Crooked River (Agent Pendergast Series (19))

February 12, 2020 - Comment

Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series. A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS. Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel

Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series.

A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.

Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach–each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.

A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.

Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene–and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?

A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.

In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who–in a cruel irony–ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.

Comments

Anonymous says:

The worst in the series so far While this series is typically fun to read, the so-called victims in this book were Guatemalan, ambushed while attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. As a result, I felt little to no sympathy for them. The plot ended up being so bizarre as to be unbelievable, and not in a good way. Then there’s Coldmoon, an Indian (I refuse to call them Native Americans, as they were immigrants, just like everyone else, and NOT the first explorers to set foot on North American soil) who, IMHO, adds little…

Anonymous says:

Disappointed It pains me to down rate this novel. I love the agent Pendergast series and impatiently await each new book. I have all the series in hardback and audio. I am losing my eyesight and it is getting more and more difficult for me to read printed books, so I depend on the audiobooks a lot. This recording is not up to standard. Pendergast’s famous southern drawl is nearly undetectable throughout most of the book and the reader doesn’t really have the characters voices defined well enough to…

Anonymous says:

Good and bad What can I say. The pace of the story is good. It is vaguely crafted after two actual occurrences. It moves right along. As it does so, however, it becomes more and more preposterous. The fun of Pendergast has always been his weird thought processes and his involvement in strange adventures that in the end were plausibly explained. In previous novels Pendergast did odd things like lying down in a cornfield to access his thought training abilities. He solved cases by thinking of things nobody…

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