What have they done to Pendergast?!? I'm not liking this stereotypical action stud the authors are turning him into. Where are the strange mysteries, haunted hallways of museums, Pendergast's both cerebral and mystical take on the world? And that this particular storyline - Pendergast investigating his wife's accidental death/murder/disappearance from 12 years prior - is going to take three books is just ridiculous! I'm tired of novels just stopping, with no ending at all. This wasn't that long of a book; this easily could have been brought to a real conclusion. And this certainly isn't a compelling enough story to warrant three novels, probably 1100 pages total, and a wait of a year or more for book #3! They brought back Corrie, a beloved character from the miles superior Still Life with Crows, and gave her almost nothing to do. Enough's enough, guys. Get this silly Nazi conspiracy story out of your system, stop having Pendergast act like he's in a Bourne movie, and go back to the much richer, interesting and unique stories you used to write.
Sadly, I can't say I thought this book was more than just a commercial obligation fulfilled by the authors. It's a continuation of the previous book in the series and unless you've read that one, this one would be very difficult to follow. Moreover, the authors start introducing more and more characters from Pendergast's past until there are too many storylines running in several directions, making your head spin. Not one of their best books
Coudn't put it down....my first Preston & Child novel - totally fascinating lead character. Can't wait to read another one written by these co-authors.
Wow--another great read about Pendergast. The guy is phenomenal. Can't wait for next one!!!
Excellent tome, as usual, from my favourite authors of all time. I've read every single one of their collaborative fiction works and each of their individual books as well. Preston is the slightly better auteur, but they are both exceptionally talented in their field.
There has never been a more cleverly written or complex character as Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast and there never will be. I hope David and Lincoln continue to churn out Pendergast novels for as long as they are able to write, since we know that Agent Pendergast will live on forever...
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