The Pied Piper (Boldt and Matthews Series #5)

The Pied Piper (Boldt and Matthews Series #5)

by Ridley Pearson
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The Pied Piper (Boldt and Matthews Series #5) by Ridley Pearson

A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle television news anchor Stevie McNeal and reporter friend Melissa on the trail of a scare involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes with the Seattle Police Department's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia. When Melissa disappears, perhaps at the hands of the Chinese Triad, McNeal turns from foe to ally and teams up with the detectives on an investigation that takes them from Seattle's docklands to the offices of the INS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568958347
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Boldt and Matthews Series , #5
Pages: 611
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York


Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Pied Piper 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put this down at night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line with recurring characters
marypelletier More than 1 year ago
Good book with great intersecting plots all dealt with and resolved
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. A stunning read but then again its Ridley Pearson. He owns this genre I believe. I have read all his books and I like a few other authors but no one tells a story like Pearson. This one is top notch. It grabs you and just when you think you know what will happen next the opposite will happen. I found myself biting my nails while reading this. If you are looking for someone who really knows how to write a book look no further than Pearson and any thing in the Boldt series is worth it with this one or Undercurrents leading the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by this author and have already given it to two of my co-workers to read. Since reading this book I have bought all the rest and have only three left to read. The Pied Piper makes you wish there were more pages to it. The whole book is well written and Mr. Pearson keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering how something like this could happen in everyday life. I would suggest this book to anyone that likes good vs. bad, and anyone that appreciates a good read
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson Published by Hyperion, New York This is the first book I've read by Ridley Pearson but it definitely won't be the last. The book is filled with believable characters with interesting lives outside of their work and relationships that makes the skin tingle with tension. The plot is skillfully crafted and moves quickly from the kidnaping of young children to the internecine competition between the FBI and the Seattle Police Department. Someone within the two groups is giving the kidnapers inside information and when Lou Boldt's child is kidnaped and he is told to slow down the investigation or he won't see his child again, the tension rises to unimaginable heights. For those who are parents and perhaps even those who arnt, the thought of losing a child to kidnapers brings a dimension and intensity to the plot that is at times unbearable. This is a well written and carefully crafted book filled with excitement and enough twists and turns of plot to hold anyone. I can't wait for the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book, with well thought out charachters full of depth and passion. There is nothing wooden about them. The story keeps you guessing right up to the end. Good weekend read.