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Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5 | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.
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Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic.

Prolong the suspense: listen to another Pendergast novel.

©2004 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette

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    Nicholas San Antonio, TX, United States 03-21-12
    Nicholas San Antonio, TX, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great writing but disappointing plot"

    Great writers. Great narrator. But while I was hoping this wouldn't be another episode of Scooby Doo for the literary guild, that's exactly what it was.

    SPOILER ALERT

    It's a spooky demon or the devil killing people! No, pull off his mask and it's actually the Kwazy Kount and his Microwave Ray Gun! And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that meddling Pendergast.

    Ok, I've read enough of these guys to know they would never actually introduce a real demon into a story, but a microwave ray gun? Really? That "heats from the inside-out" (okay, that's ALMOST true, depending on what you're heating) slowly enough to create bubbling agony but somehow magically avoids heat conduction or wave bouncing and cremates half a head and leaves the other half intact? If you're going to just make up a weapon out of thin air that isn't based on solid scientific grounds, be more creative than a microwave ray gun. Criminy. The writers hint at other possible causes of death, which would have been far more interesting... but you're stuck with the ray gun.

    And there are whole chapters that are nothing but filler. I skipped past every chapter dealing with the story in the Post, and when I browsed them later, confirmed that I missed absolutely nothing.

    Given all the above, I'm not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but I did.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Austin, TX 02-01-12
    Jack Austin, TX 02-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Pendergast!!! Need I say more?"
    What made the experience of listening to Brimstone the most enjoyable?

    I don't know why the Pendergast novels aren't movies yet... Preston and Child have created a character whose closest equal is Holmes. From Relic to Cold Vengeance, there is not a better thriller series going . As for the listen, Scott Brick is the man. He is the best storyteller out there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The building of the plot. Just adds layer after layer. Great pace!!


    What about Scott Brick???s performance did you like?

    Brings the characters and action to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly Recommended !!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris St. Louis, MO, United States 01-20-12
    Chris St. Louis, MO, United States 01-20-12
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    "I agree - Finally!"
    If you could sum up Brimstone in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, suspenseful story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character building that Preston and Child do is fantastic. You really feel the depth of them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chase scene where they are being chased by the assassin towards the monastery. The reader, Scott Brick, did an astounding job on it (and it was well written, which helps).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The development of the Reverend's character was particularly moving. They crafted him and built him into such a powerful character. You can see some of the same things that actually happened during the Occupy Wall Street protests. But this book was written 7-8 years before the protests.


    Any additional comments?

    Please produce the rest of the Preston/Child library unabridged. As I have already done, I will snatch them up as soon as they come available. I love this series and Mr. Brick's narration of it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katheran Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada 06-25-12
    Katheran Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "well worth the read"
    If you could sum up Brimstone in three words, what would they be?

    good story line. well written,pleasure to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it kept me interested.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the end, when the villain got "his".


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Phoenixville, PA, United States 06-22-12
    David Phoenixville, PA, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Another great Pendergast book"

    I hadn't read this and was hoping the unabridged audio book would come out and it was worth the wait. Scott Brick does a great job narrating the story and this one fills in the gaps from the rest if you haven't read the books, some very important. Great story. As usual, great twists and turns from Preston and Child. Great book - get it if you haven't (or even if you have) read it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JSH United States 05-27-12
    JSH United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2000

    Clinical treatment and research awareness. Sci-fi to Science to Maximim PC/parenting. How to best network HDMA? 70% SciFi-thrillers-30% science

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    "Another hit as expected."

    I have rarely had an unexceptional book from these two. They deliver another hit with a good twist. 5/5

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Newyork, NY, United States 04-29-12
    Ray Newyork, NY, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Scary but fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brimstone to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and Pendergast's antics kept me wondering what would happen next.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    His narration fits the story and keeps the story moving.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Smoke Scream!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy this series and love listening to it on my iPod on the train.Hope they keep coming.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 04-21-12
    Dean 04-21-12 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "Glad I went back to the Pendergast series"
    Any additional comments?

    Book five in a series currently containing eleven books...and the quality of writing is such that reading out of order may fill in gaps but does not detract from the story at hand. Plus I really like the genteel southern gentleman depicted in the character of pendergast. He its an FBI agent I would like to meet and know.

    I had read a book from a new series this pair of authors is starting. It was not on par with this series, and I was concerned their quality was waning. This book reversed that concern.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chad Boise, ID, United States 03-08-12
    Chad Boise, ID, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "This one kept me guessing"
    If you could sum up Brimstone in three words, what would they be?

    The story was well thought out and did not disappoint. Very suspenseful and gotta love Scott Brick for a wonderful narration. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the Pendergast series.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Ketchum, ID, United States 01-30-12
    Dianne Ketchum, ID, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The best in awhile"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brimstone to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy audio more because I can listen while I work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brimstone?

    The discovery of the villain.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    A. Pendergast


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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