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15th Nov '17 2:39:39 PM xcountryguy
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Twelve years after her death, Agent Pendergast learns a horrible fact about his wife - she was murdered. His grief over her loss renewed, he begins an exhaustive search to bring her killers to justice and learn just why she had to die.

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Twelve years after her death, Agent Pendergast learns a horrible fact about his wife - wife: she was murdered. His grief over her loss renewed, he begins an exhaustive search to bring her killers to justice and learn just why she had to die.



* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: Pendergast lists off all the wrongs the posse did or attempted to do to him and Hayward as he destroys their boats and bar.]]

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* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: Pendergast [[spoiler:Pendergast lists off all the wrongs the posse did or attempted to do to him and Hayward as he destroys their boats and bar.]]



* BoomHeadshot: "Yes, he is most certainly dead."
* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: Pendergast arranges a hunting trip with Judson at the end of the book, but doesn't know that he's been the one trying to kill him throughout the entire novel.]]

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* %%* BoomHeadshot: "Yes, he is most certainly dead."
* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: Pendergast [[spoiler:Pendergast arranges a hunting trip with Judson at the end of the book, but doesn't know that he's been the one trying to kill him throughout the entire novel.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: Inverted. [[spoiler: Pendergast destroys Tiny's Bar in retaliation for him and his gang trying to rape Laura and kill the both of them.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Inverted. [[spoiler: Pendergast [[spoiler:Pendergast destroys Tiny's Bar in retaliation for him and his gang trying to rape Laura and kill the both of them.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Charles Slade and June Brodie. Although the the former isn't faking death anymore by the end of the book]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Slade's affliction with the avian flu. Hence why Pendergast doesn't see the need to kill him himself and gets Slade to do the deed instead.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Why Esterhazy kills Blackletter, Blast, Ventura, and nearly Pendergast.]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Charles [[spoiler:Charles Slade and June Brodie. Although the the former isn't faking death anymore by the end of the book]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Slade's [[spoiler:Slade's affliction with the avian flu. Hence why Pendergast doesn't see the need to kill him himself and gets Slade to do the deed instead.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Why [[spoiler:Why Esterhazy kills Blackletter, Blast, Ventura, and nearly Pendergast.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Maurice]]
** Although this is later subverted in ''Literature/ColdVengeance''. He was never aware of [[spoiler: Esterhazy's]] real intentions.

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* %%* TheMole: [[spoiler: Maurice]]
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[[spoiler:Maurice]]
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Although this is later subverted in ''Literature/ColdVengeance''. He was never aware of [[spoiler: Esterhazy's]] [[spoiler:Esterhazy's]] real intentions.



** Seems to be the case for Esterhazy. [[spoiler: Subverted when he attempts to kill Pendergast and winds up shooting D'Agosta and it turns out he's carrying out a much darker agenda.]]

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** Seems to be the case for Esterhazy. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted when he attempts to kill Pendergast and winds up shooting D'Agosta and it turns out he's carrying out a much darker agenda.]]



* ViralTransformation: In mental capacity.
* WhatTheHellHero: Hayward lays into Pendergast in when [[spoiler: D'Agosta gets shot.]] She even slugs him.
* XanatosGambit: The result of Pendergast's confrontation with [[spoiler: Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck living with the affliction that's eaten away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death would be a blessing for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]

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* %%* ViralTransformation: In mental capacity.
* WhatTheHellHero: Hayward lays into Pendergast in when [[spoiler: D'Agosta [[spoiler:D'Agosta gets shot.]] She even slugs him.
* XanatosGambit: The result of Pendergast's confrontation with [[spoiler: Slade.[[spoiler:Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck living with the affliction that's eaten away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death would be a blessing for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]
3rd Dec '16 11:24:12 AM Xtifr
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-->(For the Creator/GeorgeRRMartin novel, see ''Literature/FevreDream''.)
2nd Jun '15 1:00:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Charles Slade and June Brodie. Although the the former isn't faking death anymore by the end of the book]]

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* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]: FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Charles Slade and June Brodie. Although the the former isn't faking death anymore by the end of the book]]
23rd Feb '14 10:03:15 PM ChrisCmoney
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** Although this is later subverted in ''Literature/ColdVengeance''. He was never aware of [[spoiler: Esterhazy's]] real intentions.
29th Jul '13 10:05:25 PM MisterCPC
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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Pendergast deals with Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck living with the affliction that's eaten away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death would be a blessing for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]

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* XanatosGambit: The result of Pendergast's confrontation with [[spoiler: How Pendergast deals with Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck living with the affliction that's eaten away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death would be a blessing for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]
29th Jul '13 10:03:52 PM MisterCPC
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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Pendergast deals with Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck with the madness that's eating away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Pendergast deals with Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck living with the madness affliction that's eating eaten away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death would be a blessing for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]
27th Jul '13 4:25:24 PM MisterCPC
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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Pendergast deals with Slade. If he doesn't kill himself, [[CruelMercy then he's stuck with the madness that's eating away at his mind]] [[FateWorseThanDeath so much that death for him]]. If Slade kills himself, then Pendergast accomplishes the goal that he set out for in the first place - namely, the end of the man who ordered his wife's death.]]
26th Jul '13 3:23:09 PM MisterCPC
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* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: Pendergast lists off all the wrongs the posse did or attempted to do to him and Hayward as he destroys their boats and bar.]]



* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: Pendergast arranges a hunting trip with Judson at the end of the book, but doesn't know that he's been the one trying to kill him throughout the entire novel.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: Inverted. [[spoiler: Pendergast destroys Tiny's Bar in retaliation for him and his gang trying to rape Laura and kill the both of them.]]



* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Charles Slade and June Brodie. Although the the former isn't faking death anymore by the end of the book]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Slade's affliction with the avian flu. Hence why Pendergast doesn't see the need to kill him himself and gets Slade to do the deed instead.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Why Esterhazy kills Blackletter, Blast, Ventura, and nearly Pendergast.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Maurice]]



** Seems to be the case for Esterhazy. [[spoiler: Subverted when he attempts to kill Pendergast and winds up shooting D'Agosta and it turns out he's carrying out a much darker agenda.]]



* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Helen is alive.]]
20th Oct '12 2:01:43 PM Enlong
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* PosthumousCharacter: Helen. [[[[{{Literature/ColdVengeance}} However...]]]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Helen. [[[[{{Literature/ColdVengeance}} However...[[spoiler:[[{{Literature/ColdVengeance}} Or so it seems...]]]]
20th Oct '12 2:01:14 PM Enlong
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* PosthumousCharacter: Helen.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Helen. [[[[{{Literature/ColdVengeance}} However...]]]]
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