Cold Vengeance

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (Mass Market, 2012)
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.

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.

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.
Lincoln Child is a former book editor and systems analyst who has published numerous novels and anthologies.
http://www.prestonchild.com.
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  • COLD VENGEANCE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

  • "This is no dream; it's the authors' best book in years. Pendergast has to rein in his feelings to pay attention to the details, and it's fun to see the role reversal between him and the usually emotional D'Agosta. Not to be missed by either newcomers or die-hard fans." (Library Journal (starred review) for Fever Dream).

  • "They have grown steadily darker and more elegantly written...together they reach an entirely different level, achieving a stylistic grace and thematic resonance neither has so far matched alone. This may be the best of the Pendergast novels" (Booklist (starred review) for Fever Dream).

  • "Up the emotional ante considerably...brilliant and eccentric...one of the best in the series. Once again, the bestselling authors show they have few peers at creating taut scenes of suspense."  (Publishers Weekly (starred review) for Fever Dream).

  • "Thriller readers everywhere will want." (Library Journal for Cold Vengeance).

  • "Preston and Child continue their dominance of the thriller genre with stellar writing and twists that come at a furious pace.  Others may try to write like them, but no one can come close.  The best in the business deliver another winner." (RT Book Reviews for Cold Vengeance
    ).

  • "Like an Indiana Jones movie, the action starts on the very first page with a shootout on the moors of Scotland, and travels around the globe and provides a thrill, a chill, (and sometimes a smile) on every page." (Asbury Park Press for Cold Vengeance

    ).

  • "A great thriller that is loaded with action... The taut story line is fast-paced and filled with twists that hook the audience.... Suspenseful, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child provide the best middle book of a trilogy in recent memory." (Genre Go Round for Cold Vengeance).

  • "Captivating writing...a top notch thriller." (The Mystery Site for Cold Vengeance).

  • "Once again, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have teamed up to give readers a tale that careens along at breakneck speed. Not for the faint of heart." (Woman Around Town for Cold Vengeance).

Product Details

Cold Vengeance
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$10.99 CAN
  • Pages: 480
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446554978
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/2012
Cold Vengeance