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Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast.

When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

Prolong the suspense: listen to the first book, Relic.

©2008 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

The netherworld of New York City...proves as shuddery a setting for the authors' latest scientific monster mash as the American Museum of Natural History did for their bestselling Relic, to which this is the sequel. (Publishers Weekly)
"This should do for the New York subway system what Jaws did for Long Island beaches." (Booklist)
"Dick Hill's reading of this fascinating sequel to Relic builds the suspense and horror." (AudioFile)

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    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 03-01-15
    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2008

    Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.

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    "What a tangled web we weave............."

    This book had a slow start, but eventually picked up and held my interest. The story is a bit far-fetched, but nonetheless, a mystery that I enjoyed trying to solve. Pendergast makes his appearance a bit late into the book and that is probably why it took a bit for me to get interested in the storyline. His character always seems to have that effect. Margo is portrayed as a strong female character (healing from her tragedy from the Relic, the first Pendergast book) within this book and I appreciated that. The story is a bit gory, but I like that, though some people may not. I had read The Relic a long time ago as well as a few other Pendergast novels and my goal is to finish them all in order this time. This is the 2nd in the series and I enjoyed the listen and will continue diving into the Pendergast adventures. Dick Hill always does a fine job of narrating.

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    Regina 02-28-15
    Regina 02-28-15
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    "Good story; annoying narration"

    The narration would have been fine except they kept putting special effects in the story. I find those to be very annoying.

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    Sam Evans, WA, United States 02-10-15
    Sam Evans, WA, United States 02-10-15 Member Since 2010

    Self-employed autodidact. Recipient of an unconventional education. Be a "Generalist" and never have a dull moment!

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    "Bio-thriller Noir"

    The story builds seamlessly on Relic, with catastrophe new to the panoply of New York City disaster scenarios more frequently explored by authors and filmmakers. Good development of booth characters and pseudo-science alike. A magnificent use of the atmosphere provided my some of Manhattan's more unique habitats... And the story has heart: you end up caring what happens to the main protagonists. The narration is flawless. What's not to like?

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    Donna Scofield Alabama 02-09-15
    Donna Scofield Alabama 02-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Reliquary/relic"

    Storyline is good but too much like relic should have been a continuation. Sound effects are good.
    I love the Pendergast series

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    A Gamer 01-28-15
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    "Good story"

    The story is good but too long. There are too many desperate situations for one book. In places it seems to force the storyline into synch with Relic. The characters are memorable, and the descriptions, logic and follow up all well thought out and depicted.

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    Ken Smith 01-28-15
    Ken Smith 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good In Spite of Poor Narration"

    Even though the narrator was way out of his league with very little differentiation in the voices of many of the characters, I was nonetheless thoroughly engrossed in the story from beginning to end.

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    Midwest Lady Indiana 01-22-15
    Midwest Lady Indiana 01-22-15 Member Since 2016

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "Even better than Relic. Don't miss this sequel."

    A lot of detail and intricate plotting. Let's see, a tidal wave in Central Park, plant viruses leading to bizarre genetic twists in criminal humans, diving in mud, and a multi-level city under New York. It just got better and better.

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    Chelle C 01-16-15
    Chelle C 01-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyable"

    An enjoyable if not predictable book. A good escape. The narration is not bad, but I enjoyed the voices of the characters much more from the narrator of Relic. And of course I will be continuing the series.

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    Amazon Customer 12-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great entertaining plot"

    The plot with its twists and turns was gripping. The performance was a bit over acted and over produced to the point of distraction at points. I still recommend it but mauve the book version.

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    Linda 10-21-14
    Linda 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Just not my thing"

    I have to admit I stopped listening half way through this book. It just wasn't my kind of intrigue. Dark tunnels, and mutated beings just aren't my thing.

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