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Book review: 'White Fire' by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

In “White Fire,” the latest in detective Pendergast's tales, he leaves family drama behind. Thankfully.
by Amy Raymond Published: November 17, 2013
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“White Fire,” Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing, 384 pages, in stores)

A.X. Pendergast isn't the only offbeat detective in the latest thriller by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. With a deft hand, the pair create a new mystery for Sherlock Holmes. Corrie Swanson, from “Still Life with Crows” draws Pendergast away from lamenting recent family drama in Europe to Roaring Fork, Colo. Corrie is researching historic bear maulings, only to find herself solving 150-year-old murders. The clues to solving the mystery lie in Holmes' tales and real-life events involving Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. “White Fire” is a pleasant departure from tales centering on Pendergast's messed-up clan. Readers who enjoyed earlier novels — but may have walked away around “Dance of Death” — should give the series another chance.

by Amy Raymond
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Amy Raymond is the Senior News Editor and works in the Presentation Desk, which handles copy editing, headline writing and design for all Oklahoman sections, except Sports, as well as Web duties. She has worked at The Oklahoman since graduating...
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