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The Wheel of Darkness

Agent Pendergast Series

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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...

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 16, 2007 – In the exciting eighth supernatural thriller from bestsellers Preston and Child (after 2006’s The Book of the Dead), FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast and his ward, Constance Greene, seek peace of mind at a remote Tibetan monastery, only to fall into yet another perilous, potentially earthshaking assignment. The monastery’s abbot asks them to recover a stolen relic, the cryptic Agozyen, which could, in the wrong hands, wipe out humanity. The pair follow the trail to a luxury cruise ship, where a series of brutal murders suggests the relic’s evil spirit might already have been invoked. Fans of earlier books focused on a thinly disguised American Museum of Natural History may find less at stake among the new cast of secondary characters, but the fate of Constance, who claims to have aborted the child of Pendergast’s villainous younger brother, remains a potent subplot. While not as frightening as others in the series, this entry still shows why the authors stand head and shoulders above their rivals in this subgenre.

Customer Reviews

Very good

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.

Great read!

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.

The Wheel of Darkness
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • 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
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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