Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Large Print - 2010 | First large print edition.
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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?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010.
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9780446566858
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Prest
Characteristics: 661 pages.
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln - Author

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ellybook
Oct 10, 2016

a little bit slow in places but still a good read...a bit more believable than some of his later Pendergast books. Eager to find the follow up book that tells what happens to the obvious loose end.

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rslade
Sep 11, 2014

Getting a bit formulaic as the series goes along ...

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rahmmie
Mar 25, 2014

It was good but I don't think it is one of their best works. Somehow the book seemed to lose momentum about 2/3's of the way in and never regained it back, ending with a very lacklustre and unsatisfying conclusion

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Blaine_the_mono
Jan 24, 2013

The best Pendergast novel in quite a while.

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gvinejim
Oct 09, 2012

read fever dream first and then read cold vengeance second and then wait till december to read the last book in the trilligy

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c210flyer
Aug 30, 2012

Terrific book, highly recommend. 9 of 10 for me.

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skibum22
Jul 15, 2011

I like novels with endings, not cliff-hangers with the authors hoping to sell another book. Very disappointing.

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nhoj
Jul 01, 2011

A Pendergast story but too much detail and and not enough plot - maybe starting to wear thin.

Natillez Mar 05, 2011

revenge for murder

Natillez Mar 05, 2011

Revenge for murder of an FBI"s spouse.

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