Agent Pendergast Series
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.
But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?
When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.
Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Entertaining, but an unrealistic.
Good book, but THIRD in trilogy
The book itself is well written and has an interesting plot, but I always had a feeling like there was a backstory I wasn't privy to. Then, when I had finished and read a note from the authors - the answer was revealed to me. This was the THIRD story in a trilogy. As opposed to warning the consumer ahead of time, and possibly getting three sales - now, I've just finished a book feeling less-than-satisfied.
No knock on the authors here - I'd give the book 4.5 stars if I'd had the backstory from the previous two books. But I certainly can't go back and read them now that I know how the trilogy concludes! Whoever describes/composes the descriptions in the iBook store should have added the fact that this was a trilogy to the description.
Anyways, just wanted to save someone else the trouble - go back and buy the first two books before reading this one. I wish there had been some kind of warning for me.
A somewhat frustrated consumer
Pendergast is back
This is a book I recommend to all Pendergast fans, it has all kinds of twists and turns and is the authors best writing in a while.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Dec 11, 2012
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 600 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Agent Pendergast Series