White Fire - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

White Fire

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 621 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Past and present collide in Preston and Child's most thrilling novel ever . . .


Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who--with brutal precision--begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort's very existence.

Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast uncovers a mysterious connection between the dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story--one that might just offer the key to the modern day killings as well.

Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack--and Corrie's life suddenly in grave danger--Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.

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Latest Impressions

  • Another great book in the series

    By goatcharmer
    I couldn't put the book down. It is another great read in the Agent Pendergast series. I love his character. If you enjoy this series and Lincoln and Childs books in general ignore any of the bad reviews you see and read this book.
  • White Fire

    By Not so hot!
    I have read many books by these co-authors and always found them spellbinding. While I enjoyed this book, I have to say it was not one of their better books. I was disappointed.
  • Wow! Just wow!

    By Patinol
    Fascinating story, interesting characters abound in White Fire. Preston and Child have outdone themselves in this latest Pendergast book. Can't wait for more adventures and hope to read more about Corrie and Captain Stacy Bowdree.
  • Stellar

    By mm snoopy
    What a fantastic book. Just when you think these two guys couldn't possibly put together another astonishing tale, again unfolds a delicious thriller. I enjoyed this book as much if not more than their other novels. The insertion of other literature and intertwining stories was very crafty and clever. I am grateful for the internal dictionary in my iPad knowing that I always pick up some new vocabulary while reading their prose. Great job! Cheers, Mark
  • Would Have Been A 5

    By Fjohn52
    Great story, but all the fluff added at the end by the publisher inflated the size of the novel I thought I was buying. Pages not numbered in the print version but counted here are really false advertising.
  • White fire

    By Jcsch1
    I have read every book they have written! Why bring in other characters ... The newer novels just aren't' as well written, interesting or complex.
  • Great read

    By AubLiz
    This is a great book. Very entertaining, well written, and very enjoyable!! I would read it again.
  • Horrible

    By Agador Tilly
    This story was a terrible theft of the Cheshire CT home invasion in 2007 and should never have been released. Shame on you and the writers for stealing a horrible tragedy for your own use. Your story was poorly written and I knew the murderer when I was one third of the way through the book. I should have put the book down after the first murders and put it out of my mind. I tried to give the book zero stars but it wouldn't post my comment unless I gave it at least one.
  • One of the best A.X.L Pendergast

    By grahamdesign
    I am a slow reader it usually ames me a month or more to finish a good book. I could not put this down finished it in 2 weeks which for me is amazing. If you haven’t read any of the Pendergast novels start form the beginning, with the Relic, reliquary, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Live with Crows, Brimstone, Dace of Death, and the Wheel of Darkness. They are all great books. This one was particularly gruesome.
  • Moot32

    By Moot 32
    Very entertaining. Dragged in a few spots, though. They were so obviously writing about Aspen with the Hotel Sebastian being the Hotel Jerome, etc. that I was puzzled why they did not come right out and set the book in Aspen.