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The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston

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
Tags:fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, creepy

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The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston (2007)

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I've read all the books in the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child Pendergast series up to this one (so far). I've always been impressed by the way in which there is a hint of the supernatuaral in the investigations, yet the solution has always turned out to have a very earthly base. Consequently, I was disappointed to discover that in this book they had finally succumbed to employing supernatural elements to explain away the bizarre happenings. Still a well told story, but disappointing. ( )
  AussiePenMan | Nov 15, 2014 |
While all of the Agent Pendergast novels involve a level of otherworldly events this novel pushed that envelope a bit too much for my tastes. The characters are as fascinating as usual from these authors however the plot seemed a bit forced. The level of coincidence was higher than in previous novels and the plot was not as engrossing as the previous three books. Yes, I read the series in the order that it is published even though the authors claim that it is not necessary. I find that by reading them in order I get a bit more depth out of each book. I understand the characters better and some events would not have the same impact if you have not read the previous books. Overall I feel that unless you truly find this series fascinating and addictive this would be one book in the series you could pass by without any great loss. For a truly good read from Preston and Child I would highly recommend the Relic/Reliquary books and the Brimstone/Dance of Death/Book of the Dead miniseries. ( )
  goth_marionette | Sep 21, 2014 |
Not bad reading. This is the first time that I have read a Pendergast book. I find the character very interesting. I must read the others sometime. ( )
  nilbett | Jun 23, 2014 |
disappointing. ( )
  LindaRogers | May 3, 2014 |
I've read a whole bunch of books with Special Agent Pendergrast and Constance - and I think it's time they retired him. This book just got downright silly. I do like this series of books, tho. Pendergrast is strangely engaging. ( )
  debbie.menzel | Feb 6, 2014 |
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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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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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