Hell's Kitchen - John Pellam, Bk 3 Author:Jeffery Deaver Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell's Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents such as Ettie Washington in a no-budget documentary film. But when a suspicious... more » fire ravages the elderly woman's crumbling tenement, Pellam realizes that someone might want the past to stay buried.
As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist's ultimate masterpiece, a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportion, with Hell's Kitchen -- and John Pellam -- at its blackened and searing epicenter.« less
I got the impression that this was a first book. There were a few continuity errors, and he got some names mixed up more than once. It was a readable story, but not one that enthralled me. I am going to give this author a couple of more tries, and if I don't enjoy his other works more, I probably wont' read any more of him
A film maker decides to make a documentary about Hell's Kitchens residents. He is on his way to continue interviewing Ettie Washington when a fire destroys her tenement. Ettie is arrested for having the fire set but Pellam doesn't believe she is guilty and sets out to find proof. Very good book