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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller
Preston and Child continue their long- running Pendergast series with this dark, gory tale. Although student Corrie’s impetuousness and poor judgment can be annoying, Pendergast and the unexpected twists more than make up for it. A remarkable plot that ties together multiple killings — some more than a century old — a secret Sherlock Holmes story and a meeting between Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle keep readers glued to the page.
Criminal law student Corrie thinks she has found the perfect research project in examining the remains of Colorado miners who were killed, and perhaps eaten, by a grizzly in the late 1800s. After Corrie is railroaded by the town’s wealthy citizens and put in jail, her mentor, enigmatic Agent Pendergast, arrives to assist with her investigation. While Pendergast unravels a link to a Sherlock Holmes story that might explain present-day murders and the century-old grizzly killings, Corrie is in grave danger. (GRAND CENTRAL, Nov., 384 pp., $27.00)
Reviewed By: Joyce Morgan
Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL
Published: November 2013