I really like this character! He has Southern charm and Northern guile. He draws me into the story by looking at things in the way Sherlock Holmes (the character) would. I love the book and insight it gives into the world of the past and future. Great Book!
This was my first Preston book, and it will be my last. I bought it because I am a big fan of the movie 'The Relic' which was based on one of his books, so I elected to buy one of his stories, but his prose is awful. I do not personally need ten adjectives to describe how the sky looks, which is typical of the first hour or so of this book (which is about I could stomach listening to). In that first hour or so, the plot went absolutely nowhere, and I struggled greatly to focus my attention on the plot, because it absolutely is not written well enough to do so on its own. Preston strikes me as an author that likes to fill pages with loads of details rather than develop subplots that contribute to the main plot. It may change later, if you can bear getting through the mind-numbing first hour. If you are a fan of Ludlum, Grisham, Clancy or any author who can develop characters, grab a reader's attention and weave a plot, this book is not for you. I want my credits back!
I rated this a 4 because it was not as good as the other books in the Pendergast series. The other characters that are usually in the series were not included. Good, but not exceptional. Less adventure. The story did not include as many twists and turns as the previous books in the series. I did not get bored but was not hanging on every word as I have done in the past.
The premise for this book was great - but he hero is just so perfect that I found myself skipping ahead and when it came right down to it, I just didn't finish it.
This is a very suspense filled book with a little of the occult. Very entertaining although somewhat predictable. I recommend it.
The combination of Preston and Child's writing combined with the amazing narration by Rene Auberjonois makes this series one of the best in my library. It is a rare and satisfying audiobook experience.
Total waste of time and money. Could not even get through the first volume. Went back and tried again but it was not at all interesting.
Agent Pendergast is put into an impossible position by his enemy. Lots of fun to see how this one works out. I have greatly enjoyed these books, but this is the best one to date.