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'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' – DAVID BALDACCI
Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA, in this next installment of the #1 NYT-bestselling series.
A LEGENDARY HEIST.
Fifty years ago, Flight 305 was hijacked en route from Portland to Seattle. The hijacker, D.B. Cooper, collected a ransom of $200,000 and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
A BRUTAL CRIME.
In the ghost-haunted southern city of Savannah, Georgia, a worrying spate of bodies has been found completely drained of blood. Locals fear the infamous Savannah Vampire has returned – or prompted a dangerous copycat. Faced with such a gruesome and unusual case, the local police have no choice but to call in the FBI.
A CASE LIKE NO OTHER.
As the mystery rises along with the body count, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, will have to race to understand how these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer... but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining.
Exciting. Nail-biting. Quality storytelling.--Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR BLOODLESS:
"Leave it to the imaginations of Preston and Child... Spooky and surreal [and] wonderful fun."--Kirkus
"Bloodless is rife with inventive scenarios, amusing exchanges (especially between oft-impatient Coldmoon and eternally placid Pendergast) and tantalizingly spooky mysteries, topped off with a gloriously wild finale that is as action-packed as it is memorable."--BookPage (Starred Review)
"BLOODLESS is their 20th novel featuring one of the most unique protagonists in all of thriller fiction, Agent Aloysius Pendergast, and may rank as one of the finest books they have ever penned together.... BLOODLESS is a pure pleasure to read and is like candy to thriller fans --- candy from which readers will drain every ounce of flavor in pure delight."--BookReporter
"Non-stop action, and much to amuse, shock and horrify the reader."--Fresh Fiction
"Preston and Child, expertly straddling the line between reality and the paranormal, have fashioned a neo-gothic masterpiece."--The Providence (RI) Journal
[Pendergast] still remains the most charming, intelligent, cool, and creepy agent ever written. . . Read this. As fast as possible. Preston & Child have once again created the unimaginable and you just can't miss it!--Suspense Magazine
Agent Pendergast is back and better than ever.--The Real Book Spy
Preston and Child know how to craft compelling stories that are both baffling and surprising. The cast of characters feels authentic and moves the story forward in unexpected ways. . . the authors are masters of the procedural with a gothic flair.--Associated Press
The best mystery series going today. Preston and Child display a true masters' touch. This is riveting reading entertainment of the highest order.--Providence Journal --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08VYVHZ5Y
- Publisher : Head of Zeus (19 August 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 5754 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 456 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 65,575 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was really intrigued and pulled in by the take on DB Cooper and the mystery of how the "murders" were committed. The story for me was well on it's way to 4 or 5 stars.
Unfortunately, the build up and intrigue came crashing down in the final act of the book. Did not buy into the aliens from another dimension plot at all. Character development into side characters like the cop commander, the photographer lady, the 2 'journalists', the annoying senator were all more or less completely wasted and irrelevant.
It seems like the authors won't ever be able to regain the creative heights of the best books in the series (Relic, Cabinets of Curiosities, A Still Life with Crows) where fantastical ideas (e.g age extension serums or genetically mutated or warped humans) are done in such a way where it doesn't seem completely unrealistic and contrived and where the side characters all play a key part to the overall plot.
I hope that you enjoy their books as much as I did
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Unlike other people reviewing this book, I can accept that there was a creature and time travel as part of this story. After all, the series began with Relic and has probably veered away from that to appeal to wider audiences.
However, SPOILER ALERT, it's the scenes where Pendergast travels to the lair of the creatures that are just plain crazy. It's like a deus ex machina where the authors had no idea how to really end this because they'd created a foe too powerful. And the time paradox it would have created wasn't resolved as if the creature was killed before it travelled to our world, how could there have been all that destruction or any deaths to begin with?
Apart from that, it's a good story and goes back a bit to the series roots. But the ending doesn't fill me with a lot of hope for book 21 if it focuses on more time travel.
The authors have written a story which links FBI law enforcement with science and the supernatural. They are always bang up to date with the technology they include, but this book takes that to a whole new level. I was also pleased to see the long running situation between Pendergast and his ward progress and hope we will see more of that in the next book! Great read, thank you.
The creature was utter ludicrous