Dance of Death - Pendergast, Bk 6 Author:Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Two brothers on opposite sides of the law battle it out on the streets of New York in this chill-inducing thriller, a follow-up to BRIMSTONE. — As the previous installment came to a close, vicious dogs and armed men surrounded FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his demise seemed certain. Nevertheless, he did leave behind a legacy: a letter... more » for his friend, NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta. Its contents ask D'Agosta to assume the responsibility of pursuing Pendergast's younger brother Diogenes, an insane and vengeful genius who has sworn to commit the perfect crime on January 28 -- which is now only one week away.« less
Tina D. (tdix) reviewed Dance of Death (Pendergast, Bk 6) on
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of all the preston,child books, this is my absolute favorite. the plot was terrific, as always, but i think the reason i liked it is that characters are finally complete, consistent and the story is the result of their behavior, i.e., they are who they are. in all the others, starting with relic, i felt that the characters' development and behavior was driven by the need to make the plot work, i.e., who they are changes to fit the circumstances.
oh, well, what do you expect from a literature major....?
Pendergast's diabolical brother Diogenes is hell-bent on destroying him. The murder of several people close to the FBI agent make it painfully clear to him that this is no slight case of sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, the feds are convinced that Pendergast himself was involved with the killings; to neutralize Diogenes, he must go underground, aided only by his old buddy NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta. Intense action; plot surprises.
The Pendergast-D'Agosta team is on the job. Read this after Brimstone. Pendergast re-appears. His brother terrorizes him and everyone around him. There's a death of someone we already know, a kidnapping, and a lot of other deceptions. Preston and Child present us another exciting page-turner!
This is the second book in this trilogy by Preston and Child. The first is Brimstone and the third is Book of the Dead. I'm a little biased about these two authors. I love them, so I really liked this book, especially Pendergast - what a great character. If you haven't read Brimstone yet, you should read that first - if you have then you must read this one next.