Fever Dream by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston


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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?


Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

About Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston

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LINCOLN CHILD is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor with Douglas Preston of numerous bestsellers.
Published April 30, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 409 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Above average
on Sep 22 2010

...occasionally coming across as a set of eccentricities rather than a living, breathing character. Still, readers of previous Pendergast novels will welcome this installment starring the exceedingly peculiar FBI Special Agent. Stylish, dark and tense.

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Reviewed by Mel Odom on Jul 10 2010

... tense and spooky and unrelenting...really had me cheering.

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Ray Palen on Jan 21 2011

...fast-paced, intelligent fiction that never ceases to entertain.

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NY Journal of Books

Reviewed by Sam Millar on May 11 2010

Fever Dream is a solid page-turner of a book...

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Reviewed by David Pitt on Mar 16 2014

This may be the best of the Pendergast novels, if for no other reason than we are permitted to see the man beneath the cold, steely exterior. For fans of the earlier novels, a definite must-read.

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Reviewed by Betty Lytle on May 23 2010

I enjoyed this mystery thriller to the end. It was interesting to see Pendergast so personally involved. It made his character even more brilliant and compelling.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Reviewed by Mark Davis on Jul 29 2010

Preston and Child are prolific writers who never let the story overwhelm them.

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Reviewed by Kate O'Leary on Jun 06 2010

Fever Dream is a good mystery and a great read. Along with all that fiction has to offer you will learn something about the life of the great American artist John James Audubon.

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