No Rest for the Dead

No Rest for the Dead

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Synopsis of No Rest for the Dead

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed.

Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime.

With the help of the dead woman’s friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for redemption … but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. “No Rest” “for the Dead “is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America’s very best authors could achieve.

From the Introduction of “No Rest for the Dead“:

“There is always that case, the one that keeps me awake at night, the one that got away. It’ll always be there, gnawing at the edges of my mind. It doesn’t matter that ten years have passed, it doesn’t matter that the case is officially closed. An innocent woman was executed, I was the one who helped make it happen, and on the sad night when the needle was inserted into her arm, injecting her with death, part of my life ended too.

It never felt right, never made sense. Sure, there was motive and opportunity, there was the physical evidence. But if you met her, if you knew her the way I got to know her . . . It wasn’t until later, after I’d taken a step back from the case, that I realized it had angles I hadn’t seen, layers I hadn’t uncovered, back when it mattered, back when I could have saved her….”

With contributions from:
  • David Baldacci (Introduction)
  • Jeff Abbott
  • Lori Armstrong
  • Sandra Brown
  • Thomas Cook
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Andrew F. Gulli
  • Peter James
  • J.A. Jance
  • Faye Kellerman
  • Raymond Khoury
  • John Lescroart
  • Jeff Lindsay
  • Gayle Lynds
  • Philip Margolin
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Michael Palmer
  • T. Jefferson Parker
  • Matthew Pearl
  • Kathy Reichs
  • Marcus Sakey
  • Jonathan Santlofer
  • Lisa Scottoline
  • R.L. Stine
  • Marcia Talley
Review of No Rest for the Dead – Various Authors

I expected more from the collaboration of so many famous writers.

The plot of No Rest for the Dead is good, but it’s pretty obvious from very early on what actually happened.

While I recognize that the task of coordinating so many authors is difficult, I think the book has quite a few ups and downs between the different chapters in terms of quality in writing and content (history development).

My grade: a C.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year 2011
ISBN 9781451607376

Language: Inglés
Format: eBook

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