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Revenge - Eiskalte Täuschung (Gekürzte Fassung)

Revenge - Eiskalte Täuschung (Gekürzte Fassung)

Geschrieben von Douglas Preston

Erzählt von Detlef Bierstedt


Revenge - Eiskalte Täuschung (Gekürzte Fassung)

Geschrieben von Douglas Preston

Erzählt von Detlef Bierstedt

Bewertungen:
3.5/5 (14 Bewertungen)
Länge:
7 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Aug 23, 2012
ISBN:
9783839811337
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Der Schock trifft Pendergast ohne jede Vorbereitung: Seine Frau Helen, deren mysteriösen Tod er aufzuklären versucht, ist vermutlich noch am Leben! Aber wer liegt dann in ihrem Grab, und warum setzt Helens Bruder Judson Esterhazy alles daran, seinen Schwager auszuschalten? Pendergast beginnt unter Hochdruck zu ermitteln. Dabei kommt er einer skrupellosen Bruderschaft auf die Spur, die ihre dunklen Machenschaften seit langer Zeit erfolgreich verbirgt. Um Pendergast in die Knie zu zwingen, ist ihr jedes Mittel recht - und zum ersten Mal droht der sonst stets kühl kalkulierende Ermittler die Kontrolle zu verlieren...
Freigegeben:
Aug 23, 2012
ISBN:
9783839811337
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.


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  • (4/5)
    It's hard to give a Pendergast book anything other than a 4 star note, but I am, admittedly, getting a bit tired of the cliffhanger endings...still, Pendergast is as interesting a character as there is in modern crime fiction and he stays fascinating. Fatigued or no I'll probably keep reading them.
  • (3/5)
    Aloysius Pendergast doesn't disappoint!
  • (4/5)
    Another great read in the Pendergast series. While some of these books aren't always a 5-star read, they're still incredibly enjoyable and I always find myself looking to grab the next one of the series at Barnes & Noble when it gets released each year. Hats off to Pendergast and all of his investigations.
  • (3/5)
    While a major improvement over the last book I am still less than thrilled with the Helen trilogy. It seems to have forgotten everything about the series I loved. It has turned Pendergast into a bumbling fool. I know the next book is the last of the set. I really hope they figure this out or I am going to have to stop reading one of my favorite series.

  • (4/5)
    "Cold Vengeance" is book two in the Helen Pendergast Trilogy, in which the special agent is hunting the reason for and the identity of his wife's murderers. It begins just a few weeks after the events of "Fever Dream". The novel is a deliciously drawn out cat and mouse game between Pendergast and the only opponent left standing in the last novel. As this pursuit unfolds, Pendergast comes to realize, "that he truly had not known his beloved wife. Like so many other fallible human beings, he had been blinded by love. He had not even begun to crack the ultimate mystery of her identity. Who was Helen Pendergast, and what was her family connected to? At one point, Pendergast's opponent challenges, "You think your fight's just with me, but you're wrong... The fact is you have no idea, no idea, of what you're dealing with."

    I do suggest reading "FEVER DREAM" first, even though it's not one of Preston/Child's best books. If you're totally new to Preston/Child, I'd suggest starting with their earlier, truly brilliant novels, such as "RELIC", "RIPTIDE", "THUNDERHEAD", "CABINET OF CURIOSITIES", and "STILL LIFE WITH CROWS". "STILL LIFE WITH CROWS" was where I first met Agent Pendergast. "COLD VENGENCE" is definitely and fun and exciting novel.
  • (4/5)
    Wow, another great novel in the Pendergast series. So many surprises in this one, and an amazing ending. I can tell Two Graves will be yet another unforgettable Preston/Child novel to close up this trilogy inside the series.
  • (3/5)
    I'm in complete agreement with other reviewers about the sad direction the Pendergast series is moving into. Pendergast was so different for the very fact that he was cerebral, bookish and wonderful at research. That he had "mad skills" in self defense was only a foil for his ultra-cerebral side. However, now the action figure side is being developed too much, to the extent to be unbelievable. Pendergast's heroic were always slightly fantastical but still just enough real to be believed. Sadly, this is no longer the case and it's such a shame to see a great character get lost.

