaver's that I didn't care for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 8/28/2012

    " This is the first time I've read this author and I really enjoyed the book. I couldn't predict the end and it made me want more historical information on this area of NYC. I've already picked up another book by Deaver, The Cold Moon (my first Lincoln Rhyme novel!). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 8/4/2011

    " This is not a book I would recommend. It started out okay, but then it dragged on to the end. Most of the characters came across either as flat or cliched. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 11/24/2010

    " Love Jeffery Deaver, but this one felt like it must have been one of his early efforts. No where near the level of intensity or quality as his Lincoln/Amelia series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 2/16/2010

    " Another great novel by Jeffery!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exactingnemesis | 9/5/2009

    " Good rough read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 4/26/2009

    " The stereotypes of the characters in this book were cringe worthy. I almost stopped reading it twice. I gave it an extra star because Deaver threw in the usual surprises that he is so good at doing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 4/1/2009

    " This is not a book I would recommend. It started out okay, but then it dragged on to the end. Most of the characters came across either as flat or cliched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 6/27/2008

    " This is the first time I've read this author and I really enjoyed the book. I couldn't predict the end and it made me want more historical information on this area of NYC. I've already picked up another book by Deaver, The Cold Moon (my first Lincoln Rhyme novel!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 3/4/2008

    " One of my most favorite Deaver novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/4/2008

    " I have enjoyed all of this author's books. If I really like an author, I like to start with their first book and read all they have written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 7/18/2007

    " Love Jeffery Deaver, but this one felt like it must have been one of his early efforts. No where near the level of intensity or quality as his Lincoln/Amelia series. "

About the Author

Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, winner of three of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voice of the Year awards, is a stage, television, and screen actor. He has recorded numerous audiobooks and earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, his film credits include Fly Away Home, Maximum Overdrive, Hairspray, and The Diversion, a short film which he acted in and produced. On television, he has appeared in Army Wives, Damages, As the World Turns, Rescue Me, Law & Order, and New York Undercover. He received a BA degree from Skidmore College and an MFA from Vermont College.