No Witnesses (Boldt and Matthews Series #3)

No Witnesses (Boldt and Matthews Series #3)

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by Ridley Pearson, Jeff Cummings
     
 

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Pearson's newest novel packs Michael Crichton-style high-tech and Thomas Harris-tinged psychological terror into a taut, tension-raising tour de force with the realistic edge of true crime and the verve of a race-against-time whodunit. Seattle police detective Lou Boldt, hero of Undercurrents and The Angel Maker, returns to confront an insane poisoner.

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Pearson's newest novel packs Michael Crichton-style high-tech and Thomas Harris-tinged psychological terror into a taut, tension-raising tour de force with the realistic edge of true crime and the verve of a race-against-time whodunit. Seattle police detective Lou Boldt, hero of Undercurrents and The Angel Maker, returns to confront an insane poisoner.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A rare humanism and meticulous attention to procedural detail have marked Pearson's thrillers featuring Seattle cop Lou Boldt (Undercurrents; The Angel Maker). In the mournful detective's third match-up against a maniacal serial killer, Pearson outdoes himself by eschewing scenes from the murderer's point of view (and the pandering to bloodlust inherent in such scenes) in order to focus solely on the terrible toll wrought on victims and cops. Here the villain is tampering with products of Adler Foods, a giant company that he or she blames for a long-ago crime. The bodies of poisoned children and adults turn up everywhere as Boldt and his SPD/FBI task force, including series regular Daphne Matthews, a police psychologist, race to ID and trap the killer. Instead of forensic detail, Pearson this time highlights high-tech procedures: computer warfare against the killer's use of ATMs to collect a ransom; cutting-edge surveillance techniques. A tangled subplot about a possible culprit among the cops drags the suspense slightly but some extraordinarily tense cat-and-mousing between cops and killer more than makes up for it. This is a serial-killer novel that speaks to readers' hearts even as it jangles their nerves-and it's not to be missed. $150,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate selections; author tour. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Wealthy food industry mogul Owen Adler receives a series of FAXes demanding that he liquidate his business and commit suicide within a month. The alternative is that consumers of Adler Foods will begin to die. After the deadline passes and two children are hospitalized with a mysterious infection, Adler lets his girlfriend, Seattle forensic psychologist Daphne Matthews, contact detective Lou Boldt. Boldt's empathy for the rising number of victims compels him to put his life at risk as he coordinates an extended investigation while trying to prevent mass panic. Coincidences figure prominently in the plot, yet the genuine humanness of Boldt and Matthews and the breakneck speed of the action will please fans of Pearson (The Angel Maker, Delacorte, 1993). For most public libraries. [Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate selections.]-V. Louise Saylor, Eastern Washington Univ. Lib., Cheney

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455890217
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
Boldt and Matthews Series, #3
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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No Witnesses (Boldt and Matthews Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line with recurring characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pearson is a talented writer. I have only read one other title of his (standalone). I decided to try one of the books that follow Det. Boldt. I was impressed. He hooks you early and never lets you go. I have read 2 others recently of his and they just keep getting better and better. I like when a book keeps you thinking about getting a few more pages in or one that keeps you in suspense and for me Pearson does that - totally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Looking for an enjoyable, non-stop action, techno-thriller? If you are like me who didn't know where to start, try this one! I picked this book up at an airport terminal bookstore, never having read Pearson. I never expected to turn into a fan of crime fiction. But I am one now, and I am looking forward to reading other great stories from Pearson. Go for this book, and enjoy it cover to cover.