    All that said, it was still an enjoyable book but with loose endings (for the obvious series) and going in a misguided direction.
  • (3/5)
    Gripping, exciting as usual!
  • (4/5)
    Special Agent Pendergast's life never lets up...and that's a great thing for all of us! These books are amazingly addictive. And Preston and Child can just keep them comin' as far as I'm concerned. This 11th novel in the series is the second in a trilogy about Pendergast and his wife Helen. Finished it a half hour ago and I've already started TWO GRAVES, the 12th in the series.
  • (4/5)
    Latest installment of the Agent Pendergast series; pretty good but they do seem to be getting pretty formulaic. Pendergast gets into an impossible life or death situation and gets out of it, is surrounded by mysterious and loyal helpers. Bad guys usually get theirs, courtesy of the FBI agent extraordinaire. Some pretty wince-worthy description of just how the bad guys meet their maker. To mix it up, I listened to this on audiobook, which was pretty enjoyable--reader Rene Auberjonois does a very good job. The cliffhanger at the end was so overt "tune in for the next installment!", it was slightly annoying.
  • (4/5)
    As are all the Pendergast novels - an excellent yarn, action packed historical intrigue - a fun and easy read
  • (5/5)
    Excellent story, mission impossible.
  • (5/5)
    Yep, I do love me that Agent Pendergast! Wouldn't Jude law make a great movie version SA Pendergast? Dennis Franz is D'Agosta.
  • (5/5)
    As usual, I don't get bored reading a book by the Preston/Child duo. Agent Pendergast is probably one of my favorite character. And in this second installment of the serie (his personnal story) we delve deeper into the "death" of his wife Helen Esterhazy Pendergast. When troubles comes out in the form of a mysterious organization known as the Convenant, no one is safe.
  • (4/5)
    Another Agent Pendergast book. Thrilling, but leaves you hanging at the end for the next installment.
  • (4/5)
    Nice to see a better quality production than has been recently coming from Preston & Child. Almost as good as their earlier work. Introduction of the mysterious Covenant to the story seems too artificial and formulaic though.
  • (3/5)
    The abrupt ending left me fearful that the next book would be bad.
  • (4/5)
    What an ending!! Who lives? Who dies? Now what will Aloysius do? And what exactly do Preston & Child have against newspaper reporters???
  • (5/5)
    Thank goodness for a return to Pendergast! Did not like the new "Gideon" series at all. Loved this!
  • (3/5)
    I have been a loyal Pendergast fan for years and feel like this book fell flat and I couldn't wait for it to end. Just seemed like the story line about his wife keeps going on and on and on and needs to be wrapped up sooner than later. I miss the likes of "Still Life With Crows".
  • (4/5)
    As usual, a well put together Child/Preston novel. Perfect for Agent Pendergast fans, but not a stand alone novel.
  • (3/5)
    Another in the Pendergast series. Good but lacking the interesting plot lines from the beginning of the series.
  • (4/5)
    An excellent read that pulls you in and then ends without resolving most of the major mysteries. This doesn't have a cliff hanger ending; it doesn't have an ending. I would recommend waiting until the next book is out so you can read them together without having to wait.
  • (4/5)
    Entertaining mystery featuring an injured Pendergast. Big cliff hanger ending, which is a bit annoying.
  • (4/5)
    Most of the Pendergast books are stand-alone...while there may be some references to events in other books, rarely is it necessary to enjoy the story. Last year I read Two Graves, the latest in the series. The opening sequence of that book is a direction continuation of Cold Vengeance. This book opens with our hero, Aloysius Pendergast, on a hunting trip with his dear brother in law. The brother of his now-dead wife. Deep in the Scottish moors, the BiL takes the opportunity to pop a cap into Pendergast, who naturally anticipated the event and tampered with the ammo. A fight ensues, and Pendergast winds up in quicksand with a bullet wound. Esterhazy, the BiL, leaves before confirming the kill (how convenient).Before Esterhazy leaves, he tells Pendergast that his wife is still alive. Pendergast recovers, sets about investigating this claim, then comes to a showdown with Esterhazy and his German allies. At this point there are some twists and turns that I won't spoil, but the end does setup the start of the next book.
  • (4/5)
    Special Agent Pendergast, having learned that his wife's death in a hunting accident 12 years ago was murder, learns that his brother-in-law, Judson Esterhazy, was involved in the conspiracy that ripped her from his life. As he digs into his wife's past, he discovers that there were huge swaths of her life that were hidden from him, and that the hidden group behind the conspiracy is much larger, older and more powerful than he had imagined. The Pendergast novels take on a new weight and complexity, with welcome aid from some old allies: Vincent D'Agosta, Constance Greene and Corrie Swanson.
