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Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston
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Sep 15, 2011

it was ok
Read in September, 2011

What have they done to Pendergast?!? I'm not liking this stereotypical action stud the authors are turning him into. Where are the strange mysteries, haunted hallways of museums, Pendergast's both cerebral and mystical take on the world? And that this particular storyline - Pendergast investigating his wife's accidental death/murder/disappearance from 12 years prior - is going to take three books is just ridiculous! I'm tired of novels just stopping, with no ending at all. This wasn't that long of a book; this easily could have been brought to a real conclusion. And this certainly isn't a compelling enough story to warrant three novels, probably 1100 pages total, and a wait of a year or more for book #3! They brought back Corrie, a beloved character from the miles superior Still Life with Crows, and gave her almost nothing to do. Enough's enough, guys. Get this silly Nazi conspiracy story out of your system, stop having Pendergast act like he's in a Bourne movie, and go back to the much richer, interesting and unique stories you used to write.
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Jacqueline W. Agree, Agree. Although this book is likeable, my thoughts were the same .. where are the strange mysteries and the mystical Pendergast from the past?

Magic Mary Austin I absolutely agree with you.

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David I also agree. Three books is too much. I felt as if I gained nothing from this book. Pre-Helen Pendergast were superior books

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