To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings, and whispers of an ancient curse, begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.
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"Another gripping, action-packed page-turner...with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end." (Publishers Weekly)
this is the third book in a trilogy, a fact that isn't explained until the very end. I'm sure it would have been more enjoyable if I had heard/read the first two. With all the background missing, the story seemed erratic and incomplete.
This was my first title from this author. I was a little lost with the scene changes at first, then I was OK about 1/3 of the way through. By half way I was enjoying the style quite well. I will read another from these guys. I'm also a Brick fan and he did great as usual.
Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
The final book in P&C's The Brimstone Trilogy. Really should be read in order. The Duel To The Death between the Pendergast Brothers is reminiscent of Holmes vs Moriarty.
I didn't care for the final 45 minutes but the bulk of the story is as riveting as any of the eight Pendergast stories I've read so far.
The story was pretty good once you got past Scott Brick's narration.
He is too dramatic, every sentence is dramatic. I found him to be very irritating.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
The Preston-Childs series starring Agent Pengergast hasn't let me down yet. I recommend them strongly - starting at book 1 and moving forward.
This story was so well detailed and read I found myself dreaming about the characters. The author's took great care in unfolding the plot and developing the characters. I recommend it whole heartedly.
I had been anxiously awaiting this continuation from the last novel, "Dance of Death", and it certainly hasn't been a disappointmen! Without revealing the ending, I can happily report that the circle left open at the end of the previous novel has now been closed, but hopefully there will be another Pendergast novel at not too distant a date.
I just finished this audio and it was awesome! The ending was incredible; the entire book was very entertaining it kept you going right down to the end.
In this continuing saga of Special Agent Pendergast and a cast of characters built up over the past few books, Preston and Child have again weaved a complicated but very intriguing plot, which keeps one interested at all points. The book can be read alone, without the benefit of the prior books with their building of characters, but the history of the prior books increases it's intrigue. One can read them out of order, as I have, and still get the full benefit of the plot and the history laced within the lines. The story is spellbinding and keeps one wanting to continue to the next chapter, even when the hour is late. The conclusion is suprising and leaves one guessing until the last minute. I highly recommend this book
This one is okay; typical of the Pendergast continuing storyline fare of the last couple of books in the series.
The authors are becoming increasingly fond of unnecessary references to obscure knowledge. It's as if they got lifetime subscriptions to Food & Wine, Popular Mechanics, and Guns & Ammo and are desperate to show how well-read they are.
In addition to the constant unnecessary details about food, gun specs, etc, the tech has a Scooby-Doo feel.
"Jinkies! Old man Diogenes put holographic projectors here, and here, and hid the laser beams over there! "
If they'd just tone it down a bit... or if the narrator would stop speaking any word in a foreign language -- of which there are, for no apparent reason, many -- with campy flourish, this book might have avoided triggering my eye-rolling reflex long enough for me to enjoy it more.
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