An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...
His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...
A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...
An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...
Bestsellers Preston and Child have come up with another gripping, action-packed page-turner in this concluding volume to a trilogy pitting their Holmesian hero, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, against his Mycroft-turned-Moriarty his younger brother, Diogenes. Picking up shortly after the events of 2005's Dance of Death, the book opens with the arrival of a package of fine dust at the Museum of Natural History; Diogenes has returned the diamonds he stole earlier. Meanwhile, Aloysius is in prison, having been framed for a number of murders. As his friends plot to spring him, his adversary lays the groundwork for a crowning criminal achievement. A mysterious benefactor funds the restoration of an ancient Egyptian tomb at the museum, but the work is beset by the mayhem Preston and Child's readers have come to expect gory murders and suggestions of the supernatural. This entry, tying up many loose ends from its predecessors, is less likely to work as well for first-time readers, but followers of Aloysius Pendergast's previous exploits will find it a satisfying read with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end. 10-city author tour.
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The book of the Dead
I agree there are too many people to track. But the story was good and absorbing. Really enjoyed it. Looking for the next one.
Book of the Dead
What a great series these authors have created. I can hardly wait to get to the next book. All the characters are fleshed out and you feel as if you are part of the story. A real edge of your seat with each book.
Good but a little confusing
This was my first Preston and Child's book and it was good. However, I was overwhelmed by the many characters. It was difficulty remembering who was who. Also, some things were in different language and wasn't translated. All the characters had great personalities. My only question, why did they end the book that way? ....it was a shocker ( good) but I am left wanting more...