Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.
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If you love Sherlock Homes you will love Agent Pendergrass, the writing is tight and stong. The voices carry you away. Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child are the best.
Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
Made the mistake of buying this without checking reviews. Most of their previous joint tomes have been excellent; this one got too close to the edge and fell off the cliff. Gave up after about 3 hours of hoping this was really not a zombii story.
Narration was very good but cannot recommend the book
Get TERMINAL FREEZE or DEEP STORM instead *****
I enjoyed this book so much I have listen to it five times while working outside in my yard. I wear ear protectors cuting my grass. I kept waiting for something to happen next outstanding book
This was a great listen!! I really liked this book a lot. The odd is just on the edges and very suspensful throughout.
The characters and the narration in these books are alone worth the price. I always have to chuckle a little at the Scooby Doo-like endings. One would be best advised not to expect terribly much in this area and simply enjoy the read for what it is. Great fun, engaging plot, characters and off beat themes.
I found the book childishly written and tedious.The storyline was totally unbelieveable. We all know that voodoo is unreal. For fiction this is stepping way out on a limb.
I would rate this book as the weakest in the series. Although a decent read, the characters seem to be off. In addition, what did Nora do to deserve her treatment in book? In the end, the plot works out but was somewhat redundant throughout the book.
I got the feeling Preston&Child ran out of time at the end and wrapped up things rather perfunctorily. Still, I enjoy this series and they seem to have set things up for another book. As usual Rene A. does a great job reading.
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