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The Providence Rider Trade Edition 2nd Printing (preorder)

by Robert McCammon

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The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone 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 Professor Fell. The professor, it turns out, has a problem of his own, one that requires the exclusive services of Matthew Corbett.

 

(Preorder—to be published in April)

 Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong.

The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone 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 Professor Fell. The professor, 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, Professor Fell himself. The result is both an exquisitely constructed novel of suspense and a meticulous recreation of a bygone era.

From Publishers Weekly:

"Problem-solver Matthew Corbett's past comes back to haunt him in McCammon's intriguing fourth historical thriller (after 2010's Mister Slaughter). Shanghaied in 1704 from Manhattan to Pendulum Island, the Bermuda home of his nemesis, criminal mastermind Professor Fell, Matthew is tasked with finding out who among Fell's criminal confederates is leaking to England Fell's plans to sell a devastating new type of weapon to the nation's European enemies. Once again, McCammon provides a colorful and well-researched depiction of colonial America, enlived by a rogues' gallery of well-drawn characters. Hair's-breadth escapes and the teasing promise that characters who appear to have been disposed of might resurface in future adventures make this a rollicking good yarn."

From Joe R. Lansdale:
"Wow, McCammon is back with a vengeance, and he's riding high with The Providence Rider. Historical, strange, creepy, and engaging as all of McCammon's work is. I highly recommend it."

From Famous Monsters of Filmland:
"The Providence Rider is an absolutely brilliant historical thriller that will keep you turning the pages at a feverish pace as Mr. McCammon takes you along on a grand adventure full of action, intrigue, violence, love and friendship... [The Providence Rider] contains the best of what I liked about the first three books, while adding substance and depth to Matthew, and introducing us to some new and interesting characters that I will be looking forward to getting to know better in future tales."

From Horror Drive-In:
"In The Providence Rider, Corbett is launched quite literally into his most exotic adventure yet. Already targeted by the nefarious 'Emperor of Crime', Professor Fell, Corbett is taken against his wishes to an island where the Doctor reigns supreme. Though Fell has previously marked Corbett for death, he now needs the young problem solver to help him with some of his own troubles... What makes this series work so, other than McCammon's flawless depiction of the past and the exquisite language he conjures up with it, is the basic decency of Matthew Corbett. The young detective is intelligent, tenacious, honorable, and simply a good human being. Yet no man can face the evils Corbett faces in these books and remain wholly innocent."

From Horror World:
"One of the best books of the year--of any genre--and hopefully, Providence Rider will be embraced by the masses for the masterpiece thriller it truly is."

 

Additional Information

Free Shipping for Select Preorders Yes
Authors McCammon, Robert
Artists Chong, Vincent
Binding Hardcover
Type Novel
Edition Trade
ISBN 978-1-59606-927-5
Year 2019
Month April
Print Status Pre-Order
Shippable Yes
Shipping Class Preorder
Series Matthew Corbett
Series Number 4
eBook? Yes
Length 416 pages

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