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Preview — Dance of Death (Pendergast, #6/Diogenes, #2) by Douglas Preston
Dance of Death (Pendergast, #6/Diogenes, #2) (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
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
The story goes something like this (briefly and absolutely NO spoilers) -- AND note: if you have not read Brimstone yet, stop reading this!
In the last installment by these two authors, Brimstone (which was also amazing, thank you very much!), we last left our hero, Agent Aloysius Pendergast walled up in a room of the castle belonging to the positively evil Count Fosco, left for dead. But -- he's back ...more
This is the second book in a row, as part of this series, that ends unfinished. If you can't tell a complete story in over 450 pages then you're doing a poor job of writing. And some will argue that the points of ...more
I absolutely loved this storyline! Brimstone sets up the penultimate showdown ...more
Beyond that, ...more
Like Still Life With Crows, the authors include a little inside joke with their shameless plug for their standalone novel, The Ice Limit. This kind of su ...more
I was going to give up. Then I found this one: an FBI agent trying to outmaneuver his serial killer brother. Sounds like some good cheezzze. And it was! And guess what? I read it out of order...I am so proud of me (double points: 6th book in ...more
Now, don't get me wrong Brimstone was another fantastic addition to the Pendergast series.....but, this one rocked.
How do you stop a twisted madman who tells you he's going to pull off the perfect crime? When that twisted individual is your brother that's hated your guts all his life. As well read, well educated as Pendergast himself, he finds himself hunting Diogenes, that could be his evil twin.
The Book of the Dead, book t ...more
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
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
One a top FBI agent.
The other a brilliant, twisted criminal.
An undying hatred between them.
Now, a perfect crime.
And the ultimate challenge:
Stop me if you can...
**From Publishers Weekly
The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone, and others from past bestsellers (Relic; The Cabinet of Curiosities) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural Histo...more
Det var et irritations moment gennem hele bogen da der bliver refereret til gamle sager og personer fra de foregående bøger.
Men på trods af dette og de gentagende referencer så er historien og handlingen faktisk rigtig god. Der er fa ...more
Exceptuando una cosa del libro que hizo que me indignase mucho, el resto me ha gustado muchísimo. No hay tantos elementos esotéricos como en las anteriores novelas pero sí que tiene bastante acción.
El que hayan salido personajes de todos los anteriores libros me ha encantado.