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Two Graves (Pendergast) by Douglas Preston

Two Graves (Pendergast) (edition 2012)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Title:Two Graves (Pendergast)
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 480 pages
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I like the opening quote:

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." ~ Confucius

I might add:

"Before publishing a novel about embarking on a journey of revenge, hire a competent editor."

In fairness, this followed my reading of "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick and that would be hard for anyone to go up against. In any case, if you have read every really good book ever published, then maybe this one is worth a go, otherwise, find something that was not cranked out without regard for literary intgegrity according to a repetitively succesful formula. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
Climax to the series was a little disappointing. ( )
  highlander6022 | Mar 16, 2016 |
I rather liked this one. I can't say much without spoilers, but Pendergast really faced some new personal challenges, and there were twists I didn't see coming. Well done. ( )
  Abby_Goldsmith | Feb 10, 2016 |
The previous two books in the "Helen" trilogi wasn't the best ones Preston and Child has written but this last book was not really good and I loved Corrie in "Still Life with Crows", but I don't understand the point with the subplot with her. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Feb 9, 2016 |
This book is a great ending to the 3-book story arc involving Pendergast and his wife, Helen. As always I flew through this book with the greatest of ease, but this book was a bit more dynamic than the last couple books, more in the style of their earlier stories. This book went in directions I never expected and leaves room for additional story lines I can’t even imagine until the authors continue on another adventure with Agent Pendergast. I enjoyed the two separate side story lines that involved Constance Green and Corrie Swanson. These are two very interesting characters and it was great to keep in contact with them and their personal issues. This book is highly recommended to lovers of the Pendergast series. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Lincoln Childmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Child, Lincolnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Lincoln Child dedicates this book to his daughter, Veronica.
Dougles Preston dedicates this book to Forrest Fenn.
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The woman with the violet eyes walked slowly beneath the trees of Central Park, hands deep in the pockets of her trench coat.
The title of the novel is from a quote by Confucius that reads “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
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After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.
But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels--perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture--NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?
When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.
Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.
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Special Agent Pendergast assists NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta in the investigation of a number of killings that ultimately prove to be messages from his wife's kidnappers.

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