All of the twists and turns are very much worth it. But I was pleasantly surprised. There would be a story arch, introducing characters and situations, then tension grew and finally there was resolution. I come to Pendergast because it is creepy and there is a mystery to be solved, not because I want to read about the a This book is an non-standard Pendergast since it is essentially an action thriller rather than a mystery. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico. One man against a dozen with his ward, Constance, a prisoner somewhere on board.
To buy this book at the lowest price,. The book could have been a lot better if half of what Agent Pendergast was feeling was left out. Occasionally, a writer can pull off a trilogy but really, can't authors, for the most part, complete a story in two volumes, almost 800 pages? Then there's side stories with Corrie Swanson and Constance Green she's nearly immortal from a previous book-- very hammy name. The book ends on more than one huge cliff-hanger. I love this series and these two writers.
He is especially intrigued when a mysterious box is given to him that belonged to the dead man, but he needs help to interpret what it means. These days, it seems every novel published is part of a trilogy. But revenge is not simple. Pendergast Just when you think Pendergast has faced just about every challenge, these guys show up. The action scenes are not vivid at all due to the very poor writing and constant repetition of phrases.
It's so distracting to read five pages of the main storyline, and just when it's about to get good finally! It was set in a giant, creepy New York museum and involved a monster in said museum eating people. Another remarkable aspect of this book is that even though this is the middle book of the trilogy, it does not show any such signs. But revenge is not simple. As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home-made rockets and incendiary devices mail-ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets. There is certainly no artistic reason for the cliff hanger conclusion. So here's why Cold Vengeance only gets 3 stars: This is the first of this particular cycle of novels that really feels like just an installment. I would have rather found out that Margo Greene was alive.
. While book one was decent, Cold Vengeance was so terrible, it was almost unrecognizable as a Pendergast novel. Some people have the ability to describe these books to inquiring fellow readers, I do not. I appreciate this finely executed extra effort on the part of the authors. Its better than Brimstone which in my opinion could have removed all This is the 11th Special Agent Aloysius X.
Let the fans submit story ideas, pick a few, and then craft a good story with no shootings or bullet wounds. Hope their next offering is more on a par with their previous titles. Douglas Preston lives in Santa Fe and Maine and Lincoln Child lives in New Jersey. There is more shooting in this book than in a whole season of a favorite crime drama. And I know I should be for character development, but I want smart Pendergast back. Those are the great ones, Relic, Cabinet, Crows, Brimstone, those are such stay up late and read books. Preston and Child are masterful at building suspense, and the end of this novel will be the start of a torturous wait for the final volume in the trilogy.
I have enjoyed some of the series The Cabinet of Curiousities was fun , but every story has been flawed. I'll endure the wait, willingly if not gracefully, because I am so delighted that the authors have expressed their commitment to this series and this character. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. John Felder which helps the reader in knowing more of what is developing. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. Powerful Buildup -- Best Pendergast Series Yet! I say non-ended because my copy seems to be missing the page with 'To Be Continued.
As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana-he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. We pick up here where the last installment left off with our dauntless hero plumbing the depths of a mystery surrounding the lowest point of his life, the apparent murder of his beloved wife. It gives you momentary happiness for the Pendergast family. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. The start is slow and even when there is a pick-up, almost all efforts are continuously spent for whatever is to come in the last part.