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At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

With Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta's assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife's murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame.

As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?

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"Preston and Child up the emotional ante considerably in their 10th thriller featuring brilliant and eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after Cemetery Dance), one of the best in the series. For 12 years, Pendergast has believed that the death of his wife, Helen, in the jaws of a ferocious red-maned lion in Zambia was just a tragedy, but his chance examination of the gun she carried on the fateful day reveals that someone loaded it with blanks. Pendergast drags his longtime NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta, into a leave of absence that includes travel to Africa as well as the American South. The motive for Helen's murder appears to be linked to her fascination with John James Audubon and her quest for a mysterious lost Audubon painting. Once again, the bestselling authors show they have few peers at creating taut scenes of suspense. Their restraint in the book's early sections make the payoffs all the more compelling." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her?FEVER DREAM Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

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Annette P, September 12, 2010 (view all comments by Annette P)
I have thoroughly enjoyed each of Preston & Child's Pendergast series - they're a thrilling, fantastic rollercoaster ride - but having just finished reading Fever Dream, I have to say that I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous novels. I felt that some of the unique qualities of F.B.I. Special Agent Pendergast were not present, and the plot was left a little more open-ended than I would have liked. Of course that, in part, will serve to drive the storyline of the next novel in the series. Still, I was left dissatisfied with a couple aspects of the story. Still a huge fan, maybe I will just have to wait to see what Preston & Child have up their sleeves when their next Pendergast novel "Rolls" out next fall. I can hardly wait!
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Clark, May 22, 2010 (view all comments by Clark)
I'll just throw it out there and say "Fever Dream" is one of the best books in the Pendergast series, perhaps out of all of their books. It truly was hard to put down. It took me two days to finish but that was because I'm human and needed sleep. This book is really that good. Preston and Child create a mystery in this book that is extremely creative. This book also has plenty of suspense that will keep you turning the pages. The only problem is that I have to wait another year for the next Pendergast novel. I'll just have to get caught up on some of their other books in the meantime.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446554961
Author:
Preston, Douglas
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Child, Lincoln
Author:
Preston, Douglas J.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.10x6.36x1.38 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Preston and Child up the emotional ante considerably in their 10th thriller featuring brilliant and eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after Cemetery Dance), one of the best in the series. For 12 years, Pendergast has believed that the death of his wife, Helen, in the jaws of a ferocious red-maned lion in Zambia was just a tragedy, but his chance examination of the gun she carried on the fateful day reveals that someone loaded it with blanks. Pendergast drags his longtime NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta, into a leave of absence that includes travel to Africa as well as the American South. The motive for Helen's murder appears to be linked to her fascination with John James Audubon and her quest for a mysterious lost Audubon painting. Once again, the bestselling authors show they have few peers at creating taut scenes of suspense. Their restraint in the book's early sections make the payoffs all the more compelling." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her?FEVER DREAM Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.
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