Crooked River

Crooked River

Before he can return to New York from Miami, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is called to investigate something very strange that has happened on the west coast of Florida. Dozens of human feet, identically clad in blue have washed up on beaches. All exhibit unmistakeable signs of violence. Beyond that, nothing is known about the feet, except that they are fresh and haven't been in the water long.

Pendergast reluctantly makes his way to the barrier islands off South Florida to investigate a case he believes to be outside his area of expertise and his interest. Once there, he finds the case both disturbing and intriguing, and is drawn into the mystery almost against his will. A preliminary pathology report indicates the feet were chopped, torn, or even wrenched from their bodies in the crudest of ways. Over the next few days, still more continue to wash in, until the number tops one hundred.

Soon the case begins to take a most surprising and complex turn, and Pendergast finds it necessary to call in Special Agent Armstrong Coldmoon for a risky and very specific undercover assignment. And when, at last, the true origin of this awful gift from the sea becomes clear, the former partners are forced to confront an enemy, and a horror, more powerful and deadly than any they have faced before.

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    Crooked River Reviews

  • Ginger

    Super entertaining!!! And what an epic ending!Going with 4.5 stars on this one.Crooked River is the 19th book in the Pendergast series and just published this month.Yes, you read that right!There have...

  • Peter

    This is a fine and entertaining book, no doubt about it. Where do the mysterious cut off feet come from that are washed upon the shore? What about the haunted house Pendergast and Constance Green buy?...

  • Matthew

    Strange things are afoot in Florida again! You would say that the happenings in these Preston & Child books are too crazy for real life, but when I see articles like this one coming out of Florida jus...

  • Terry

    No disappointment at all for me in the continuation of the Pendergast series in book#19. 4.5/5.0 stars! I still love these characters, and the mystery here is just as.... well, mysterious as ever. I w...

  • Mark

    Following the death of long term narrator Rene Auberjonois, I had doubts that Jefferson Mays could fill his impressive shoes but I have to say that he has done a stirling job of this book and I am ass...

  • Tammy

    Pendergast is a more refined, mannerly Sherlock Holmes minus the ego. I know going in that its going to be an outlandish, entertaining ride. And, it was just what I needed to read. There was nothing d...

  • Bryan

    As far as being a faithful reader, I haven't missed a new Preston & Child novel since Relic; and I haven't missed a new Pendergast either.I'm unsure how to properly comment my feelings in reading this...

  • Emma

    This was fantastically entertaining. I really enjoyed the inclusion of Coldmoon in the last book and I was pleased to see him involved in this case too. I was so intrigued by the premise for this book...

  • Monnie

    Plots that border the implausible and characters who do the impossible make this series especially appealing to me. The star of the show, FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast, and his young, mysterio...

  • Kay

    Crooked River is a very enjoyable mystery with a tiny teaser for the next one!Pendergast is still in Florida from previous book, on vacation after his last case. His boss, ADC Pickett flew in with a m...