Dance of Death (Pendergast #6)
Dance of Death opens with a classroom discussion of The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, during which an unflinchingly gruesome and disturbing death...more
Mostly, I suppose because it turned out to be an excuse to get all the sidekick characters from earlier books into a reunion.
But also because this book is about Pendergast colliding with his evil brother, and quite honestly I don't read these books...more
Aloysius Pendergast: Tall, quick, smart, great at disuising himself and almost shows no emotions.
Diogenes Pendergast: Tall, strong, genius villain, great at disguises, considered to be Aloysius' eq...more
But, frankly their FBI Special Agent character Aloysius Pendergast is starting to wear a bit thin. He has always had a bit of unbelievability about him, but it is getting worse and worse.
And now we have his evil brother, Diogenes, who is approaching godhood in his abilities to do evil things without being caught. And his whole reason for living is to torment his brother without kill...more
However, since I have not read all of the books in order some of the little jokes and/or tidbits referencing past events I didn't get. There are also some characters mentioned who have previous experiences with Pendergast in such books such as Relic, etc. Perhaps if I had read the books in which they were introduced I would have more o...more
Apparently, along with being a wealthy-meditating-Kung-Foo-James Bond-witty-super spy, our hero is also a master of disguise! And he has a super evil-genius brother! Who's also a master of disguise! A b...more
I absolutely loved this storyline! Brimstone sets up the penultimate showdown...more
I am very sad that Preston and Child have developed such a condescending attitude towards their character(s). I will miss Pendergast, but I don't s...more
FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast's greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life - his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intell
I would recommend minimally reading "Brimstone" before reading this novel because it is the second in a series. One of the many reasons I like these novels is because they use several r...more
Dance of Death showcases Pendergast's return from the dead (no surprise to readers given that there are at least 6 later books), and the magnificent challenge between Pendergast and his evil brother Diogenes. For a time, you'll wonder if they are one, and not just alter egos of each other. As in earlier works...more
Myös komisario D´Ago...more
The enigmatic Special Agent Pendergast is forced to confront an aspect of his past that he had hoped to put behind him, and in doing so, the lives of everyone he touches will be changed forever.
A supercharged thriller with a villain who is truly the equal of our ferociously intelligent protagonist, but bereft of any fragment of moral scruples -- and therefore Pendergast is either forced t...more
'Dance of Death' pushes a bit further in that the authors introduce a level of uncertainty around central characters' safety rather than just the expected killing off of peripheral figures. The added tension is a welcome addition to a maturing series.
The only weakness to be found is a lack of realism in an increasingly superhuman Pendergast. While never escaping...more
The twists are non-stop, and the body count adds up quickly. Diogenes is a very capable villain who competently matches wits with his brother, Agent Aloysius Pendergast. Of course, Pendergast gets the final laugh...or does he? If the the third installment is anything like Dance of Death, it stands to be another all out battle bet...more