The Wheel of Darkness
Agent Pendergast Series
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence...
An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning...
An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...
Publishers Weekly Review
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If you love Pendergast, you won't be disappointed. However, though the authors try hard to make each of their novels stand-alone, I feel you'd miss a lot of the subtleties of the character interactions if you are unfamiliar with their personalities and peccadilloes from at least one or two of the previous novels. For example -- no spoiler, here -- a few specific interactions between Pendergast and Constance are especially worrisome in this novel when you know how out of character his words to her are in a few chapters. If you don't know the characters well to begin with, this behavior will have less impact for you.
That aside, I found the story, the writing and the editing to be very tight, making it a quick, fun, engrossing read. I will read everything these two collaborate on, as I have for many years, but like many, I especially enjoy those works that feature Agent Pendergast.
P.S. I did find three typos, which was uncharacteristic.
Addicting like all the other Pendergast books.
Maybe the best book in the series
I have read all the Pendergast books so far and this is one of the best. I really like this series. Well written and very good character development. Pendergast is probably one of my all time favorite characters. He reminds me of Sherlock Holmes.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Aug 28, 2007
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Agent Pendergast Series