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The Wheel of Darkness (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Title:The Wheel of Darkness
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2008), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Collections:Read but no longer own
Rating:***
Tags:fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, creepy

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I usually don't read murder-mysteries and this was my first Preston & Child book. The elements from Tibetan Buddhism are what attracted me to this novel. I enjoyed most of this book and could overlook the misconceptions and little hiccups, but the last quarter (25%) or so gets awfully bizarre! ( )
  dewbertb | Jan 24, 2016 |
3.25 stars
This book takes us on a cruise with Pendergast and Constance. While everything happens on the ship they still struggle to find out who the killer is. Pendergast dives the deepest into him mind palace he has been to this point. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
3.25 stars
This book takes us on a cruise with Pendergast and Constance. While everything happens on the ship they still struggle to find out who the killer is. Pendergast dives the deepest into him mind palace he has been to this point. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
Despite Pendergast being rather out of sync with what we've come to understand as his "character" for much of the novel and despite the fact that it feels like P&C attempted to shoehorn him into their own Agatha Christie-esque adventure... this was fun. The stakes (while still, you know, life and death) were a little lower than they were during the Diogenes trilogy and the standalone singularity of this novel was nice. But at the end of the day, it's also just kind of 'eh'. It could have been several other things, all of them better - but instead, we got an adventure that, while not a waste of anyone's time, feels rather unimportant or at least unmemorable in the grander scheme of things.

More at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-YW ( )
  drewsof | Sep 30, 2015 |
Despite Pendergast being rather out of sync with what we've come to understand as his "character" for much of the novel and despite the fact that it feels like P&C attempted to shoehorn him into their own Agatha Christie-esque adventure... this was fun. The stakes (while still, you know, life and death) were a little lower than they were during the Diogenes trilogy and the standalone singularity of this novel was nice. But at the end of the day, it's also just kind of 'eh'. It could have been several other things, all of them better - but instead, we got an adventure that, while not a waste of anyone's time, feels rather unimportant or at least unmemorable in the grander scheme of things.

More at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-YW ( )
  drewsof | Sep 30, 2015 |
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Lincoln Child dedicates this book to his daughter, Veronica.

Douglas Preston dedicates this book to Nat and Ravida, Emily, Andrew, and Sarah
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The only things moving in the vastness of the Llolung Valley were two black specks, barely larger than the frost-split boulders that covered the valley floor, inching along a faint track.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446580287, Hardcover)

FBI Special Agent Pendergast is taking a break from work to take Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. As a favor, Pendergast agrees to track and recover the relic. A twisting trail of bloodshed leads Pendergast and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Britannia, the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner---and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

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"A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence. An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning. An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most - himself."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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