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Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2)
Reliquary - Pendergast, Bk 2
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Ma...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812542837
ISBN-10: 0812542835
Publication Date: 7/1998
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 345 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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daedelys avatar reviewed Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was a good sequel to the first in the series, Relic. I was glad that Pendergast was in this was as well, and thought his entrance into the book was pretty funny.

I found the Wisher woman truly annoying. It's amazing how self-righteous the rich get when one of their own is killed, but can easily look the other way when it's the poor. I wonder if these type of people ever consider that while they tie up the police with their protests (such as in the book) that they prevent them from doing their jobs elsewhere?

The story also has a continuation of morons in the upper chains-of-command with the police and officials who only see and hear what they want to. They once again manage to ignore evidence brought before them by key characters and go on with their own agendas leaving the reader smacking their forehead over their stupidity.

On a side note. Why would someone use lily-pad plants as packing material? Wouldn't they be a poor choice, since as a water plant they'd have to be dried out before being used or they'd go to rot in crates? I know it's essential to the story, but wouldn't a grass-type plant, similiar to what's used for straw, have made more sense?

The main villain in the story may, or may not, be a surprise. Especially since, in my opinion, it was a bit Scooby-Doo on the unveiling.
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Helpful Score: 3
Even better than Relic, I enjoyed the story and the description of underground New York is fascinating
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book.
reviewed Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2) on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a grab you by the seat of your pants thriller.
A possable monster(s) is killing people in a horrible brutal way.
This leads the protaganists (Pendergrast; a sort of modern Sherlock Holmes of the F.B.I. with his brillianter than everyone else abilities and D'Agosta; the portly, cigar smoking, excellent detective of the NYPD that partners with Pendergrast ) into the tunnels under Manhattan.
Here there are whole colonies of homeless people. Here also lives The Beast !
I found this a Can't Put Down book !
reviewed Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2) on + 407 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked this sequel to Relic with its mix of horror and mystery. I especially liked how different events all intersected in interesting ways.
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reviewed Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2) on
This was a great effort in story telling. But you sell yourself short if you read this before RELIC. If you have read RELIC, you want to read this sequel. It is a "nail biter", "can't put it down " kind of book. You have gotta love Pentergast.
singingmoon avatar reviewed Reliquary (Pendergast, Bk 2) on + 64 more book reviews
Another great DP/LC book. This book fills in a lot of information that you did not get in The Relic. I enjoyed it.
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A great sequel to the book 'The Relic'. The same characters are back, although some are insanely different after surviving through the first story. The added character development really makes you feel much more involved with the plot.

Also, it does a great job of describing the different strata of people that live in, and BELOW, New York City!