The windfall Rider is the fourth installment within the notable sequence of old thrillers that includes Matthew Corbett, expert challenge solver. The narrative starts off within the wintry weather of 1703, with Matthew nonetheless haunted through his deadly come upon with infamous mass assassin Tyranthus Slaughter. whilst an unexplained sequence of explosions rocks his new york local, Matthew unearths himself pressured to confront a brand new and unforeseen challenge. a person is trying--and attempting very hard--to get his cognizance. that somebody is a shadowy determine from out of Matthew's prior: the elusive Dr. Fell. The health care provider, it seems, has an issue of his personal, one who calls for the particular providers of Matthew Corbett.
The resulting narrative strikes rapidly and gracefully from the rising city of recent York urban to Pendulum Island within the distant Bermudas. during his trip, Matthew encounters a really Dickensian collection of memorable, frequently gruesome, antagonists. those comprise Sirki, the enormous, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, a professional in unique potions with a substance abuse challenge of his personal, the gorgeous yet murderous Aria Chillany, and, in fact, the grasp manipulator and 'Emperor of Crime' on continents, Dr. Fell himself. the result's either an exquisitely built novel of suspense and a meticulous activity of a bygone period. full of possibility, narrative surprises, and a virtually tangible experience of position, The windfall Rider is ancient fiction at its best and so much constructed. it's the novel that McCammon's many dedicated readers were expecting. they won't be upset.