INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA.
A fabulous heist:
On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305—Portland to Seattle—with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and then parachuted from the rear of the plane, disappearing into the night…and into history.
A brutal crime steeped in legend and malevolence:
Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins—sowing panic and reviving whispered tales of the infamous Savannah Vampire.
A case like no other:
As the mystery rises along with the body count, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how—or if—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.
A prologue to Preston and Child's disappointing 20th thriller featuring FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after 2020's Crooked River) depicts the notorious unsolved 1971 plane hijacking by D.B. Cooper in the Pacific Northwest. In the present, Pendergast and his partner, Armstrong Coldmoon, have been dispatched to Georgia to investigate several baffling murders. As the victims were drained of blood through one of their multiple stab wounds, the killer is dubbed the Savannah Vampire. Pressure to close the case quickly comes from a boorish U.S. senator, who fears bad press about the crimes will imperil his reelection bid. Pendergast's ward, Constance Greene, assists by befriending a reclusive hotel owner rumored to have prolonged her life by drinking human blood. How the plane hijacking ties in with the current action will surprise readers, but the lack of real scares, an outlandish solution to the central mystery, and a lead who's more action hero than Sherlockian sleuth render this a lesser series entry. X-Files fans will best appreciate this one.
Over the top
Unusual ending. The end ofPendergast?
Sad sad state of affairs
I have read all of douglas preston and lincoln child books. This a very disappointing audiobook between the fake southern accents and trying to sound like a southern bell. The whole book chatter about filming ghost stories and fights in posh restaurants college kids naked blood worshiping in a church I have not even made half way and probably won’t. Why is constance greene so involved now? These fine gentlemen have wondered off the path. I do hope they don’t screw up Corrie Swanson series.
Pendergast never fails to entertain!
Love these novels so much! The characters are so interesting and unconventional! The plot keeps you hooked and I couldn’t put this one down. Love the development of the underlying love story of Pendergast and Constance. Can’t wait to read the next one!!!