White Fire by Douglas Preston audiobook

White Fire

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Read by René Auberjonois

Hachette Book Group 9781455525836

The Agent Pendergast Novels: Book 13

12.90 Hours Unabridged
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Corrie Swanson sets out to solve a long-forgotten mystery. In 1876, in a remote mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in devastating grizzly bear attacks. Now the town has become an exclusive ski resort and its historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie has arranged to examine the remains of the dead miners. But in doing so she makes a shocking discovery that threatens the resort’s very existence. The town’s leaders, trying to stop her from exposing their community’s dark and bloody past,arrest and jail her. Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to help—just as a series of brutal arson attacks on multimillion dollar homes terrify the town and drive away tourists. Drawn irresistibly into the investigation, Pendergast discovers an unlikely secret in Roaring Fork’s past, connecting the resort to a chance meeting between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. With the town under siege, and Corrie’s life in desperate danger, Pendergast must solve the riddle of the past … before the town of the present goes up in flames.

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A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee

Corrie Swanson sets out to solve a long-forgotten mystery. In 1876, in a remote mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in devastating grizzly bear attacks. Now the town has become an exclusive ski resort and its historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie has arranged to examine the remains of the dead miners. But in doing so she makes a shocking discovery that threatens the resort’s very existence. The town’s leaders, trying to stop her from exposing their community’s dark and bloody past,arrest and jail her.

Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to help—just as a series of brutal arson attacks on multimillion dollar homes terrify the town and drive away tourists. Drawn irresistibly into the investigation, Pendergast discovers an unlikely secret in Roaring Fork’s past, connecting the resort to a chance meeting between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. With the town under siege, and Corrie’s life in desperate danger, Pendergast must solve the riddle of the past … before the town of the present goes up in flames.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best Pendergast book yet—a collision between past and present that will leave you breathless.” Lee Child
White Fire s a perfect introduction for any reader not yet acquainted with A.X.L. Pendergast, one of the most memorable detectives in contemporary thrillerdom.” Steve Berry
“What Preston and Child are so good at are exemplified here: solid research, clear swift prose, and enough twists to fill a jar of pretzels. Sit back, crack open the book, and get ready for the ride of your life.” David Baldacci
“Sherlock Holmes fans will relish Preston and Child’s thirteenth novel featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, one of their best in this popular series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Narrator René Auberjonois is perfection as he portrays the rip-roaring assortment of Preston and Child’s over-the-top characters…A sadistic serial arsonist, a beleaguered sheriff, wizened miners, and ‘old-money’ interests give Auberjonois plenty of opportunities to dazzle. This highly satisfying Pendergast adventure includes an alleged long-lost Sherlock Holmes mystery.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Douglas 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. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

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Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English