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)
I enjoyed this book as a take-me-away thriller. It was suspenseful and fun, keeping you rolling with cliffhangers. you could close your eyes and imagine the movie version. Not always believable, but a great escape.
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.
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.
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.
While definitely a follow up to Dance of Death, this book does bring us a measure of completion on the story of Pendergast and Diogenes. I really like these books and have listened to them back to back. This one started a little slow for me, but didn't disappoint as I moved to the meat of it.
This is not a standalone book if you really want to have a good sense of what's going on.
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.
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