Friday, May 28, 2010

FEVER DREAM: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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FEVER DREAM

BY DOUGLAS PRESTON
&
LINCOLN CHILD

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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? FEVER DREAM Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

About Author

DOUGLAS PRESTON and LINCOLN CHILD are bestselling coauthors of 13 novels. Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Child, a former book editor, is passionate about motorcycles, exotic parrots, and nineteenth-century English literature. The authors encourage readers to visit and send them e-mail at their Web site, www.prestonchild.com.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


DOUGLAS PRESTON and LINCOLN CHILD are bestselling coauthors of 13 novels. Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Child, a former book editor, is passionate about motorcycles, exotic parrots, and nineteenth-century English literature. The authors encourage readers to visit and send them e-mail at their Web site, www.prestonchild.com.

MY REVIEW:

Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston thankfully team up again for their 11th Aloysius Pendergast thriller, FEVER DREAM. Pendergast, an FBI agent, is a wealthy, somewhat unconventional but exceptionally bright man who you learn a lot more about in this newest Child and Preston collaboration. Readers will find out about his wife’s death and how Pendergast was in mourning for her these past twelve years. She was killed by a lion who attacked her and it was thought to be an accident but now Pendergast finds out it could have been murder.

Calling on his best friend, Lt. Vincent D’Agosta, for help, Pendergast wants to find the murderer and see that justice is done. Vincent’s fiancĂ© who is a Captain in the NY Police Department is not thrilled that he is going off again with Pendergast. However, she surprisingly finds herself working with him before the whole thing is over as they track the killer to Africa and then South America only to wind up back in New Orleans. In doing so, they find out secrets about Helen and what she was involved in that were previously unknown to her husband.

This is a real page turner and although it is only the second Pendergast novel I have read, I already feel I know the well-developed characters and can’t wait to see what they do next. The combination of Pendergast and Vincent‘s love, Captain Hayward, is a good one and they play off each other exquisitely. There is a dry sense of humor to the novel that I thoroughly enjoyed and although this novel seemed shorter than the last, it still was exciting and had so many surprising twists and turns. FEVER DREAM can stand on its own but if you think you will like the book, you may want to start with the first Pendergast novel and read your way happily to this newest addition. I think it never hurts to know as much of the background as possible and I hope to get time to do that myself this summer.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MY FRIENDS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
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72 comments:

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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+1 Comment:
You had me at Pendergast lol!
Loved your review, I'm intrigued and drooling to read this as I've read every Pendergast novel to date (and had no idea about a deceased wife *omg*).

btw - either separate or together, I've yet to read a Preston & Child novel that failed to captivate me!!!

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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+1 second entry:

OMG - they are all soooooooooooo good!!! I loved them from the start with Relic (way better than the movie). Cabinet of Curiosities is probably my fav.

Terminal Freeze is also a must read, as is Codex. Like I previously gushed - either as a team or solo - their books are absolutely amazing!!!

ps - I'm a follower, too :)
Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all ~

LAMusing said...

she was killed by a lion!? And it may have been murder?! Okay - really want to read this.

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debbie said...

I find it interesting that preston is also into horseriding, and that he was able to ride that many miles.
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debbie said...

I have read all of their previous works, I think book of the dead was my favorite.
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Tore said...

I loved the relic. I am very interested in reading this book. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

holdenj said...

I enjoy thrillers and your comments about well-developed characters is important! Also, I like the idea of solving an old mystery. Thanks for the chance to win.
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holdenj said...

I haven't read any of their books before, so I'd probably start with the Pendergast beginnings in Relic.
Thanks!
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Katie said...

I loved that you said it has many suprises, twists and turns! I love books that keep you guessing until the end!

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traveler said...

I read The Cabinet of Curiosities. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Thanks for this riveting giveaway. I am enthralled with this great review. The characters and story sounds incredible. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

I think its interesting that they have written so many books together. They must get along very well to be able to work together.

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Patsy said...

I haven't read a book by Preston and Child yet, but this one sounds like one I should read. In Fever Dream, they go to many places and end up in New Orleans...I love reading about other places!
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skkorman said...

