Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

These two authors never fail to please me. They write fast moving, suspenseful, and dramatic fiction. This book is no different...

Special Agent Pendergrast has had a hard time dealing with his wife's death while hunting big game with her in Africa. She'd missed the lion and it killed her. It had been years before, but it still nagged at him. And then he finds out that it wasn't that she missed her shot - someone had tampered with her rifle filled it with blanks!

He returns to Africa to ask questions and determine exactly how this could have happened. He also takes Lt. Vincent D'Agosta with him for backup.

The mystery gets larger as he digs through the past trying to determine just exactly WHO his wife was, why she married him, and who wanted her dead. The other players in the mystery are determined to keep him from finding the truth. And his dead wife just keeps becoming more of mystery to him...

This is a rapid read (you won't want to put it down). The trail to the truth is twisted, many of the people involved are dead, both investigators are in danger, the motive for the murder was unusual. I really enjoyed it!

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, leave a comment here on the blog and then email at info @ (take the spaces out) telling me why you'd like to read it and giving me your name and address for shipping.


SusanB said...

Just couldn't pass this one up. Love the authors and this one sounds great. Please enter me.

Kostik said...

Back in the 90's I saw a book on library's shelf called Relic. It was by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The title intrigued me. I picked it up, and ever since I've been a big fan of these two authors. I started to post on their forum, where 7 years ago I suggested the name for agent Pendergast's wife - Helen. Simply because this is my own wife's name. I am so excited that a book featuring Helen Pendergast is finally coming out. Please send me the ARC if you can. I'll send you an email with my address. Thank you very much!

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

How cool that you got your wife's name used in a novel! I enjoyed Relic, too.

This book has already been awarded to another lucky winner, but I'm always doing reviews. Feel free to check back.

I normally leave the contests open about a week.