  • (4/5)
    Okay, I ran straight for this book after reading Fever Dream. We just had a big reveal at the end of that story and there was no waiting. Cold Vengeance lived up to expectations. It's gripping, non-stop suspense that constantly raises more questions than it answers, and for Pendergast fans, it gives more insight into the character than perhaps all previous Pendergast novels. The FBI Agent came dangerously close to the "edge" in Fever Dream, but in Cold Vengeance he leaps over that line. We see Pendergast as we've never seen him in his desperate pursuit of what may or may not be the truth. I'll say no more, as I hate to give spoilers. Although I enjoyed this book immensely, I expected more answers than I got. And near the end, when the brother-in-law is pressing Pendergast to go along with his plan, and insists that there's no time to explain -- it felt a bit forced. They did have time for a brief explanation about what was going on. One more thing -- the title doesn't seem to fit. This story wasn't about vengeance at all, but about finding the truth. Pendergast had more vengeance on the brain in the previous story, but with the new information he has, he's moved on. Finally, I have one question for the authors, Preston and Child: REALLY??? You really left us there? I've read that there won't be another Pendergast novel for a while, and that makes the ending to this novel so much WORSE! Normally, I would have already started the next one - but there is no next one, with no date on when you'll pick up the tale. You are not finished with Agent Pendergast. There are too many unanswered questions, too many dangling threads. You have two characters that have been kidnapped, a secondary character possibly mortally injured, Pendergast bleeding, and implications all over the place that there's a whole bunch more going on -- with multiple characters. Just in case you get it in your head that you're tired of writing this character -- sorry, but with an ending like that, you are not allowed to stop. Just saying.
  • (4/5)
    If you haven't read a Pendergast novel before...stop now, go back and begin with The Relic and read your way here. They're a bit gothic, scary, and too many characters tend to die--but they are also immense fun. This book won't disappoint Pendergast fans, and the whole series is one guilty pleasure you won't regret.
  • (5/5)
    My on-again/off-again romance with Pendergast continuesDouglas Preston and Lincoln Child have been writing tales of Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast since 1995's Relic. And I have been a mostly loyal fan in the years since. But I might as well admit that Pendergast and I engaged in a trial separation these past few years. However, I just read Fever Dream and I remembered why I had stuck with him for more than a decade. You don't just toss a relationship like that away.And I'm hooked again. Cold Vengeance is book two in the Helen Pendergast Trilogy, in which the special agent is hunting the reason for and the identity of his wife's murderers. It begins just a few weeks after the events of Fever Dream. In brief, the novel is a deliciously drawn out cat and mouse game between Pendergast and the only opponent left standing in the last novel. As this pursuit unfolds, Pendergast comes to realize, "that he truly had not known his beloved wife. Like so many other fallible human beings, he had been blinded by love. He had not even begun to crack the ultimate mystery of her identity." But he does make progress in that ultimate mystery--with the help of more than a few characters we've met in prior novels. Who was Helen Pendergast, and what was her family connected to? At one point, Pendergast's opponent challenges, "You think your fight's just with me, but you're wrong... The fact is you have no idea, no idea, of what you're dealing with."By the end of the book, both Pendergast and the reader will have an inkling, but there's much yet to be uncovered. Preston and Child are masterful at building suspense, and the end of this novel will be the start of a torturous wait for the final volume in the trilogy. The book ends on more than one huge cliff-hanger. Along the way, there are shocks, twists, and revelations aplenty. This is some highly entertaining storytelling, and my favorite in the series for many years.I was a fool to leave Pendergast these last few years! I will be waiting anxiously until I can see him again in the conclusion to this most compelling story.
  • (5/5)
    This is a suspense-filled novel by Preston & Child. Even Agent Pendergast nearly gets his comeuppance in this outing, and some of those without his experience do go to meet their maker. There are lots of unexpected twists and turns, and the action takes place from Scotland to New Orleans with stops in points in between. The book ends in New York and obviously leads to a sequel, as the authors hasten to assure the reader will happen in their afterward. Another great read! I can't really go into the plot without giving away critical points so I will just say that your enjoyment is guaranteed.