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The Wheel of Darkness | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

The Wheel of Darkness

FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.
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FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search.

The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria, the world's largest and most luxurious passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

Investigate more of Agent Pendergast's cases.

©2007 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Mark A. Sturgell Decatur, Illinois USA 11-19-11
    Mark A. Sturgell Decatur, Illinois USA 11-19-11 Member Since 2007

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    "Best of the series!"

    I still have two books left to read in Lincoln and Childs Pendergast series, but I have found this one, by far, to be my favorite and the one I would most like to see made into a motion picture, as well.

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    Jackie Lithonia, GA, United States 11-15-11
    Jackie Lithonia, GA, United States 11-15-11
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    "Becoming a fan of Preston and Child"

    This is my 3rd story I've been listening out of order...wish they could be listed in order or labeled book 1, 2, 3, etc. I did enjoy the story and the narrator, I was on the edge a few times thinking this is the end of our beloved FBI agent. The twist and turns of the plot kept me guessing (wrong each time) and I love being so engaged in the story.

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    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 09-06-11
    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 09-06-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Mediocre"

    The story takes place on an ocean liner. Not my favorite Prendergast book. Not a book I plan on listening to again, but not bad.

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    Deborah BRONX, NY, United States 01-16-11
    Deborah BRONX, NY, United States 01-16-11 Member Since 2002
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    "AGENT PENDERGAST"

    I really like this character! He has Southern charm and Northern guile. He draws me into the story by looking at things in the way Sherlock Holmes (the character) would. I love the book and insight it gives into the world of the past and future. Great Book!

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    Arlen Sheridan, IN, United States 10-18-10
    Arlen Sheridan, IN, United States 10-18-10
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    "Mundane and Self-Indulgent"

    This was my first Preston book, and it will be my last. I bought it because I am a big fan of the movie 'The Relic' which was based on one of his books, so I elected to buy one of his stories, but his prose is awful. I do not personally need ten adjectives to describe how the sky looks, which is typical of the first hour or so of this book (which is about I could stomach listening to). In that first hour or so, the plot went absolutely nowhere, and I struggled greatly to focus my attention on the plot, because it absolutely is not written well enough to do so on its own. Preston strikes me as an author that likes to fill pages with loads of details rather than develop subplots that contribute to the main plot. It may change later, if you can bear getting through the mind-numbing first hour. If you are a fan of Ludlum, Grisham, Clancy or any author who can develop characters, grab a reader's attention and weave a plot, this book is not for you. I want my credits back!

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    Susan Antioch, CA, USA 12-15-07
    Susan Antioch, CA, USA 12-15-07 Member Since 2014
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    "The Wheels of Darkness"

    I rated this a 4 because it was not as good as the other books in the Pendergast series. The other characters that are usually in the series were not included. Good, but not exceptional. Less adventure. The story did not include as many twists and turns as the previous books in the series. I did not get bored but was not hanging on every word as I have done in the past.

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    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 11-04-07
    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 11-04-07 Member Since 2007

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    "Could not finish it"

    The premise for this book was great - but he hero is just so perfect that I found myself skipping ahead and when it came right down to it, I just didn't finish it.

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    K. Corsiatto Indianna USA 10-20-07
    K. Corsiatto Indianna USA 10-20-07 Member Since 2014

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    "The Wheel of Darkness"

    This is a very suspense filled book with a little of the occult. Very entertaining although somewhat predictable. I recommend it.

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    Louann Staten Island, NY, United States 10-12-07
    Louann Staten Island, NY, United States 10-12-07 Member Since 2007
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    "typical Pendergast"

    Excellent-- as I have come to expect from this series.

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    Randall Becker, MN, USA 10-11-07
    Randall Becker, MN, USA 10-11-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Cruise Murder"

    Last part slow and bizzar

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