"Finally - the latest Pendergast novel and the conclusion of the “Helen” trilogy!!! It has been just over a year since I last read the preceding novel, Cold Vengeance, and after finishing this One altogether too quickly, I am contemplating re-reading the series in its entirety so the wait won’t feel as long for the thirteenth book! The book opens up with a bit of refresher in the last climatic moments of the eleventh book. Actually, the authors do a wonderful job of summarizing the key points to help remind readers of the previous actions Each of the three cliffhangers are wrapped up rather quickly - and with some truly shocking action along the way! It’s remarkably easy to once again be swept up into the intriguing world of Pendergast and his assorted friends (and enemies) as the previous books build to a fascinating and exciting conclusion.
And though I absolutely loved it, I will admit that there are a few times when the authors bring this book into an almost soap-opera-like plot level. This new territory for the series works OK, though, and certainly opens up new avenues for future volumes. The two minor lines of the plot - Constance’s and Corrie’s do reach a conclusion as well here, but each story stays surprisingly separate, which is perhaps my only complaint. Previous novels have really woven in the most extraneous of plot points, and these disparate lines - though exciting - never fully fit in with where I expected them to go based on the two previous installments.
Despite its near approach to five hundred pages, this is a fast-paced book and quickly becomes difficult to put down. This writing duo makes a formidable team, that’s for sure! It definitely is a more satisfying and less frustrating read than the last two cliffhanger-ridden entrants to the series, but this one still manages to leave you desperate to see just where Pendergast will go next in his thirteenth adventure. I hope the wait isn’t a long one!"
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.
If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public. These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog. Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit. The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy