Under Currents (Boldt and Matthews Series #1)

Under Currents (Boldt and Matthews Series #1)

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by Ridley Pearson
     
 

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Seattle is a city paralyzed by fear. A serial killer is loose on its streets. And as each new victim surfaces-chest slashed, eyes taped open-the tide of panic rises.

Driven by guilt and frustration, too exhausted to consider stopping, Detective Lou Boldt thinks he's finally gotten the break he needs to end the Cross Killer's twisted spree. But each new clue

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Seattle is a city paralyzed by fear. A serial killer is loose on its streets. And as each new victim surfaces-chest slashed, eyes taped open-the tide of panic rises.

Driven by guilt and frustration, too exhausted to consider stopping, Detective Lou Boldt thinks he's finally gotten the break he needs to end the Cross Killer's twisted spree. But each new clue contradicts another. And each new corpse mocks Boldt's efforts.

To fathom the silent tale told by the latest corpse washed up in Puget Sound, Boldt has to go beyond every state-of-the-art method at his disposal. But as he gets closer to the truth, he travels deeper into the tortured mind of a relentless killer...into the depths of his own fear...and into a whirlpool of madness more frightening than his worst nightmares.

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"One hell of a writer. He grabs, he twists, he tightens the screws...a superb read!" —Clive Cussler

"Outstanding police procedural...An attention to forensic and procedural detail unmatched outside of Ed McBain's best...A read-through-the-night story that's a savory treat." —Kirkus Reviews

"Pearson has done well at putting together the grueling steps in an investigation...His characters are believable, and it's an enjoyable entertainment." —Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312929589
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Boldt and Matthews Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 4.24(h) x 0.93(d)

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Roderick Thorp
Intense, a grabber...Pearson's knowledge of police procedure is amazing...exciting...authentic.
Tony Hillerman
A real winner!

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Under Currents (Boldt and Matthews Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JCD2 More than 1 year ago
A well-written and entertaining story that just went on and on with too many anti-climactic moments.  I've read Ridley Pearson's Lou Boldt books but not in order.  If I had read this one first, I might not have grabbed a second won.   
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in junior high, and now, 15 years later, I re-read it and it is just as exciting! Maybe I have an affinity for his books because they are set in my hometown of Seattle, but they are also very well written and you don't know the outcome until the last paragraph!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of Ridley Pearson's that I've read and it was very enjoyable. I will definitely read more of his.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best mystery novels I have ever read, and the only one I've read 3 times.