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The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, Bk 7)
The Book of the Dead - Pendergast, Bk 7
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back...ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446576987
ISBN-10: 0446576980
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 480
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4.1 stars, based on 193 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, Bk 7) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
The first Preston/Child book I've read. Though I figured out not too far into the story that it's one of a series, the book has no problem standing on it's own. While I now feel the need to read everything these two authors have written together, it's only because I enjoyed the book and the characters so much.
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Helpful Score: 4
Agent Pendergast is in prison, the museum is under chaos with the opening of a new exciting exhibit, and a madman, Agent Pendergast's brother, is on the loose and must be stopped.

"Cabinet of Curiosities" introduced Constance Greene, then the Diogenes Trilogy begins with "Brimstone," continues with "Dance of Death," and ties everything up with this novel of "The Book of the Dead." I've read all of the books in succession, and this last novel was a great ending to a wonderful, interesting storyline.
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Helpful Score: 3
As with all of the Pendergast novels, I really enjoyed this one too. However, I did not think it was the best of the series. Since this book is a sequel to Dance of Death and it is very similar too it. I thought too similar. Pendergast didn't really pull anything new out of his hat this time and it was very predictable, which I did not feel his other novels were. That being said, if you enjoyed the rest of the series, you should still enjoy this one too, maybe just not as much as some of the others.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story in the Pendergast series with the final Diogenese tale. but is it over....
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Helpful Score: 2
This is by far the best effort of these two authors. The story line flows and leaves you waiting for the next book in this series. Highly recommended!
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Great book!
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This is a great read. There is no full out gore. Just be sure to read Dance of Death before you read this one. Great book.
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Well, this one was quite exciting! I must admit that it was a bit slow to start after the exciting finish of the last book, but it became just as nerve-wracking once the story started moving. Not to mention that this one had yet another cliffhanger of an ending! I thought that it would all be over after this one, but though this is a trilogy within the series, it seems that the next book will pick up right where this one abruptly leaves off. I really ended up liking Diogenes' character... I do wonder where this series will go!

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