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The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston
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Jul 23, 2011

it was ok
Read in August, 2009

I am fan of Preston & Child, however the Agent Pendegrast books do not rank among my favorites.
"Book of the Dead" is fast paced and action packed but relies heavily on relationships developed in previous novels. Events happen quickly with little or no set up. The characters suffer little or no consequences when they break the law, and plot lines are tied up with an abrupt "Oh, never mind."
"Book of the Dead is simplistic to put it mildly, perhaps due to laziness on the part of the authors. Who knows, this book could be the result of bad editing.
Do not read this if you are unfamiliar with the main players.
This book had the feel that the authors cranked it out to fulfill some contractual obligations.
Read it if you want to find out what happens next in the life of this unique FBI agent, otherwise stay away!
4 out of 5 smelly sweat socks on the "Stink-O-Meter"
Does "At least it was not as bad as 'Brimstone' count as an endorsement?
I am glad that I only borrowed it!

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