Once again Preston and Child do a good job developing their characters and drawing you in. Early on you think you know what's going on and then they twist it again... and again. Rene Auberjonois has become one of my favorite narrators on Audible.
The story was supposed to be exotic and it indeed was. Perhaps too much. Pendergast is far from being a real person, too rich, so he doesn't have to work, too unbalanced, hard to believe he was an FBI agent. His beloved wife, which he knew very little about, but he is so obsessed with her death, so he MUST do everything to investigate it (well, after 15 years). And his friend D'Agosta, who can take days off to help him.
Then painting come to the scene, well, unbelievable complicated plot.
I usually really enjoy books by Child/Preston, but this is the most boring book I've listened to in a long time, maybe ever. Can't say that I recommend it at all.
I eagerly look forward to future collaborations between Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston. I have read every book they have written together and have enjoyed each and every one of them immensly. Their continuing story lines and the exploits of Agent Pendergast are something to look forward to. This is no exception. The story line is detailed and draws you into the private lives of Agent Pendergast and Detective Degusta while they conduct their investigation surrounding a series of murders. I could hardly wait to get off work so I could get back to my IPOD... Well worth the time !
I've read most books by Preston and Child and have enjoyed them all, but this one was difficult to complete. The pace was slow and I just couldn't get into it.
This is my favorite Agent Pendergast book yet! Great suspense, subtle humor, and more background on the brilliant, enigmatic FBI special agent. I will listen to this one again!
Loved it! Together, these authors are always great. I've read all of the co-authored novels and am never disappointed. I can't wait to read their next book!