Who is this guy, and what has he done with John Grisham? Wasn't witty, interesting, thought prvoking, or suspenseful...I only finished it because I had paid for it. So there are good lawyers and sleezy lawyers. Nuff said!
Vacationing in the Kansas corn belt, FBI Inspector Pendergast enlists the aid of a young Goth to show him the local sites. Oh, yes, and to, by the way, solve a string of ghastly murderers. Good read, even though I did figure out the mystery. (I don't usually) No one can unravel a "twisted" mystery quite so spectacularly as Preston & Child. And this one is truly twisted.
These authors have a wonderful way of tossing many stories into the air and managing to keep them all aloft. They do the same with their creatively crafted characters. We have the reappearance of some old friends in this one, along with some new and properly dastardly foes. Preston and Child have conjured up a great mystery that takes us into the darkest depths of ancient evils as we follow our heroes on their international pursuit of truth and justice.
Typical Pendergast, if you follow. New twists and turns. Historically intriguing. Our hero gets personally involved in this one. Nice to know our steely nerved stoic has a soft underbelly. For those of you who have not read any of this series before, there WILL be blood. It's not for the squeamish, but not overdone, and it is a good mystery.
The second book in the Pendergast series is every bit as chilling as the first! Be sure you have read "Relic" first, since several of the characters from that book are involved, and the mystery continues.
Although the characters are the same, they have changed a bit due to their previous experiences in the museum.
Along with weaving a wonderful mystery, the authors take us below street level and "shine a light" on a real life phenomenon evolving there.
This is a wonderful mystery, and a thought provoking story, portrayed through very realistic and sometimes endearing characters.
All in all a good read (listen). Facinating Egyptology stuff woven into the plot. I found that I held my breath a lot! Won't spoil it by telling you why.
I'm in it for the thrill, and easy to please. I love this book. They build it up till you can't stand it anymore, and then change the channel. This book definately kept me awake on the early morning commute to work, and I was very happy to have a well lit parking lot to walk through on my way home.
Listening to Patrick Stewart reading this clasic Christmas tale in his marvelous brogue is the ONLY way to listen to it. It has become a Christmas tradition for me.
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