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The Pied Piper [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Pied Piper By Ridley Pearson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Detective Lou Boldt is on the hunt for a kidnapper and it s just got personal Detective Lou Boldt is on the hunt for a kidnapper and it s just got personal.


10 thoughts on “The Pied Piper

  1. Nick Davies Nick Davies says:

    I bought this book a couple of years ago having sought recommendations from a couple of fellow readers on Shelfari, having asked about American crime authors I might like to try.I had slightly mixed feelings about it overall On the plus side, it was a good meaty story, plenty of action, and once I had adjusted to the unfamiliarity of the experience US cop thrillers of this ilk are a different kettle of fish from the British, Irish and Nordic crime I read a lotof made for a pretty abso I bought this book a couple of years ago having sought recommendations from a couple of fellow readers on Shelfari, having asked about American crime authors I might like to try.I had slightly mixed feelings about it overall On the plus side, it was a good meaty story, plenty of action, and once I had adjusted to the unfamiliarity of the experience US cop thrillers of this ilk are a different kettle of fish from the British, Irish and Nordic crime I read a lotof made for a pretty absorbing read The plot concerns the abduction of children in Seattle, and the complicated internal politics which hinder the investigation of the crime.It just felt a bit alien in places, a bit unnatural, as if me being unaccustomed to the setting and the sub genre it all came across strange The dialogue seemed very hard boiled and wise cracky, and I found this hard to get used to I know black humour etc goes on in all jobs, this just felt a bit too sharp and snarky as if in a prime time drama I also found it odd that everyone seemed to mistrust everyone else as opposed to co operating esp with regards local vrs federal agents Perhaps there isn t the same kind of level of suspicion of authorities in the UK, but here is just seemed ridiculous how few people, whether they were a goodie or baddie , could be taken as being trustworthy genuine.It was a big complex novel, thankfully many of the twists weren t eye rollingly unbelievable many were achieved through hard work and insight but the plot was a bit lacking in credibility at times I also found the female characters to be refreshingly normal in that they mainly behaved like the male characters there wasn t all the constantly thinking about relationships trope that sometimes is true of female characters in this kind of book The descriptiveness was sometimes a bit cheesy, but sometimes hit the mark and created an atmosphere So yes, all in all, a good solid US police thriller, and though I m glad to have tried Ridley Pearson I won t be rushing to read all his others


  2. Albert Riehle Albert Riehle says:

    In this genre, for me, there is John Sandford and there is everybody else Ridley Pearson s Lou Boldt Daphne Matthews series is really the only one that truly stands along side the Prey books I ve recently given the series a re read and if you have the chance, I highly recommend them Pearson creates a very human, very likable cop in his main character Lou Boldt He s not the badass hero who always saves the day He s the tireless worker who plugs away at a case until it submits to him The int In this genre, for me, there is John Sandford and there is everybody else Ridley Pearson s Lou Boldt Daphne Matthews series is really the only one that truly stands along side the Prey books I ve recently given the series a re read and if you have the chance, I highly recommend them Pearson creates a very human, very likable cop in his main character Lou Boldt He s not the badass hero who always saves the day He s the tireless worker who plugs away at a case until it submits to him The interplay between him and Daphne Matthews is flawless Add in some other great characters like LaMoia, Bobbie Gaynes and Showswitz and you ve always got some fun in store The best part of these books is the combination of the case in conjunction with the humanity of the characters They are real, flawed and doing their best in a world and setting where that s not always enough I highly recommend starting at the beginning of this series and reading it though The series starts in the days when a fax machine was a big deal and cell phones were unheard of and advances along with the times Once you put that aside, it s great reading though Check them out


  3. Michael Michael says:

    I love a good mystery but I ll admit it the murder mystery can wear a bit thin at times Thankfully, I stumbled across Ridley Pearson s The Pied Piper, which is a solidly crafted mystery that doesn t necessarily rely upon murder as the inciting action Instead, the plot follows a team of Seattle detectives who are trying to stop ta serial kidnapper With short chapters, Pearson not only lets us into the lives of his detective team but also into the lives of the victims families It makes for a I love a good mystery but I ll admit it the murder mystery can wear a bit thin at times Thankfully, I stumbled across Ridley Pearson s The Pied Piper, which is a solidly crafted mystery that doesn t necessarily rely upon murder as the inciting action Instead, the plot follows a team of Seattle detectives who are trying to stop ta serial kidnapper With short chapters, Pearson not only lets us into the lives of his detective team but also into the lives of the victims families It makes for a bit of a slow burn early in the novel but it pays dividends once you reach the mid point of the novel and frustrations begin to boil over.If there s a drawback to this novel, it would be that it s the fifth book of a series and I haven t read the four leading up to it This means that certain storylines don t quite hold as much weight with me early in the story as they might had I read a few of the initial installments But this one was strong enough that I will seek out other installments of the series and give them a try


  4. Chuck Chuck says:

    A serial kidnapper story which re introduces us to Lou Boldt, a Seattle police detective A fairly slow, convoluted yarn.


