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The Book of the Dead | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

The Book of the Dead

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

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.

©2006 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child. All Rights Reserved.; (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"Another gripping, action-packed page-turner...with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Daryl Lexington, SC, USA 06-22-07
    Daryl Lexington, SC, USA 06-22-07
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    "so/so"

    I was introduced to the author by reading The Relic and then the Reliquary. I liked the story line that included the museum mystery but the other stories that dealt with Pend. being in jail was distracting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pu koh 05-23-07
    pu koh 05-23-07 Member Since 2007
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    "awsome"

    this really is a great book. kept me on edge the whole way thru.

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    JoeH Anderson, SC, United States 04-28-07
    JoeH Anderson, SC, United States 04-28-07
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    "A Fitting Conclusion"

    This book was an appropriate ending for the Pendergast saga (at least to date). In their usual way, the authors tease and tantalize the reader at every turn. Hopefully, in spite of each author striking out on their own, they will continue to collaborate.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tobi Sandy, UT, USA 02-20-07
    Tobi Sandy, UT, USA 02-20-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Very entertaining"

    I love these books by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston. They keep me on the edge of my seat. The writing is terrific and I find it hard to put it down. The narration is very good also. I just love thrillers

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    Madeline Denham Spring, LA, USA 08-08-06
    Madeline Denham Spring, LA, USA 08-08-06
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    "weak"

    Very poor character development.
    Story is just entertaining enough to keep me listening.
    Narration is good.
    I can’t believe it’s a bestseller.
    If weak poorly developed characters and lame plots suite your taste then this is the book for you.

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    Thornton Smithville, TN, USA 07-27-06
    Thornton Smithville, TN, USA 07-27-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Outstanding!! Bravo!!"

    For fans of Pendergast/History Museum of New York/Vincent Degosta, left hanging at the end of the last novel, this is the fantastic sequel. The story does not disappoint on any level, character development, plot twists, outcome... Stop reading this and download!!:)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Keithville, LA, USA 07-13-06
    Kimberly Keithville, LA, USA 07-13-06
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    "Finally Pendergast's past"

    It's nice to finally know more about Pendergast. He is one of the most fascinating characters in modern fiction. The narrator did an excellent job of giving each character his/her own voice. Well done!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joey Rae 07-05-06
    Joey Rae 07-05-06 Member Since 2005
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    "As Good as Expected!"

    I was waiting for this sequel and I wasn't disappointed. From start to finish it kept my attention and the ending gave me an assurance that another sequel is in the works! Great writing by the authors and the narration was enjoyable.

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    Gary Camross, Co.Laois, N/A, Ireland 06-12-08
    Gary Camross, Co.Laois, N/A, Ireland 06-12-08
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    "Fantastic"

    Loved every minutes of the battle of the Prendergasts! absolute must listen to!

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    Christopher Woodridge, IL, USA 03-01-07
    Christopher Woodridge, IL, USA 03-01-07
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    "good listen"

    good reader and interesting story didn't put it down

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