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Two Graves by Douglas Preston
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Title:Two Graves
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2013), Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
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Preston & Child con Pendergast sono una garanzia. ( )
  Angela.Me | Nov 9, 2015 |
Started today, January 16th, 2013.
Nazies. Oh, well, being a German myself, I can honestly say, they are still alive and well. But the storyline feels like a deja vu, the idea was put through the grinder way to often. Having read all the more or less fantastic books by both authors, their collaborations in the Pendergast-Series, their standalone books and the books written by each author alone, I guess they have reached the end here, this is not as much a page-turner, as the other ones (excepting the flawed lesser ones).
Now I have finished it, I must say, no more Nazis als villains! For that and because I think the story is not as good as some books about Pendergast before, 1 star less giving 4 instead of 5. Maybe it is me, being tired of Nazis and Pendergast. ( )
  Ingo.Lembcke | Oct 27, 2015 |
A decent adventure yarn, but a crap entry in the Pendergast series. There's a plethora of unnecessary subplots and the authors seem embarrassed enough that they've pretty much wiped the developments from the series two books later. Shrug shrug shrug. ( )
  drewsof | Sep 30, 2015 |
A decent adventure yarn, but a crap entry in the Pendergast series. There's a plethora of unnecessary subplots and the authors seem embarrassed enough that they've pretty much wiped the developments from the series two books later. Shrug shrug shrug. ( )
  drewsof | Sep 30, 2015 |
Over the course of the previous books in the series Pendergast has been led to believe that his wife Helen was killed by a lion and then died at the hands of a murderer. As this book opens we learn that neither of these is true and Helen is still very much alive. At their touching reunion in Central Park, where despite everything Pendergast wants to begin their life together again Helen is abducted. With his dream of a happy life together torn from before his very eyes Pendergast slips into a deep depression and opens his door to no one. The only thing that draws him back from the brink of suicide is a series of murders committed by someone Pendergast believes may be his brother (Presumed dead). Well, Aloysius is about to discover Helen left behind more than the mystery of where she has been for the past several years.

Mr. Preston and Mr. Child never disappoint with this series. Do you have to suspend belief a little bit, of course you do, otherwise it would not be a Pendergast novel. But the roller coaster this book rides makes it worthwhile. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the Constance Green story was featured a little more prominently. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if the authors added a book to the series where her story is the main one.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
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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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