The Providence Rider (SIGNED BOOK) by Robert McCammon
First Printing, First Edition Hardcover
Stated First Edition
Hand Signed by Robert McCammon
The Providence Rider is the fourth installment in the extraordinary
series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional
problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew
still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer
Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his
Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new
and unexpected problem. Someone is trying--and trying very hard--to get
his attention. That someone is a shadowy figure from out of Matthew's
past: the elusive Dr. Fell. The doctor, it turns out, has a problem of
his own, one that requires the exclusive services of Matthew Corbett.
The ensuing narrative moves swiftly and gracefully from the emerging metropolis of New York City to Pendulum Island in the remote Bermudas. In the course of his journey, Matthew encounters a truly Dickensian assortment of memorable, often grotesque, antagonists. These include Sirki, the giant, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, an expert in exotic potions with a substance abuse problem of his own, the beautiful but murderous Aria Chillany, and, of course, the master manipulator and 'Emperor of Crime' on two continents, Dr. Fell himself. The result is both an exquisitely constructed novel of suspense and a meticulous recreation of a bygone era. Filled with danger, narrative surprises, and an almost tangible sense of place, The Providence Rider is historical fiction at its finest and most developed. It is the novel that McCammon's many devoted readers have been waiting for. They will not be disappointed.