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.
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Another great read. Not the best one I've read of the series, but definitely worth the purchase. The latter books are better than the first ones I think. I had a hard time getting through Relic and don't think I even finished it, but I went ahead and bought the rest of the series and they got better and better. I listened to them out of order so I think I'll let some time pass and go back and listen to them in the proper order. If you liked the other ones, you'll like this one. And even if this isn't your genre - it is still a very interesting story and good read.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of red and the sun. That's heaven.
I would have to put this book in the top ten of all I have listened to so far.
The plot kept me intrigued from the very start when Pendergast was introduced in tennis shorts to when he found Vincent and started to depend on him. This plot is unlike any I've listened to before in the way it runs two senerios at the same time.
When Pendergast acted as the decoy so his partner could escape.
Listened to Fever Dream first, and this one next. Maybe my expectations were too high, but did not enjoy Brimstone nearly as much. The plot was interesting, but not compelling and I did not like the ending.
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Well worth the listening even through some of dry parts. The ending is magnetic in its intensity --- one kept wishing only for the BEST...!
This has been a long time coming to Audible. This is the first part of the Diogenes trilogy. Its been five years since Reliquary, D'agosta is back and well if you have made it this far in the series I don't really need to try to sell you on it, sufficed to say your in for a hell of a ride. Only one book left unabridged Cabinet Of Curiosities, Audible the fans DEMAND it!
It's good to hear the old Pendergast back along with his old cronies. This was longer than all his others but well worth the listen. The narration was good and kept you wanting more. The only thing I didn't like about it was the plagerized dining room scene. It almost made me feel like I was reading Dan Brown. Other than that, it was a real page turner and made you wonder what Pendergast was going to come up with next. Not making his "butler" a major part of the book was genius. DeGasta and Hayward were absolutely where they should be. and did what fit into the book perfectly. I can't wait for the next in the series!!!!! In the meantime, don't miss this one!
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Way too long with hardly any action. I quit listening to this, but I did put it back in after listening to a different book. Hope it ends finally.
I do like the pendergast series, but this is disappointing.
Too long, no action
I'm still planning on more Pendergast novels
Knowing these characters from the previous novels, nothing they did was out of character. Their characters continue to gain depth. Their were a few times that I think Pendergast's character was just too over the top to be credible, but it still worked.
I cant wait for the next book.
Scott Brick really brings the story to life. His narration is just shy of incredible.
If this book were film, the tag line would be Devil's Play.
If you are enjoying this series for its most twisted, intricate windings, this one is great fun!!! Its long, stretches believability as far as you can possibly stretch, and even has a fun side plot going on. Loved it!
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YOU GOT QUITE A SENSE OF THEATRE
This is the fifth book in the series, but it is okay to start here. They bring back some characters from previous books, but it is not like they do much character development. Most of the people in the book are there to be straight guys to Pendergast.
Even if you don't like the story there are some interesting facts about Alfred Noble, Italy and spontaneous human combustion. The Noble story was especially good. I liked this book better then the previous two. Relic is still the best of the group.
A statement was made by a character that he does not read books written today because of the sex and violence, he would just read his bible. I have heard this before. The old testament is full of sex and violence.
VEGAS AND L.A. WERE MERELY A SIDE SHOW TO NEW YORK.
Another small town and small town people take a hit in this book. At least the whole book was not a put down and they kind of apologized for saying it, but still said it.
This book had a real made for TV movie feel to it.
I am not a fan of Brick, but he does a fine job in this one. Matter of fact he is perfect for the writing style of these two guys.
"Gripping and performed brilliantly!"
Not sure I'd compare it.
Well as a fan of Scott's work this was great job. I enjoy his over the top enthusiasm and would recommend both writers for the technological style. I also tend to refund audiobooks not read by Scott - sad but true.
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