This is the fourteenth novel in the Agent Prendergast series. To be honest, this was the first one that I read of the series, so I didn’t have the same familiarity with the characters as Pendergast fans.
The book begins with a dead body showing up on Pendergast’s doorstep, literally, followed by a chase led by the discovery of a turquoise stone in the deceased’s corpse. Pendergast is being targeted by a murderer who wants revenge, dredging up Pendergast’s morbid family history.
This book, all in all, was entertaining and a nice thriller; however, it didn’t make me want to read the prior ones in the series. I have read other, better thrillers in the past from different authors , and these other thrillers had captured my attention more so than this novel. I feel that my main mistake was to start reading a book in the middle of a series rather than starting from the beginning, but I feel that a truly well written and exciting thriller should have the stamina to stand alone.
Don’t recommend unless you are an avid Pendergast fan.