The Book of the Dead : Pendergast

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Pendergast
  • 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

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Not bad

Although a bit predictable and formulaic, it's still an enjoyable 'read'. I might suggest, however, you read Dance of Death before reading this one. It gives you a good base for the characters.
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- V.A.

I like this series

I have avoided this book and its predecessor because I generally avoid "man wrongly accused" However, this book was really fun. It had the return of a number of fun characters from earlier books (always a pleasure) and there was resolution.

These books are somewhat formulaic. I don't actually mind this. there is enough fun to keep me interested. I enjoy the development of characters from book to book. I enjoy the bizarre internal logic that the authors keep.

Some of the later books in this series have parts that move grindingly slow. I didn't find that in this one at all. There was no point where I just wanted to cry because I couldn't flip through the pages and ignore the boring stuff.

I highly recommend it.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio