PDF NEW [The Book of the Dead]


  • Hardcover
  • 454
  • The Book of the Dead
  • Douglas Preston
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780446576987

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Douglas Preston ✓ 6 review review The Book of the Dead ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ves their pilfered gem collection background 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 prisonTo uell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef An astound. Another excellent thriller featuring Agent Pendergast

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The Book of the Dead

Douglas Preston ✓ 6 review review The Book of the Dead ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB An FBI agent rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commitHis brilliant psychotic brother about to perpetrate a horrific crimeA young woman with an extraordinary past on the edge of a violent breakdownAn ancient tomb with an enigmatic curse about to be unveiled at a celebrity studded New York galaThe New York Museum of Natural History recei. It s been suggested by me that I am the James Beard of Pendergast reviewers and I m inclined to agree with me Does that mean there should similarly be an award named after me Yes Yes it does I propose The Sean Gibson Terrible Food Metaphors for Books About Serial Cereal Killers Award It all began with a somewhat dubious comparison of Relic to a hot dog and snowballed from thereIn keeping with tradition once I finished The Book of the Dead I climbed to the top of a tall mountain closed my eyes and meditated for seven straight days and seven straight nights to find the right comparison for this review After climbing down from the mountain and cleansing myself of the detritus that had accumulated from having not moved to visit the bathroom for a week I reached my conclusion a Wendy s FrostyFor those of you who don t know Wendy s it s a fast food burger chain akin to McDonald s or Burger King whose signature dessert item is a frozen chocolate vanilla ice cream like treat called a Frosty It s tasty especially on a hot summer day But it s not so much its deliciousness that makes it an apt comparison for The Book of the Dead Rather it is the Frosty s distinctively singular tasteYou might assume that a simple concoction of chocolate and vanilla soft serve ice cream would while yummy not be particularly memorable and that you could approximate the taste of a Frosty in any number of ways including by ordering a basic chocolatevanilla twist cone from any roadside ice cream shop If you did however you would be performing the proverbially damning act of making an ass out of u and me because Frosties taste like nothing else It s a combination of their consistency texture maltiness balance of chocolate and vanilla and the slight hint of waxy plastic they pick up from the cups in which they re served In a blindfold taste test I could pick out a Frosty every single time It s truly the most uniue generic item I can think ofAnd that my friends is where we re at with the Pendergast series On its face it s a series that features a modern day Holmes knockoff in Pendergast a Watsonian sidekick in the form of Vincent D Agosta and even a twisted Mycroft simulacrum in the form of Diogenes with all the trappings of modern day serial killer thrillers ranging from advanced forensic techniues to absurd plot twists to stock supporting characters particularly in the form of law enforcement officers and bureaucratic officials And yet Lincoln and Child have created something utterly distinctive It may be at least in part the fact that they are just better than the majority of their peers when it comes to their technical skills they are to be sure craftsmen of the highest order when it comes to plot pacing and overall story construction They are also solid writers and I say that not as a tepid endorsement of them relative to others working in the same genre they truly are good But it goes beyond that as well Perhaps it s the chillingly creative origin of Pendergast and Diogenes the interjection of horror elements across the series the expert use of setting or the blurry line between fantasy and reality whatever the case like a Frosty the combination of all aspects of the series elements that taken individually are neither remarkable nor especially original transform it into something utterly distinctive and irresistible Nowhere is that evident than in The Book of the DeadIf you ripped the cover off of this book and replaced the characters names with generic alternatives you d still know you we rereading a Preston and Child Pendergast book This book features aspects of all of its predecessors characters locations plotlines tone atmosphereit draws on so much of what has come before yet combines it all in a way that makes this book the perfect encapsulation of the series as a whole thus far at any rate Sure it s got flaws willing suspension of disbelief is perhaps essential here than ever but it s entertaining as hell and were it not for the last 50 pages or so I d call this 45 starsWhat happened over the last 50 pages Well imagine Wendy s decided to offer 50 different Frosty flavors ranging from mochi to lychee It would be over the top and off brand and completely unnecessary That s the last part of this book I won t include spoilers here but let s just say a heretofore meek character basically becomes a combination of Dwayne Johnson and Robocop and things just get utterly absurd So that gets us back to 4 starsThis feels like the conclusion to the first major arc of the series and I m looking forward to seeing what Messrs Preston and Child have in store for our heroes going forward In the meantime I d better start increasing the variety of my food intake so that I m prepared to retain that awesome new writing award that we just decided to create in my illustrious honorBon appetit

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Douglas Preston ✓ 6 review review The Book of the Dead ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ing Egyptian temple it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s when it was uietly 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 ali. The last of the hair raising Diogenes trilogy within the Pendergast series I loved this trilogy It wasn t easy on the mind and hearts of those attached to the characters in these books This last one was really a nail biter and gave me goosebumps Prepare for several travesties where you are constantly asking yourself what is really going on and wondering if the characters can recover Resilience can be found in the strangest of places If you push a person too far you just might find out what they are made of


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    PDF NEW [The Book of the Dead] Read & Download ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Douglas Preston Free download The Book of the Dead I thoroughly enjoyed these last three instalments which form the Pendergast Diogenes trilogy I do however find myself having to suspend my disbelief at times and wished that the resolution at the end panned out differently Highly readable thrilling and pretty darn hard to put down I'm sure the rate I've been binge reading and finishing these books was a sign of how addictive and enjoyable they are

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