  5. Marsha Marsha says:

    Good mystery, but there was too much explicit, random sex that did nothing to move the story along.


  6. Kristin Kristin says:

    I read one of the earlier books in Pearson s Boldt Matthews series, The Angel Maker, earlier this year, and had higher hopes for this book than it delivered Coincidentally, I started another book, Rick Mofina s The Panic Zone around the same time, which dealt with a similar premise as The Pied Piper , and found that bookintriguing and easier to get into In this book, Pearson s Lou Boldt gets involved in the Seattle investigation of the serial kidnapper known as The Pied Piper, nicknam I read one of the earlier books in Pearson s Boldt Matthews series, The Angel Maker, earlier this year, and had higher hopes for this book than it delivered Coincidentally, I started another book, Rick Mofina s The Panic Zone around the same time, which dealt with a similar premise as The Pied Piper , and found that bookintriguing and easier to get into In this book, Pearson s Lou Boldt gets involved in the Seattle investigation of the serial kidnapper known as The Pied Piper, nicknamed such because of the penny whistles found in the cribs of the missing babies Having already struck up and down the West Coast, The Pied Piper has drawn the attention of the FBI too, and much of the book deals with the competition between the local police and the Feds to be the agency that captures the kidnapper beforechildren are stolen However, with the latest kidnapping in Seattle, The Pied Piper sends a message to Boldt that if, and only if, he derails the investigation into the kidnappings, the child will be returned safely to her parents Having a personal connection to the child, Boldt is tempted, but also realizes that the other families whose children were abducted will have no hope of getting their children back if The Pied Piper is not caught So Boldt becomes an independent investigator, knowing he may be the only one who can get ALL the children home safely, provided the FBI and Seattle Police Department don t solve the case first.There was nothing outwardly wrong with the book, it just took a while for the action to get going and followed a predictable plot Other than continuing the stories of the main and supporting characters in the series, I don t know that the book will be otherwise memorable in the long run Admittedly, I haven t read the books in between The Angel Maker and this one, so perhaps I would have enjoyed itwith greater knowledge of the backstories and events that happened thus far Plus, reading The Panic Zone at the same time left me sometimes longing for the drama of that one, which also deals with child abductions but for a different purpose than The Pied Piper has


  7. David David says:

    This is another outstanding police procedural featuring Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews One of the major pitfalls Pearson keeps falling into in these novels is the need to have a personal connection to one of the team in every story This is a minor flaw, but keeps getting into the way of Pearson s great storytelling and police procedures This time, they are chasing a serial kidnapper and someone seems to be sabotaging the investigation Conflict with the FBI on the joint task force, etc cont This is another outstanding police procedural featuring Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews One of the major pitfalls Pearson keeps falling into in these novels is the need to have a personal connection to one of the team in every story This is a minor flaw, but keeps getting into the way of Pearson s great storytelling and police procedures This time, they are chasing a serial kidnapper and someone seems to be sabotaging the investigation Conflict with the FBI on the joint task force, etc continues to hinder their progress And as usual, Boldt bucks the system he sets a trap for the kidnappers and attempts to fool the FBI and some of his own people This is part of the flaw in this one Pearson gives Boldt valid reasons to do so, but it just seems absurd that an officer as high in rank as he would truly do so Still, Pearson keeps the reader guessing up to the final page This is a fine series but I do get tired of these crimes hitting so closely to the police department and Boldt Yet the actual investigation procedures seem credible and the clues are planted properly along the way The author manages to create quality characters, and all of them seem filled with the extra weight of self doubt and confusion I ll keep on reading this series it really is pretty good. this one isn t the best just something I like.


  8. Ginny Ginny says:

    Pearson delivers quite a few red herrings as the reader tries to determine who is doing what within an investigation into a serial kidnapper known as the Pied Piper The usual interdepartmental rivalry is enhanced with the FBI involved Everyone wants credit and the clues and evidence seem not to be shared Is it grandstanding or something else Then it gets very personal for Lou Boldt Lots of twists and turns, really held my interest.


  9. Linda Linda says:

    This was a very sloooooooow starter I read well over 150 pages before I engaged Too many characters introduced in detail that didn t play a major role in the book and lingo required a thorough knowledge of police rhetoric to follow many conversations The latter part of the book really picked up steam but then the ending, while exciting at first, was rather ho hum in the final moments for me Overall I enjoyed.


  10. Josef Komensky Josef Komensky says:

    Very nice well thought trough story from the page 150 I did not want to let go I could not let go I loved the characters Bolt, La Moniea, Powells with all their flaws However the story in this book concentrate itself muchon the microscopic police investigative work, than on the action I will definitely read someof Ridley Pearsons books.


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