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Agent Pendergast

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Description

Past and present collide as Special Agent Pendergast uncovers mysterious connections between a string of 19th century bear attacks in a Colorado mining town, a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story, and a deadly present-day arsonist.

In 1876, in a mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, eleven miners were killed by a rogue grizzly bear. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the miners' remains. When she makes a shocking discovery, town leaders try to stop her from exposing their community's dark and bloody past.

Just as Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to rescue his protege, the town comes under siege by a murderous arsonist who-with brutal precision-begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast discovers a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story that may be the key to solving both the mystery of the long-dead miners and the modern-day killings as well.

Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack-and Corrie's life suddenly in grave danger-Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.

L’avis de : Publishers Weekly

2 sept. 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. In the prologue, set in 1889 at a London restaurant, Oscar Wilde not only advises Conan Doyle on how to improve the character of Holmes, who so far has appeared only in A Study in Scarlet, but also tells a horrible tale about a mining camp that the aesthete visited during his American tour a few years before. The details of Wilde s story gradually come out in the main, present-day narrative, in which Pendergast s prot g , Corrie Swanson, a student at Manhattan s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is undertaking a large-scale study of perimortem trauma on human bones inflicted by a large carnivore. Her starting point will be Roaring Fork, Colo., where a bear killed and ate 11 miners in 1876. Corrie s arrival in Roaring Fork coincides with a serious of grisly murders that Pendergast later comes to believe are related to the 19th-century bear attacks. Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Anne Rice, and Peter Straub have all supplied blurbs for this installment, which easily stands on its own with only passing references to Pendergast s complex backstory.
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  • 5,99 €
  • Disponible sur iPhone, iPad, iPod touch et sur Mac.
  • Catégorie : Policier et suspense
  • Sortie : 12 nov. 2013
  • Éditeur : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Série: Agent Pendergast
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