This story was so well detailed and read I found myself dreaming about the characters. The author's took great care in unfolding the plot and developing the characters. I recommend it whole heartedly.
I enjoyed this book as a take-me-away thriller. It was suspenseful and fun, keeping you rolling with cliffhangers. you could close your eyes and imagine the movie version. Not always believable, but a great escape.
I had been anxiously awaiting this continuation from the last novel, "Dance of Death", and it certainly hasn't been a disappointmen! Without revealing the ending, I can happily report that the circle left open at the end of the previous novel has now been closed, but hopefully there will be another Pendergast novel at not too distant a date.
I just finished this audio and it was awesome! The ending was incredible; the entire book was very entertaining it kept you going right down to the end.
this is the third book in a trilogy, a fact that isn't explained until the very end. I'm sure it would have been more enjoyable if I had heard/read the first two. With all the background missing, the story seemed erratic and incomplete.
In this continuing saga of Special Agent Pendergast and a cast of characters built up over the past few books, Preston and Child have again weaved a complicated but very intriguing plot, which keeps one interested at all points. The book can be read alone, without the benefit of the prior books with their building of characters, but the history of the prior books increases it's intrigue. One can read them out of order, as I have, and still get the full benefit of the plot and the history laced within the lines. The story is spellbinding and keeps one wanting to continue to the next chapter, even when the hour is late. The conclusion is suprising and leaves one guessing until the last minute. I highly recommend this book
This one is okay; typical of the Pendergast continuing storyline fare of the last couple of books in the series.
The authors are becoming increasingly fond of unnecessary references to obscure knowledge. It's as if they got lifetime subscriptions to Food & Wine, Popular Mechanics, and Guns & Ammo and are desperate to show how well-read they are.
In addition to the constant unnecessary details about food, gun specs, etc, the tech has a Scooby-Doo feel.
"Jinkies! Old man Diogenes put holographic projectors here, and here, and hid the laser beams over there! "
If they'd just tone it down a bit... or if the narrator would stop speaking any word in a foreign language -- of which there are, for no apparent reason, many -- with campy flourish, this book might have avoided triggering my eye-rolling reflex long enough for me to enjoy it more.
This was a great book started and put off everything so I could finish it in one day. I loved the outlay just when I thought it was to end just to start up again. This is my first book by Preston & Child. I look forward to other titles by them it always great to find a new author. I almost gave this a five but not quite.
I definitely recommend this book on tape. A few of the scenes are a little too drawn out and a crucial part of the ending is not very credible, but in the main it is a "page turner." The reader was terrific.
When this book gets going, it really gets going. I kept thinking I'd gotten to the end only to find the plot building to another climax.