The very fact that there is a new Pendergast novel out makes me want to read this book; he is THE most captivating fictional character.

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Margie said...

Codex looks like a very exciting book.
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Margie said...

I haven't read any of these books yet, but it sounds like an interesting series...a good mystery with interesting characters. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

I read that twice-she was killed by a lion?

Haven't read a Pendergast before, sounds like a real treat.

I am a follower.
Thank you for the giveaway. You always have the best books!!

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skkorman said...

I love all of the Preston & Child books, but my favorite is The Cabinet of Curiosities!

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dlhaley said...

Your review has me drooling to read this latest offering from the amazing team of Preston and Child!

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dlhaley said...

My favorite book in the Pendergast series in Still Life with Crows.

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Becca said...

Murder by lion? How can you beat that.

I blogged about it here:
http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2010/05/b-i-n-g-o.html

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Linda Kish said...

I think I'd like Relic

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Linda Kish said...

I always see their books when I am at my favorite book store but haven't read them yet. But I love a good thriller.

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enyl said...

That Pndergrast mourned his wife for twelve years, only to discovet that he really didn't know her at all.
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enyl said...

Tweeted.
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enyl said...

I would like to read: The Cabinet ofCuriosty,Relic,Brimstone,Blasphemy
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booklover0226 said...

I like the idea of a couple who is romatically involved is forced to worked together and one of them is not happy! Will they be able to keep their professional and personal lives separated? I look forward in finding out!

I'm interested in reading Brimstone. It appears characters from other books are in this book and it should be interesting to see how they interact with each other.

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MarionG said...

I love Pendergast. I find it very interesting that the 'wife' was murdered. Should be a great read.
Looking forward to this.
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MarionG said...

I read Relic and really enjoyed this. I would say it's my favorite.
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Carol W. said...

I'm really intrigued by the idea of a lion attack that may have been intentional. It sounds like a thriller for sure.

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Carol W. said...

I'd like to read Cemetery Dance.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would ilke to read The Cabinet of Curiosities.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I love page turners and this sounds amazing!

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Carole Spring said...

+1 Comment:
I love thrillers with unexpected twists & turns - throw in dry humor and you have a very enjoyable book.

I have read many of the Preston & Child novels and have enjoyed them all.

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Carole Spring said...

+1 Second Entry:

All the Preston & Child novels I have read have been what I consider good books.

My favorite is Relic.

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Shirley said...

wow I think this book sounds great! This is something I'd really like to read, sounds like a great mystery and more.
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Shirley said...

I'd like to read their first book they did together. RELIC

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Shirley said...

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Marian said...

The part about Helen being killed by a lion intrigued me... morbid, I know. :D Thanks for the giveaway!

Marian

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Shirley said...

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Christine H said...

I'd like to try it, I've never read a thiller, I'm kind of a chicken, but if I don't like it my husband will, so count me in!
Thanks so much for all the great books you giveaway!!

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Christine H said...

I'd like to read Relic.

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Debi said...

It is always interesting to find out the partner was involved in some mystery. Now I am off to the site to see what else I would like to read.

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Debi said...

I would like to read Cemetery Dance.

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christina said...

sounds like a great mystery. I watch 48 hours mystery and love that show, This is simlair just fiction which is better.

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christina said...

I'd like to get into the series that starts with Brimstone.

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g.g. said...

I would like to read Relic


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g.g. said...

I think it must have been such a shock after all those years to find out his wife had been murdered!

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Christine H said...

I'd like to read Relic the first book they did.

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petite said...

I would like to read Relic. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This novel sounds compelling and amazing. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terrymac said...

Your review is compelling! I really want to read this book now, especially since you said it has a dry sense of humour. My dad had a dry sense of humour, and I really enjoy books that employ this too.
Thanks for offering 3 copies in your giveaway!

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Terrymac said...

I would also like to read Cabinet of Curiosities......it has my curiosity piqued! (especially after reading your review of Fever Dream)

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Jenna said...

It really just sounds like a good read... something I can read in the tub with a wine, wondering whats coming next.

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