The Obsidian Chamber
Agent Pendergast Series
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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New York Times bestseller
A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .
From Publishers Weekly
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Not up to the standard
The first half of the book or so doesn't even have Pendergast really, it's a dry recitation of a cliched race. There are several uncharacteristic plot glitches where things don't fit together.
For example - at one point the car is left at a specific location. Much later PEndergast returns - and the car has somehow mysteriously made its way back home. It’s location would have been key to his investigations. Very sloppy.
The ending is also a letdown.
Coming off of Crimson Shore this was quite a letdown.
Finished with this series
This book ends my desire to read any more Pendergast novels. I have read and loved every single one and have felt they really have had to stretch here to continue this story line that should be behind us. Plots are recycled at this point and this book spends way too much time recounting the past. They should really stick to introducing new and unique mysteries to solve, that is what we love about this series. Instead, they bring back his brother that should be dead. A volcano!! Really? I didn't even want to continue reading as soon as Diogenes entered the story. The ending leaves me quite angry as it is just ridiculous. I do not recommend this book.
Another great read!
I absolutely hate the fact that I read so fast. Finished this in two days. Now I have to wait for however long for the next one to come out to find out what happens. I will say though it would of been interesting to see where Constance and Diogenes would of gone. Maybe the next one will include a little bit more of D’Agosta.
- Category: Police Procedural
- Published: Oct 18, 2016
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Agent Pendergast Series