Every New York City neighbourhood has a story But what John Pellam uncovers in Hell s Kitchen has a darkness all its own The Hollywood location scout is hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents in a no budget documentary film But when a suspicious fire ravages an elderly woman s crumbling tenement, Pellam realises that someone might want the past to stay buried.As buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells his services to the highest bidder But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist s ultimate masterpiece a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportions With John Pellam at its blackened and searing centre....
|Title||:||Hell's Kitchen (John Pellam Series)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Hodder Stoughton 22 Januar 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||572 Pages|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Hell's Kitchen (John Pellam Series) Reviews
If you're looking for the novel with the biggest plot swing in history, get this book! I had convinced myself that I had the plot all worked out halfway through but Deaver quickly showed me I had no idea!An arsonist is at work in New York burning down buildings, in particular big landmarks with lots of people inside. One of the buildings he burns down is a protected tenement building but one of the tenants, Ettie Washington, is arrested and accused of helping the arsonist. She claims innocence and John Pellam, a filmmaker who had been interviewing Ettie constantly for his movie believes her. Not happy at the attitude of the New York Fire Marshal, Pellam starts investigating on his own with the help of Ettie's lawyer. It isn't long before both Pellam and the lawyer come to the attention of the wrong people - including the arsonist.A great story, lots of twists. I was gripped from start to finish. Vintage Deaver!!
Former location scout John Pellam tries to do a non-budget documentary film of New Yorks Hell's Kitchen and stumbles across a manic firestarter. The question is (and the reader will keep guessing until the end): who is behind the fires that scare a whole city? If you read a book by Jeffrey Deaver you can be sure to be entertained in an intelligent way. This book is quite a page-turner and keeps the reader biting his or her nails until the surprising end.
The novel itself was fine. Compared to the earlier John Pellam stories, this was more like the Jeffery Deaver books that got me hooked in the first place.What was truly disappointing was the Kindle version. It appears that somebody just took a printed copy of the novel, scanned it with OCR (optical character recognition) and hoped for the best. There are the obvious misinterpretations of scanned text ("die" when it should be "the") along with poor spacing all around. Section breaks are left out, so you're all of a sudden in a different time or place without a break in the flow to clue you in. Even new paragraphs are indented just the tiniest sliver, so it's often hard to follow a simple conversation without the visual cues. A quick read by a 10-year-old with a high-lighter could have corrected most of the flaws, but clearly the publisher was just looking to fill up digital pages at seven bucks a pop.P. S. "Bloody River Blues" is just as poorly formatted.
Some curious twists and turns; surprise ending.
Came as expected, no complaints; but have not rear it yet.
I liked the book, but what does have to do with "Berlin 1936"?
What I could not relate to initially is that it had nothing to do with Berlin! Which upset me after reading Christopher Isherwood's "The Berlin Stories", I had though, inadvertently, this would be on a similar llne. Apart from that I eventually got stuck into it and quite enjoyed the experience.